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  • The FOG dashboard is the first page you are presented with after
  • 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 lower 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
  • 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.
  • You can also edit which type of tasks get counted towards the "queue".
    • This edit can be performed by going to
      FOGConfiguration Config.png- 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


This menu appears at the top of every page on Fog's web UI. The icons
are, from left to right:

Menu Logo Name Description
dashboard-ico.png Home/Dashboard This is the home screen of the FOG management portal.
users-ico.png User Management Individual administrators of the FOG resources.
hosts-ico.png hosts This section houses the hosts, which are the pcs to be imaged or to extract images from.
groups.ico.png groups This section houses groups, which are similar PCS' that need tasks done en-masse.
images-ico.png Image Management This section allows you to manage the image files stored on the FOG server.
Storage-ico.png storage-node This section allows you to add/remove storage nodes from the FOG system.
snapin-ico.png Snapin Management This section provides ways to automate various post-imaging tasks such as silently installing programs
printer-ico.png printers This section allows for management of printers, allowing you create printer objects that can later be assigned to hosts or groups.
service-ico.png Service Management This section allows you to control how the client service functions.
tasks-ico.png Task Management This section allow you to perform imaging tasks such as acquiring or deploying images.
reports-ico.png Report Management Reports let you pull information from the FOG database either as HTML, pdf, or csv.
Config.png Fog Configuration The section has the rest of the settings that don't fit anywhere else like the kernel updater, client service updater, iPXE edits, MAC address list, Log viewer
plugins-ico.png Plugin Management Plugins add more functionality to FOG. Must be enabled in Fog Configuration
logout-ico.png Logout Click this to log off/out of the Fog web UI

Last update: 2023-07-24