Best Practices Question

Kace site replication?

02/10/2015 4409 views
Hi Team,

               Can any one please explain me in detail about site replication, we are planning to do it in our environment. And explain me about what kind of difficulties are there in implementation and what precaution needs to be taken care before doing the same.

Raja Singh
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  • any Kace software to be installed on the machines on which we are going to implement KACE replication?

Community Chosen Answer

Replication is fairly straightforward.

1. Make sure the server/device you want to replicate to has an agent installed.
2. Make and share a folder on that server (DO NOT DO A HIDDEN SHARE)
3. Make sure users can at least read from the share and kace can write
4. Setup a replication Schedule.
---Choose the server
---Choose the OS's and whether to include app patches and dell updates
---For Destination Share Path: enter the LOCAL patch C:\ShareName
---For Download Share Path: enter the UNC path \\servername\sharename
---Choose proper user credentials that have access to the share
---Choose the label that contains the PC's you want to pull data from this replication share
---Choose replication schedule (best to do it off business hours)

There is a defect in the replication process that makes it replicate fairly slow. KACE bug ID's KA1257 and K1T2-663. If possible build a replication site close to your KACE box and then copy the replication share data to a flash drive and send it to your site. That way most of your data is already over there and it won't have to replicate from scratch.
Answered 02/11/2015 by: h2opolo25
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  • How does this work if someone is not on site, say for users who work from home? Is there a way to have the replication server on DMZ and have the users download from the replication server without having to VPN into our network?

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h2opolo25 gave a great answer there. I will add to consider the OS of the replication machine. You are limited to 20 concurrent connections with Windows 7. Windows Server eliminates that issue. If you have a small number of machines a workstation running Windows 7 will be fine. 
Answered 02/11/2015 by: rockhead44
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