1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 26, 2014 8:48 AM by Bill Robinson

    What is the Best Practice to Patch or deploy blpackages to Servers that are present in 4 different data centers...

    Rajkumar Rajpurohit

      Hello.

       

      We have servers in 4 different data centers, say, California, Florida, London & Bangalore. It takes too long time to copy even a 1MB file from the server of one DC to the server in another DC. Now, we need the best possible way for patching the servers and also deploying blpackages on the servers present in all 4 DCs. We have 3 app servers setup on same DC (California). Could you please help in setting up the best possible solution for this. Should i be using Advanced Repeaters? Or any other solution? Please suggest. Thanks a lot in advance.

       

      Regards,

      Rajkumar.

        • 1. Re: What is the Best Practice to Patch or deploy blpackages to Servers that are present in 4 different data centers...
          Bill Robinson

          repeaters will cache the payloads.  same w/ ARS - and ars handles bandwidth limiting.  so the payload is copied once to the repeater, then from the repeater to the targets.  this works if you are copying the same file to multiple targets at the remote site, since the copy only happens once across the wan.  so for things like patching servers that are fairly similar that will help, and also when you are pushing the same deploy to multiple targets.

           

          another option would be to setup file shares at each site and then use the 'AGENT_MOUNT' url type for your payloads where the target mounts the share and runs the install using that.  they you can use some other method to replicate the payloads around that might be able to use a connection that's faster than the wan.