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  • Hi,

    I planning for SCCM 2012 design for our global client.  Currently our clients is running SMS 2003 infrastructure want to implement SCCM 2012.

    Current SMS design as follows. 

    One SMS 2003 central site connected with 3 regional primary sites for North America, EMEA and ASIA.

    North America has 4 Child Primary Sites manages around 8000 clients for software update and application distribution

    EMEA has 3 Child primary sites manages around 3000 clients for software update and application distribution

    ASIA has 2 Child primary sites manages around 6000 clients for software update and application distribution

    I feel existing design has more primary sites for less clients. Can anyone suggest best design for SCCM 2012 implementation.

    Regards,
    Madhanagopal

    Monday, December 17, 2012 8:02 AM

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  • 1 Primary site for all clients and local distribution points.

    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: blog.coretech.dk/kea and SCUG.dk/ | Twitter: @Agerlund | Linkedin: Kent Agerlund | Mastering ConfigMgr 2012 The Fundamentals

    Monday, December 17, 2012 9:17 AM
  • There are simply too many factors to take into consideration when building a ConfigMgr environment to be able to answer such a broad question in the forums. I'd suggest you take a class or hire an experienced consultant. Kent offers a great class if that's the route you'd like to take.


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

    Monday, December 17, 2012 3:17 PM
  • First, Kent's advice that you really only need 1 primary site and to use using Distribution Points located at the remote sites is spot on.  There are very few situations which would require multiple primaries or secondaries.  In my experience (and I'm guessing Kent's), a single primary with multiple DP's is more than adequate in all but the rarest of circumstances.

     

    Secondly, John's advice to hire a consultant or take Kent's class is good.  Kent is one of the most experienced SCCM professionals on the planet, and his class (and advice in forum responses) really show it.  I'd suggest taking his advice AND his class.  :-)


    Nash Pherson, Senior Systems Consultant - http://www.nowmicro.com - http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/npherson <-- If this post was helpful, please click "Vote as Helpful".


    • Edited by NPherson Monday, December 17, 2012 3:55 PM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 3:54 PM
  • I've had a ton of problems with stand alone DP's and I know one other MVP that stated he wont' install them anymore for his customers. Take that FWIW.


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

    Monday, December 17, 2012 7:44 PM
  • I'd be interested to hear what problems you and the other MVP have run in to.  While DP's aren't perfect, the only problems I've run into are configuration related and would only be exacerbated by adding more complexity with a secondary site.


     


    Nash Pherson, Senior Systems Consultant
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    • Edited by NPherson Monday, December 17, 2012 9:31 PM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 9:29 PM
  • IMO.. There seems to be something wrong with settings throttling to remote DP's based on priority. In 2007 I set all my packages to low priority and only allowed med and high traffic during business hours. This seems to break things in CM12. Another thing that drives me crazy is that the content status shown in the console is not accurate for remote DP's. I don't have any secondary sites so I can't say if this is only true for remote DP's or not. In general the entire pkgxfermgr mechanism to seems flaky at best.  


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

    Monday, December 17, 2012 9:43 PM
  • Hi Kent, 

    Thanks for your response. Though, 1 primary site and local DP's serve this purpose.  we would like to have centralized reporting and separate primary sites for each region. So,  how about installing CAS for centralized reporting and 3 primary sites for each region and replace the child primary sites with Distribution points. 

    Regards,

    Madhan

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:46 PM
  • You do not need all those primary sites unless you have over 100k clients 1 site is fine.


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

    • Marked as answer by madhanagoapl Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:00 PM
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:56 PM
  • A Single Primary Would serve the purpose . You may also use DP's or Secondary sites 

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    Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:44 AM