stories of war between boy and machine

August, 2014

FOG Update – Part 5

With FOG registration tested and verified to be working, its time to move onto actually testing image uploading and downloading. If that doesn’t work, its game over. For Part 5, I will deal with how to upload an image to FOG and the process that I take to do this from scratch. Creating and uploading […]

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FOG Update – Part 4

Last week was spent trying to get our ESX cluster back up and working, so now its back onto FOG. Towards the end of the week, I did manage to spend some time on this again. I changed our switch configurations for the three rooms we manage the network of ourselves to point from pxelinux.0 […]

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ESX Clusterbomed – Part 2

Looks like the storage array is dead. After a bunch of messing around a couple of days ago, it really is apparent that we have lost the FFD2 enclosure. With it, we lose a few server, but we can also gain a load of storage disks. Until we manage come up with a new storage […]


ESX Clusterbombed – Part 1

BIG problem – our ESX cluster has fallen over. Kind of. Not entirely – but enough to be a complete pain. The symptom – our student webserver called ‘studentnet’ (which also hosts lots of student storage) stopped working. Actually, for a while I suspected something may happen, because we were observing very high memory usage […]

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FOG Update – Part 3

Recovering a deleted fog user – or – resetting a user’s password Today is off to a frustrating start. I couldn’t log into the web UI anymore – it kept telling me I had an invalid password. I rembered a while ago that I had a problem with my username – it turns out that […]

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FOG Update – Part 2

Looking to install FOG 1.2.0 from scratch? Check out my more updated post. Yesterday was mostly spent backing up the original FOG installation just in case this all goes horribly wrong (we do actually need to use this server, after all). This was taking absolutely forever, so I gave up and only backed up the […]


FOG Update – Part 1

Looking to install FOG 1.2.0 from scratch? Check out my more updated post. The end of the academic year has just happened, meaning that the start of a new term is fast approaching. Around this same time last year, I had my first experience with FOG by picking up where the previous networking technician left off. A […]