ConfigMgr Pull DP Details Log Files | SCCM. Pull DP (Distribution Point) is one of the new features available with the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 RTM release.
What is Pull Distribution Point? Enable the pull DP option on a DP to change the behavior of how that computer obtains the content that you distribute to the DP.
When we configure a DP to be a pull DP, we must specify one or more source DPs from which the pull DP obtains the content.
ConfigMgr Pull DP Details Log Files | SCCM
Pull DP configuration would be very helpful in the following scenario. When you have a primary server across the WAN (for example in the US) and 3 DPs in India. Out of 3 DPs, one DP is configured as pull DP and specified other 2 DPs in the pull DP to act as “source for content”.
When you deploy a package to ‘pull DP’ and the content is already replicated to any of the other DPs in India then the content won’t get downloaded across the WAN. One of the DP which has the content act as “SOURCE for content” for pull DP.
Following are topics covered in this post. ConfigMgr Pull DP Details Log Files | SCCM.
1. How to Install/Configure Pull DP?
2. How to Verify the Pull DP is installed successfully?
3. How to confirm whether the Package or application is replicated to PULL DP?
4. More details about Pull DP
How to Install Pull DP?
In CM 2012 console, Navigate to “Servers and Site System Roles” –> Under Site System Roles right click on Distribution Point and go to properties –> Click on “Pull Distribution Point” tab and select the option “Enable pulling content from other Distribution points” and you’re done!
(Note : ACNCMPRI is my Primary server. Pull DP = ACNCMCDP02)
How to Verify the Pull DP is installed successfully?
Go through log files in the following sequence.
hman.log @ Primary Sever ACNCMPRI
DistMgr.log @ Primary Sever ACNCMPRI
PullDp_Install.log @ Remote PULL DP Site System ACNCMCDP02.ConfigMgr.Com
Location of the pulldp_install.log file C:\SMS_DP$\sms\bin\pulldp_install.log
How to confirm whether the Package or application is replicated to PULL DP
Distmgr.log @ Primary Site ACNCMPRI
PkgXferMgr.log SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER @ Primary Site – ACNCMPRI
smsdpprov.log Remote Site Server PULL DP – ACNCMCDP02
Location of the log file – SMS_DP$\sms\logs
PullDp.log Remote Site Server PULL DP – ACNCMCDP02
Location of the log files – SMS_CCM\Logs
CPullDPPkgJob::LoadJobFromXML() successfully loaded job.
Successfully verified content info Hash C:\SMS_DP$\CAS000C4.tz :63D5CE8E5C794D09183FFEB341083CCBA05B69F554B3D1ACA5173B73B6C7A1E7
CPullDPService::ExecuteJobs(). 1 jobs to do.
Unpack FileInfo (C:\SMS_DP$\CAS000C4\Content_ff6ce16f-d89a-490f-afc8-21c4cf1e50b3.1.tar)
Created FullDownload DTS job for package CAS000C4, version 1
Content job Content_ff6ce16f-d89a-490f-afc8-21c4cf1e50b3.1 has downloaded successfully for package CAS000C4, version 1
Package job has completed successfully for package CAS000C4, version 1
More Details about Pull DP here.
In the console, there is nothing that identified the distribution point as a pull-distribution point. You must review the properties of the distribution point to identify if it is configured as a pull-distribution point.
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