10 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2015 6:38 AM by ggrassart

    VBOOT from Preferred server 9.6

    cdaisley Apprentice

      Currently in 9.5 we have a home grown way to  vboot from the sites preferred server so we don't have to keep pushing the 200+ meg wim file across the wan link to the target devices at remote site.  Some of tour remote sites in other countries have a very small pipe(<1 meg) and there is just no way we can push this 200 megs over and over again for re imaging

      So in 9.5 we did the following as a work around.  Basically we are using template actions to do this exact work that is found in the OSD script but we copy the files that are needed from the local preferred server.

      Example of the section in the osd script below. 

      REMEXEC0=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/bootfile.exe"

      REMEXEC1=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/tlibr16.dll"

      REMEXEC2=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/tlibr32.dll"

      REMEXEC3=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/lddefrag.exe"

      REMEXEC4=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/cicfgmgr.vxd"

      REMEXEC5=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/cindis.vxd"

      REMEXEC6=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/copyfile.exe"

      REMEXEC7=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/tokreplw.exe"

      REMEXEC8=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/boot.img"

      REMEXEC9=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/ChangeBCD.exe"

      REMEXEC10=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/BCD"

      REMEXEC11=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/files/bcdedit.exe"

      REMEXEC12=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\ChangeBCD<qt/> <qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\bcdedit.exe<qt/> <qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\BCD<qt/>

      REMEXEC13=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\sdclient.exe<qt/> /f /o /dest="C:\boot.wim" /p="http://%CUSTJOBHOSTIP%/landesk/vboot/boot.wim"

      REMEXEC14=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\copyfile.exe<qt/> <qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\boot.img<qt/> <qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\BCD<qt/> \boot\BCD

      REMEXEC15=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\lddefrag.exe<qt/> <qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\boot.img<qt/>, STATUS

      REMEXEC16=<qt/>%LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\bootfile.exe<qt/> %LDMS_CLIENT_DIR%\boot.img /keep /bootunsafe, ASYNC

      We want to do the same for 9.6 but the vboot files are very different. Seems like they are only 3.   Since there is no OSD scripts in 9.6 that we can take a peak at to see how this is done, does any one know how to achieve this in 9.6?  I personally cant believe that VBOOT from pref server inst an option. Landesk needs to realize that although most places in the US have very high speed fat pipes they are just as many places around the globe that does not.  This is where Pref. Servers play a crucial role in having a replica of the data that is stored locally and is reliable unlike a peer.   Hopefully landesk will add this feature in later releases and expand on the roles of preferred servers.  But for now any advice on how to get this done would be great!