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Multiple DP's setup - Best Way? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a lot of little sites that I don't want pulling software and update, etc...  over the WAN so I am thinking of standing up Multiple DP's.  What I am thinking but have never done is setting up servers here at my Main location and then moving the DP's to the location via there VMDK.  Once at new location just change the IP address... Do you see an issue with this what would be best practices in this scenario?  I am also looking at but not sure when would happen 1E Nomad & Adaptiva OneSite.  Please share your thoughts and best practices.  Thanks in Advance!
    Monday, August 17, 2015 2:56 PM

Answers

  • Could you just setup the DP in their remote location and transfer via WAN once ? Sure you'll have couples of gig over the WAN at first but it will be done once. You can enable bandwidth throttling during business hours if needed.

    Create a group for all your remote DP, if you have a new once to setup, simply add it to the group and the content will replicate.

    Your clients will then get their content on the local DP, no more WAN utilization. 

    If you really can't transfer over the WAN, I would pre-stage the content.

    Refer to the links provided by Frederick and this one.

    http://www.configmgr.no/2013/03/16/how-to-configure-dp-prestaging/


    Benoit Lecours | Blog: System Center Dudes

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:54 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:04 PM
  • Well you can change the IP address of a distribution point with no issue. just make sure to update the DNS.

    The only issue is during the time you move the disk the machine will off and thus plenty of error you will get in SCCM.

    Also you could simply use Prestage content. get the VM up copy the prestage content on it. Shut it down move it over to new location install DP role and get the content prestage.


    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:54 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 3:13 PM

All replies

  • Well you can change the IP address of a distribution point with no issue. just make sure to update the DNS.

    The only issue is during the time you move the disk the machine will off and thus plenty of error you will get in SCCM.

    Also you could simply use Prestage content. get the VM up copy the prestage content on it. Shut it down move it over to new location install DP role and get the content prestage.


    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:54 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 3:13 PM
  • Was wondering about Pre-stage...  I know about it but never used it before... Any good Blog post out there for this process?
    Monday, August 17, 2015 3:14 PM
  • Was wondering about Pre-stage...  I know about it but never used it before... Any good Blog post out there for this process?

    The technet article how to: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh692395.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Technet blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_osd/archive/2011/04/11/configuration-manger-2012-content-prestaging.aspx

    Monday, August 17, 2015 3:17 PM
  • Could you just setup the DP in their remote location and transfer via WAN once ? Sure you'll have couples of gig over the WAN at first but it will be done once. You can enable bandwidth throttling during business hours if needed.

    Create a group for all your remote DP, if you have a new once to setup, simply add it to the group and the content will replicate.

    Your clients will then get their content on the local DP, no more WAN utilization. 

    If you really can't transfer over the WAN, I would pre-stage the content.

    Refer to the links provided by Frederick and this one.

    http://www.configmgr.no/2013/03/16/how-to-configure-dp-prestaging/


    Benoit Lecours | Blog: System Center Dudes

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:54 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:04 PM