you have the ARS at each of these locations? iirc the bandwidh controls are configured per repeater right ?
As Bill mentioned, if you use advanced repeaters then you can configure the amount of bandwidth they will use plus you will get the advantages of automatic compression and byte level differences for package distribution.
However, there are other actions that need to be considered which do not use repeaters, I cannot find documentation which covers this so I have started to collect my own appserver -> target communication
The biggest traffic hogs which don't use repeaters - patch analysis (Linux & Windows) and Inventory snapshot (Windows) for now you have to schedule these at a suitable time and probably limit the concurrency so that only x machines are processed at a time.
Yes, we do have an ARS at each location.
So are you saying I can turn off the bandwidth management on the main BLFS and just turn it on for the one location I need to control bandwidth?
Right now our biggest concern is package deployments; we haven't gotten to the patch analysis stage of things yet.