• The FOG dashboard is the first page you are presented with after login.

  • This page just gives you an overview of what is happening on your FOG server.

System overview

  • The system overview box is the the top left hand box on this page.

  • The information presented in this box is

    • the current user

    • the server IP addresses or hostnames for your web server

    • the server IP addresses or hostnames for your tftp server

    • the server IP addresses or hostnames for your storage server

    • This section also gives you the system uptime or how long the system has been running without restart

    • The system load

System Activity

  • The system activity box is in the top row, the middle box.

  • This section shows the unicast queue, or the number of unicast deploys that are currently in progress.
    • The queue size can change and is based on the the Storage Group(s).

    • Each storage node has a setting ‘’Max Clients’’ making this the maximum number of hosts that this node can image to.
      • If there are 2 nodes with a max of 10 each then your maximum queue amount is 20.

      • However, remember the more you increase the ‘’Max Clients’’ the slower each particular host will be to deploy the image.

  • This means that after 20 hosts are receiving images (at once) the 21st will wait for one of the hosts in progress to complete before starting.

  • The reason this was created was so that you could queue up 100 machines with different images (all unicast) and still keep the system functional.

  • We have heard of this queue being used to re-image an entire building of computers ( ~ 1000+ ) overnight.

  • This section updates in real time.

  • It will display all the queued, running, etc… tasks and updates at the same interval as the Bandwidth graph.

  • Also, SVN installations (and later future releases) are able to edit which type of tasks get counted towards the “queue”.
    • This edit can be performed by going to FOGConfiguration configIcon –> FOG Settings–> General Settings –> FOG_USED_TASKS.

    • The text field is numeric values (so you’ll need to know which task id’s are which type.

    • This text field is a CSV setup. If you type (1,2,3,4,5) it will display all tasks of Deploy, Capture, Debug, Memtest, and Testdisk as queued/active depending on their current state.

    • The exception to this rule, is Task Type ID 8 (multicast) in which case it takes the Jobs, not each individual host task, as a queued slot.

Disk Information

  • The disk information box is the top, right hand section of the dashboard page.

  • This is a semi-realtime display of the storage remaining on the storage server.

  • There is also a drop-down box that can be changed to your storage nodes to monitor their Disk Information.

  • If you get an error in this box, please see [[Dashboard Error: Permission denied…]] #page doesn’t exist in rst yet

30 Day Imaging History

  • This image shows your imaging trends for the past 30 days