Replication share design and architecture questions
We are new to KACE and trying to design the best way to setup replication shares across the enterprise.
- Companywide will be 5,500+ users
- 10 divisions
- 60+ locations around the world
- 50MB MPLS WAN, 1GB LAN to desktops, core routers, switches and servers on 10GB
Looks like we only need 1 RS per LAN (which means each location). We have servers at every site but we may need to get more HDD space on some.
Community Chosen Answer
YOu need a few things at each site
1. Machine with an Agent (server prefered but small sites could get away using a desktop or workstation)
2. A shared out folder (local and share permissions set accordingly)
3. Hard drive space to handle the amount of data you plan on replicating
Recommended number is based on the OS that is going to handle the share and concurrent connections. For the small office you could get away with a Desktop (XP is 10 concurrent). For that larger office you probably want to use a server there so it can handle more connections from the agents.
You have to also think about bandwidth between the site and KBOX. It doesn't seem like an issue from your desciption though. You won't need more then one RS per site unless you want to do that yourself. The goal for RS is to make sure those machines don't pull across the WAN.