Speeding up the Graphical User Interface
FOG's User Interface runs on your main FOG server, which is likely a well-built machine. The interface experiences some delays responding to user input because of some of the overhead it has to handle, but also because it attempts to provide real-time updates about the status of your hosts.
- There are two settings that can be modified to increase FOGs responsiveness:
- Disable animations:
About > FOG Settings > General Settings > FOG_USE_ANIMATION_EFFECTS: Set to 0
This will make FOG messages appear instantly rather than slowly decending from the top of the page.
- Note: It is usually not necessary to actually click Ok on the message. Just continue to the next task.
- Disable Host Lookup:
About > FOG Settings > General Settings > FOG_HOST_LOOKUP: Set to 0
- Caution: As noted in this thread, this also has the negative impact of breaking the search-for-hosts-as-you-type feature.