We upgraded the disks in our Fog server this week.
Uptime 258 days 19 hours 39 minutes.
We were very sad to have to take it down
Actually, we were still on version 0.26 so we sorted that while we were at it as well
It's the best uptime of any server in our racks... the CC3 servers get rebooted on a very regular basis because they're awful!
What's your switch uptime? Sucks went you have to reboot stuff with a such a good uptime. At least it wasn't 11 years!!
Just be lucky you haven't had 5 powercuts since the start of 2010! Getting a bit daft now, and we only have 1 UPS which can only cover our essential servers. Oh, and guess who's fault the powercuts are?
My server uptime is just over 193 days, but mind you i did get it in august. Best server uptime is my ISA server, been up near 4 years now, never been turned off/restarted.
My first post.. Sorry to go off topic.
Could I ask a few questions?
A: Is Fog worth using as a practical deployment tool?
B: How easy is it to make an image and serve?
C: Will it replace the stupid floppy disks I have to use?
D: Will it save my sanity from build errors with RM? (Drivers/Time outs/Software errors/ Over bloated installations)
E: How easy is it to integrate into RM CC3 network?
I can see the benefits are very beneficial, but I am worried that my Network manager will not like it. He's an RM Man and won't budge on anything remotely different..
Could you please point me to a guide on the subject, as I have been following the FOG webpage and just set it up on a old Dell server. I just set-up last night and got to to boot a memory test. Just would like a heads up on is it worth it and how do you customise your images?
Thanks in advance, especially all the newbie questions
So don't, start a new thread.Originally Posted by fred81
The Fog Wiki is a great place to start, there's a very comprehensive user guide on there, but if you've already got it loaded and working then the hard part's done - the rest is working out the most effective way to use it in your school.
With CC3 we used to use it to roll out a basic XP build with SP2 on, then let RM take over at this point. The image was set to automatically log in and run the makeCC3 program so all we had to do was fill in the boxes and away it went. You can't take an image of a fully built RM station, as if you change the name of a workstation once RM has it in it's grip, it messes up a lot of things - shame.
On my new 'vanilla' network it does a lot for me; image distribution including automatically re-naming the workstation and adding it to AD, user tracking, shutting all my machines down at night, keeping screen resolutions in check and logging students off after 30mins of in-activity. It also has the ability to manage printers and do software distribution but I've never looked into these features as I have working processes n place for both.
Last edited by maniac; 18th February 2010 at 05:29 PM.
Just checked, and our ISA server is currently at 344 days uptime.
I once knew a server with uptime in excess of 750 days, and it only lost that because we moved office.
CC3 is getting pretty old now... at some point you're going to have to upgrade and if you're lucky someone may consider the cost and performance benefits of not running an RM system. If you check out current RM solutions for school systems and compare with what you'd get from an ordinary corporate supplier, RM are more expensive and their hardware and software is inferior.
If you've got as far as setting FOG up then that's a good start. Hopefully you can impress him with it. If not, well then you have my sympathy
fred81 (19th February 2010)
i had a BSD server going.. only a basic internet proxy.. it did 4 yeas then the HDD failed.
my best ever server... she did me good.
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