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Limit NIC speed on WSUS server RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have a bunch of servers hosted at a hosting provider. One of these servers are a WSUS server. I only have a 100 Mbit Internet connection. The WSUS server is serving computers all over the Internet on different kind of connections. Sometimes when we approve updates for many groups the WSUS server is using all the bandwidth and my other servers are getting unresponsive or very slow. I would like to limit my WSUS server to e.g. 70Mbit/70%, but not sure how to do it.

    It is a Windows server 2012 R2 running on a VMware ESXi 5.1. I would prefer to do it the Windows way and not in VMware if possible.


    Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk


    Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:18 PM

Answers

  • If I do understand you right, you see the bandwith bottleneck when your Clients download the approved updates, its not during synchronization/fetching Content for wsus, right? you can try limiting bandwith in iis Manager in that case, open Administrative Tools\ Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, select the WSUS Administration Site, on the right Hand Action pane you see configure limits.
    • Marked as answer by Thomas Nielsen Wednesday, September 2, 2015 1:21 PM
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:54 AM

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  • Am 27.08.2015 schrieb Thomas Nielsen:

    I have a bunch of servers hosted at a hosting provider. One of these servers are a WSUS server. I only have a 100 Mbit Internet connection. The WSUS server is serving computers all over the Internet on different kind of connections. Sometimes when we approve updates for many groups the WSUS server is using all the bandwidth and my other servers are getting unresponsive or very slow. I would like to limit my WSUS server to e.g. 70Mbit/70%, but not sure how to do it.

    You can configure the BITS. Sorry, i know it only in German, but i
    think you will find what you are searching for.
    http://www.wsus.de/bits At the end, you will find the Registry Keys
    and Values.


    Servus
    Winfried

    Gruppenrichtlinien
    HowTos zum WSUS Package Publisher
    WSUS Package Publisher
    HowTos zum Local Update Publisher
    NNTP-Bridge für MS-Foren

    Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:31 PM
  • since you're on 2012 R2, while BITS throttling is a good start, you can also look at branch cache / peer cache:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964314(v=vs.85).aspx

    Friday, August 28, 2015 6:34 PM
  • Hi

    BITS throttling works fine, when I configure it client side, but I would really love to control it server side instead. I am not sure that I can reach all my clients and configure them. Some of my clients is Home edition so Group Policy is not an option. Is it possible to control how much bandwidth the WSUS server can use, server-side?


    Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk


    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:43 AM
  • If I do understand you right, you see the bandwith bottleneck when your Clients download the approved updates, its not during synchronization/fetching Content for wsus, right? you can try limiting bandwith in iis Manager in that case, open Administrative Tools\ Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, select the WSUS Administration Site, on the right Hand Action pane you see configure limits.
    • Marked as answer by Thomas Nielsen Wednesday, September 2, 2015 1:21 PM
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:54 AM
  • If I do understand you right, you see the bandwith bottleneck when your Clients download the approved updates, its not during synchronization/fetching Content for wsus, right? you can try limiting bandwith in iis Manager in that case, open Administrative Tools\ Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, select the WSUS Administration Site, on the right Hand Action pane you see configure limits.

    Hi

    I just tried this on my test system and it looks like the solution for me to limit my WSUS server taking up all the bandwidth. Will try it on production later this week.

    Thanks :-)


    Thomas | MCP | http://www.techwork.dk


    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 1:21 PM
  • Am 02.09.2015 schrieb Thomas Nielsen:

    BITS throttling works fine, when I configure it client side, but I would really love to control it server side instead. I am not sure that I can reach all my clients and configure them. Some of my clients is Home edition so Group Policy is not an option. Is it possible to control how much bandwidth the WSUS server can use, server-side?

    Configure it on server side. Create a new GPO and link it on the OU
    where your WSUS is inside.


    Servus
    Winfried

    Gruppenrichtlinien
    HowTos zum WSUS Package Publisher
    WSUS Package Publisher
    HowTos zum Local Update Publisher
    NNTP-Bridge für MS-Foren

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:43 PM