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Management Point - Adding a second RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have a single SCCM Site, we only have one boundary setup (AD).  Is it possible to have a second MP in a site like this, or do I need to setup a seconday site?
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:18 PM

Answers

  • You can have multiple MPs for a single site; but what you do is setup a NLB (network load balancing); behind that NLB are the 2 (or more) MPs.  Look at your MP configuration pane, you'll see that "NLB" is a choice.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633031.aspx

    Note:  if someone comes across this post in the future, the above is true for ConfigMgr 2007.  In ConfigMgr 12, you can have multiple MPs for a site, and the client will pick one, no NLB needed.  But in CM07, an NLB is needed.


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    • Proposed as answer by John Marcum Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mac Waite Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:58 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:32 PM

All replies

  • You can create a second MP in a single primary site, but it won't be used.  If you create a child secondary site with a management point, it's considered a proxy management point, and will be used.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693589.aspx


    Nicholas Jones, MCITP® | Core Infrastructure Consultant | Sparkhound | https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/nicholas.jones/profile


    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:24 PM
  • You can have multiple MPs for a single site; but what you do is setup a NLB (network load balancing); behind that NLB are the 2 (or more) MPs.  Look at your MP configuration pane, you'll see that "NLB" is a choice.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633031.aspx

    Note:  if someone comes across this post in the future, the above is true for ConfigMgr 2007.  In ConfigMgr 12, you can have multiple MPs for a site, and the client will pick one, no NLB needed.  But in CM07, an NLB is needed.


    Standardize. Simplify. Automate.

    • Proposed as answer by John Marcum Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mac Waite Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:58 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:32 PM
  • Why do you want to add a second MP? What's the reason?

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:02 PM
  • Also you can have second MP when your site mode is in native and for Internet based client support you can place a second MP to Answer the IBCM http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693824.aspx

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    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:43 PM
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    If I create a secondary site to setup a proxy MP without boundaries setup, I'm not sure how it would be used.  We have a flat domain and use only the domain for our boundary.   Would we have to pick the “site” a system was assigned to when we installed the client?  If I pass the information in the client setup it would be assigned to that site and would then use that MP?

    The one idea that seems like it might be the best with be NBL, we could have the load over a few servers and if something happens we’d be able to continue.



    I was asked to look into the option for a second MP, we had some issues the other day where our MP was down for a while and luckily we had not issues getting back up.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:54 PM
  • is your MP is on different server other then site server if you have proper backup you don't required a second MP but anyway you can have either proxy MP at secondary site or can have MP in NLB

    Syed Kasif

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:53 PM
  •  

    If I create a secondary site to setup a proxy MP without boundaries setup, I'm not sure how it would be used.  We have a flat domain and use only the domain for our boundary.   Would we have to pick the “site” a system was assigned to when we installed the client?  If I pass the information in the client setup it would be assigned to that site and would then use that MP?

    The one idea that seems like it might be the best with be NBL, we could have the load over a few servers and if something happens we’d be able to continue.



    I was asked to look into the option for a second MP, we had some issues the other day where our MP was down for a while and luckily we had not issues getting back up.

    I think your best solution is what Sherry posted above. There's no true "High Availabilty" in SCCM.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum/|

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:20 PM
  • You can have multiple MPs for a single site; but what you do is setup a NLB (network load balancing); behind that NLB are the 2 (or more) MPs.  Look at your MP configuration pane, you'll see that "NLB" is a choice.

    While an NLB MP can consist of up to four servers, you still have only one MP.  If the load balancing breaks or has an issue, you're down.

    Nicholas Jones, MCITP® | Core Infrastructure Consultant | Sparkhound | https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/nicholas.jones/profile

    • Marked as answer by Mac Waite Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:58 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mac Waite Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:58 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:24 PM
  • Great, thanks for the advice.
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:58 PM