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How Many Peer Cache Sources? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are looking to implement Peer Cache and I can see there are recommendations regarding what clients are eligible to enable as peer cache sources based on chassis type, disk space, and network connectivity. 

    Ref: Peer cache for Configuration Manager clients

    Does anyone know of any recommendations for the number of clients to enable as peer cache sources?

    Should we enable peer cache source on all clients that meet the requirements and if so are there any implications of doing this, or for x number of clients you only need y number of peer cache sources?


    Monday, October 14, 2019 12:46 PM

Answers

  • I'm not sure if there is a reommended minimum/maixmum clients to use for peer cache.
    I would enable it on a specific amonunt or groups of machines where it would be beneficial for others, i dont think it would be good to enable it for all clients though, then again could be dependent on how big or small the office or remote location is

    Website: www.walshamsolutions.com Technical Blog: https://www.walshamsolutions.com/technical-blog Personal Blog: https://www.walshamsolutions.com/personal-blog Twitter: Dwalshampro

    • Proposed as answer by Jason SandysMVP Monday, October 14, 2019 1:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by David.West Monday, October 14, 2019 1:18 PM
    Monday, October 14, 2019 12:56 PM
  • Totally correct. There is no right or wrong answers here and the only real guidance suitable for most scenarios is to not enable it on all systems. It completely depends on the make up of a specific location; e.g., enabling it on laptops that are rarely connected to the intranet has little value but adds overhead to the process or enabling it on a system that is used by a heavy user (like someone using AutoCAD) may not work out well either. There's no defined set of criteria really, most of it is just common sense really.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys


    Monday, October 14, 2019 1:02 PM

All replies

  • I'm not sure if there is a reommended minimum/maixmum clients to use for peer cache.
    I would enable it on a specific amonunt or groups of machines where it would be beneficial for others, i dont think it would be good to enable it for all clients though, then again could be dependent on how big or small the office or remote location is

    Website: www.walshamsolutions.com Technical Blog: https://www.walshamsolutions.com/technical-blog Personal Blog: https://www.walshamsolutions.com/personal-blog Twitter: Dwalshampro

    • Proposed as answer by Jason SandysMVP Monday, October 14, 2019 1:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by David.West Monday, October 14, 2019 1:18 PM
    Monday, October 14, 2019 12:56 PM
  • Totally correct. There is no right or wrong answers here and the only real guidance suitable for most scenarios is to not enable it on all systems. It completely depends on the make up of a specific location; e.g., enabling it on laptops that are rarely connected to the intranet has little value but adds overhead to the process or enabling it on a system that is used by a heavy user (like someone using AutoCAD) may not work out well either. There's no defined set of criteria really, most of it is just common sense really.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys


    Monday, October 14, 2019 1:02 PM
  • Thank you both for your comments, I wasn't sure if Peer Cache should be treated like BranchCache in distributed mode where you enable it more generally, or if it should be treated like hosted mode where you enable it more targeted.

    Sounds like its another one that is very much environment dependant and there are no hard and fast rules.

    Monday, October 14, 2019 1:18 PM
  • Yep. In general, I would lean towards treating it like hosted mode particularly if you are using it in combination with BranchCache.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, October 14, 2019 2:40 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank Dwalsham and Jason share their opinions. Here's a short summary for the problem.

    Request/Expectation:
    Is there any recommendation for the number of clients to enable as peer cache sources?

    Solution Summary:
    The only real guidance suitable for most scenarios is to not enable it on all systems. It completely depends on the make up of a specific location; 

    Regards,
    Allen

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:21 AM