Following on this thread (https://communities.bmc.com/thread/77873?tstart=0) I wanted to further understand the effectiveness of repeaters during remediation of patch analysis jobs.
If I understand correctly during patch analysis, BSA analyses each server one by one and creates a package with missing updates for each server. In this sense one can still make use of the ‘stage indirect (using repeaters)’ option but wouldn’t benefit from it since a separate package for each server would still traverse the WAN to get copied to the repeater.
What I would like to ask is if BSA during analysis finds two servers with the exact same needs it terms of patches, will it bundle them together in a single remediation package or it will still create a separate package for each one.
the same payload will not be copied over the wan multiple times if the payload is already on the repeater. so regardless of what combination of patches are delivered to a server, if serverA needs patches 1,2,3,4 and serverB needs patches 3,4,5,6, patches 3 and 4 will only be copied across the wan once during the staging phase.