8.5 still supports the ARS and AFS.
What is the difference between Advance repeator and NSH repeator?
use case is: We have less bandwidth link between app server and XYZ location. We will be using BSA for XYZ location for:
- Patch management
- Application Deployment
Which repeator should be used in the above case?
ARS would only work w/ app deployment.
Bandwidth throttling on File Server using Advanced Repeaters means, restricting the WAN (wide area network) network traffic. It's the network route between Advanced File Server and Advanced Repeater only.
There are few confusing parts about setting this on AFS.
Below are two options, the first option is based on the available bandwidth to the Advanced File Server.
The second one is restricting Advanced File Server network throttling to certain limit which is cumulative of all the Advanced Repeaters actively staging application deploy job payloads. For huge deployments like 600GB payloads, if this cap on throttling was set, it will invite some problems with Marimba SDK. So, it is recommended to calculate the size based on the formulae for calculating "throughput": RWIN / RTT (TCP Receive Window / Rout Trip-Time).
Below is the screen:
But that will only apply to the software deploy for payloads in the file server. patches won’t go through the afs, nor will any ‘nsh copy at staging’ payload types. os provisioning doesn’t use the ars. For provisioning you’d setup a datastore at the remote site.