[wpkg-users] How to track the overall installation progress?

Nicolas Briche nbriche at free.fr
Thu Feb 19 13:03:20 CET 2015


Le 2015-02-17 21:07, Holger Kröber a écrit :
> Hello,
> what can i do to track the overall installation progress? E.g. when i
> deploy package x,
> after three days i want to know, how many computers (e.g 20 of 44)
> have successfully (or not) installed this package.

I use GLPI/FusionInventory to deploy WPKG packages.  The latest version 
of FusionInventory's management console shows you the deployment 
progress as graphs for each task (as a half-circle showing percentage of 
clients successfully updated, ready to update, currently updating, and 

I configure FusionInventory deployment tasks as a WPKG 
"/install:<package> /quitonerror" command, which allows FusionInventory 
to show WPKG's error output in case of failure.  It's usually enough, 
but sometimes I have to go fetch the full log in a share.

Best of both worlds, really.  Of course, that means that I don't really 
use /synchronize as a regular command.  I basically use it only when I 
first install a new machine, or to update a machine that hasn't seen the 
light of network for a while.  Also some OUs, using WPKG-GP.  In fact, 
with 250 clients and many, many use cases, the WPKG profile management 
upon which /synchronize relies would be too complex for me to maintain 
by hand.  So I only have the 'new-client' profile, which 
installs/maintains a basic stack.  All the rest is managed by GLPI/FI 
deployments as kind of WPKG wrappers.

With your exemple (44 clients), I'd guess you've got enough machines 
(and probably servers, printers and switches) to justify using something 
like GLPI.


More information about the wpkg-users mailing list