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SCCM 2012 - Secondary Site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Need some clarification

    1. I have 3 secondary site which has MP role enabled on it. Incase of one MP (In Secondary site) goes down will it failover to another MP (Another secondary site)
    2. In another scenario - if i place standalone MP near to secondary site MP. In case secondary site MP goes down will the other standalone MP will takeover

    Please advice

    Regards, Pratap

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:56 AM

Answers

  • No to both questions. Clients will not failover from an MP in a secondary site to an MP in a primary site. You can manipulate boundary groups if a secondary site fails to cause clients to eventually choose an MP in the primary site, but this is by no means a natural failover and is thus not something I would ever recommend relying on.

    For this reason, using a DP instead of a secondary site for remote locations is preferred in many or most scenarios.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:51 PM

All replies

  • Have a look at Management Point affinity in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU3. It's specifically for Primary Sites but the information will help you.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jchalfant/management-point-affinity-added-in-configmgr-2012-r2-cu3/



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson


    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:05 AM

  • 2. In another scenario - if i place standalone MP near to secondary site MP. In case secondary site MP goes down will the other standalone MP will takeover


    There can only be one MP in each secondary site.

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

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:20 AM
  • No to both questions. Clients will not failover from an MP in a secondary site to an MP in a primary site. You can manipulate boundary groups if a secondary site fails to cause clients to eventually choose an MP in the primary site, but this is by no means a natural failover and is thus not something I would ever recommend relying on.

    For this reason, using a DP instead of a secondary site for remote locations is preferred in many or most scenarios.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:51 PM