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Number and configuration of CMG RRS feed

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  • Hi all!

    We are thinking about setting up a CMG to handle all Internet based clients. The numbers have reached new heights during this pandemic since users never connect with VPN...

    We have offices all around the globe and the most important parts are Europe, Asia and USA.

    The current setup of EM is a singe Primary Site with distribution points on all major sites.

    At the moment we are thinking about setting up one CMG in Europe to handle the policies only, but looking ahead with OSD and application distribution, this seems like it will not be enough to handle all clients around the globe. (Content enabled CMG) 

    Is it possible to setup multiple CMGs in different regions with our current design of Endpoint Manager? (One in Europe, one in North America and one in Asia). In my world, downloading applications from a CMG hosted in Europe when the client is in the USA will take quite some time....

    Best regards
    CM001

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:50 AM

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  • Hi,

    There is no reason to host them in different regions, as the connection between the Configuration Manager client and the CMG isn't region-aware anyway. Depending on the clients I would start with 1-2 and then monitor the performance and add more if needed.

    But again that is depending on the number of clients. 

    Regards,
    Jörgen



    -- My Enterprise Mobility blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:52 AM
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  • Hi,


    You don't need to deploy more than one cloud management gateway for the purposes of geolocation. The ConfigMgr client is mostly unaffected by the slight latency that can occur with the cloud service, even when geographically distant.
    For more information, see
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/cmg/plan-cloud-management-gateway

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/cmg/cloud-management-gateway-faq



    Best regards,
    Larry

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:21 AM
  • Thanks for the quick reply!

    What happens when we enable Content Enabled CMG, from where will the applications be downloaded?

    I might have misunderstood the usage here, but aren't the files downloaded from the CMG directlly?
    If a client in the US is trying to download an application when connected to the Internet, downloading it from the CMG hosted in Europe, wouldn't it take "forever" to download the files?

    //CM001

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:17 AM
  • > from where will the applications be downloaded?

    From Azure.

    > I might have misunderstood the usage here, but aren't the files downloaded from the CMG directly?

    From the CMG Service in Azure, correct.

    > If a client in the US is trying to download an application when connected to the Internet, downloading it from the CMG hosted in Europe, wouldn't it take "forever" to download the files?

    No, not at all. The routing in Azure handles this to ensure the egress point from Azure in closer to the client and the backbone in Azure is amazingly fast. While there will certainly be a small difference, it's not significant or worth adding additional CMGs to account for.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:58 PM
  • Hi,


    You don't need to deploy more than one cloud management gateway for the purposes of geolocation. The ConfigMgr client is mostly unaffected by the slight latency that can occur with the cloud service, even when geographically distant. This is the charm of Azure cloud service. :)
    For more information, see
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/cmg/plan-cloud-management-gateway

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/clients/manage/cmg/cloud-management-gateway-faq



    Best regards,
    Larry

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    Friday, July 3, 2020 7:15 AM
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    Monday, July 6, 2020 6:50 AM