Author: Tyler from PEI Language: text
Description: PXE Boot Imaging Timestamp: 2017-08-08 06:44:17 -0400
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  1. With regards to the conversation around PXE booting in Ep. 329, I just wanted to give a shoutout to the FOG project (fogproject.org).
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  3. I work at a small University and we have been using FOG for a number of years now to deploy our standard workstation images. We run the software on a Debian host (though Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora and Arch are also supported) and it can capture images from Windows, MacOSX and Linux hosts (both physical and virtual... I'm not sure about the BSDs however).
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  5. We have found it to be relatively easy to implement and has been very reliable in production. The general idea is that you prepare an image on a client machine (either physical or vm) then PXE boot that client using the FOG server to capture a disk image over the LAN (using PartClone under the hood). Once the image is uploaded, you can then deploy that image over the LAN to other client workstations in either uni-cast or multicast sessions.
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  7. One of my favorite features is the ability to PXE boot a workstation and choose from any number of images which have been uploaded to the server.
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  9. Our approx. 30-60GB images deploy in 3-5 min on average, which makes for pretty quick testing of new images or configurations, or even different operating systems altogether.
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  11. As always big thanks to Dan, Wes and the rest of the JB team!
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