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Deployment package 500 Mb to 12 Distribution Point RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have a package of 500 Mb that has started to be distributed to 12 distribution points but after 4h30 minutes it is still in progress:

    I checked distmgr.log, pkgXferMgr.log on the management point and smsdpprov.log on the distribution point and could not see any error any information about the delay... which other log(s) could be checked?

    The package should be about 62,000 Files... 

    5h 30 minutes first DP completed!!!

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL





    • Edited by Felyjos Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:09 AM
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:05 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    After 3 and 1/2 days the package has been distributed to all DPs.

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    • Marked as answer by Felyjos Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30 PM

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  • HI Dom,

     

    Firstly, we can try to increase the Maximum threads per packages and Maximum number of packages: under “Administration > Sites > select your site > Configure Site Components > Software Distribution Components” to see if the speed can increase.

    • Maximum number of packages: Specifies the maximum number of packages that ConfigMgr can send to the DPs simultaneously. The specified value should be between 1 and 50.
    • Maximum threads per package: Specifies the maximum number of threads allocated to each package during distribution. Specified value should be between 1 and 999.

     

    If the distribution is between sites, please also increase the “Maximum concurrent sendings” options, which allow you to change the maximum number of objects that can be sent to “All sites” or “Per site” under Site Settings > Senders > Standard Sender > Advanced tab to see if the issue can be fixed. For the related log, it is in sender.log

     

    Meanwhile, we can also cancel the distribution and distribute to the DPs one by one to see if there’s any affected DP.

     

    Also, we can check if the issue is only with this package and choose another package to deploy to see if it is working. If it is, we can compare the logs under the distmgr.log, pkgXferMgr.log on the management point and smsdpprov.log on the distribution point to see if there’s anything abnormal.

     

    The following article describe the troubleshooting of content distribution, you can refer to it.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4482728/understand-troubleshoot-content-distribution-in-configuration-manager

     

    Hope it can help.

     

    Best regards.

    Crystal



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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:18 AM
  • Hi Dom,

    In addition of Crystal's post, you can check the distmgr.log file located on the site server in "SCCM Install directory\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs" for more details about distribution progress.

    Regards,

    SAAD Youssef

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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:30 AM
  • You can also change the priority of distributing specific package and send again

     
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:08 AM
  • I checked distmgr.log, pkgXferMgr.log on the management point

    These logs are unrelated to the MP as the MP does not send content to DPs.

    I don't know what you expect here, content simply takes time to transfer. Why are you expecting or even looking for errors though? 

    which other log(s) could be checked?

    None. Network transfer of files has nothing to do with logs. Logs simply reflect activity and have no way of explicitly telling you why a network transfer is taking longer than you expect. 

    Have you enabled throttling or scheduling on these DPs? Are these DPs attached to secondary sites?

    Have you discussed the transfer rates with your network team? Have you reviewed bandwidth usage on the NIC(s) in the site server? Is the site server a VM sharing resources with other VMs?


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

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:48 PM
  • HI Dom,

     

    Firstly, we can try to increase the Maximum threads per packages and Maximum number of packages: under “Administration > Sites > select your site > Configure Site Components > Software Distribution Components” to see if the speed can increase.

    • Maximum number of packages: Specifies the maximum number of packages that ConfigMgr can send to the DPs simultaneously. The specified value should be between 1 and 50.
    • Maximum threads per package: Specifies the maximum number of threads allocated to each package during distribution. Specified value should be between 1 and 999.

     

    If the distribution is between sites, please also increase the “Maximum concurrent sendings” options, which allow you to change the maximum number of objects that can be sent to “All sites” or “Per site” under Site Settings > Senders > Standard Sender > Advanced tab to see if the issue can be fixed. For the related log, it is in sender.log

     

    Meanwhile, we can also cancel the distribution and distribute to the DPs one by one to see if there’s any affected DP.

     

    Also, we can check if the issue is only with this package and choose another package to deploy to see if it is working. If it is, we can compare the logs under the distmgr.log, pkgXferMgr.log on the management point and smsdpprov.log on the distribution point to see if there’s anything abnormal.

     

    The following article describe the troubleshooting of content distribution, you can refer to it.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4482728/understand-troubleshoot-content-distribution-in-configuration-manager

     

    Hope it can help.

     

    Best regards.

    Crystal



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    Thanks Crystal,

    Yes this could be the issue as there was more than 3 packages distributed at once and all of them were sent to 12 Distribution Points. 

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:11 PM
  • I checked distmgr.log, pkgXferMgr.log on the management point

    These logs are unrelated to the MP as the MP does not send content to DPs.

    I don't know what you expect here, content simply takes time to transfer. Why are you expecting or even looking for errors though? 

    which other log(s) could be checked?

    None. Network transfer of files has nothing to do with logs. Logs simply reflect activity and have no way of explicitly telling you why a network transfer is taking longer than you expect. 

    Have you enabled throttling or scheduling on these DPs? Are these DPs attached to secondary sites?

    Have you discussed the transfer rates with your network team? Have you reviewed bandwidth usage on the NIC(s) in the site server? Is the site server a VM sharing resources with other VMs?


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

    Hello,

    Yes throttling during the day 5 am to 8 pm.

    No secondary site.

    Yes the transfer rates has been discussed with our network team and for these deployments they are running at 50% of maximum allowed on the pipes before 8 pm and 80% between 8 pm and 5 am. All the communication LAN is at 10 Megabits per second, except for one Distribution Point which is at 5. The Network between the various Distribution Point Server sites is at 1 Tb/s.

    The bandwidth usage on the NIC(s) in the site server is at 65% maximum, there are not many peaks. 

    Yes this site server is a VM sharing resources with other VMs 

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL


    • Edited by Felyjos Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:43 PM
  • HI Dom,

     
    Thanks for your reply.
     
    Just want to confirm if there’s an opportunity to increase the setting to test. If yes, please let us know the update.
     
    Thanks and have a nice day!
     
    Best regards.
    Crystal


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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:12 AM
  • HI Dom,
     
    How's everything going? Is there any update on our issue? If yes, feel free to let us know.
     
    Thanks and have a nice day!
     
    Best regards.
    Crystal


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    Monday, October 28, 2019 3:02 AM
  • Hello,

    After 3 and 1/2 days the package has been distributed to all DPs.

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    • Marked as answer by Felyjos Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30 PM
  • HI Dom,

    Thanks for your update. I am glad to hear that the package has been distributed to all DPS now. In the future, we suggest to increase the Maximum threads per packages and Maximum number of packages to see if the Performance can be better.

    Thanks for posting in our forum and have a nice day!

    Best regards.

    Crystal


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    Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:05 AM