Is there any possibility to make an imaging process more effective by automatical adding of all computers (and giving them random names in a database) which initiated a PXE boot without choosing "On Demand" option on every of them?
Most things are possible. Can you give details on how this could work. How would you handle sending different images. When the computer is added to the db with a random name would it be used again or should it be removed, etc. I have some ideas of how this could all work, but I'm up for suggestions.
Thank you for reply. In brief, scheme is following. Got one server, 48-ports switch and about 40 client machines with PXE boot priority. There is no need to send different images, there's only one need to send an image made universal, to all of them automatically right after their PXE booting, without any pressing "On Demand" and manual adding them into base via PXE menu or from the server side.
Maybe, kinda script?
I love the idea of Clobber mode. Would it be possible to add an option to add the computer to the database when in clobber mode - an additional check box after "prompt for computer name"? This would be great for setting up large amounts of new computers.
Thanks so much for your hard work.
Nothing has been implemented to handle this yet. There has not been a new release since this post. I will put it in the next release slated for april-may. I still don't understand how you could translate a random name to the actual computer name at a later time, how would you know which is which?