How to Setup SCCM Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP

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download content using Cloud Management Gateway

SCCM 1806 onwards you can eliminate Cloud DP from your SCCM infra. In this post, I will explain the process to configure SCCM CMG into Cloud DP. Learn how to Setup Cloud Management Gateway as cloud DP. You can learn how to download content using Cloud Management Gateway.

What are the advantages of using Cloud Management Gateway as Cloud DP?

You don’t need Cloud DP for SCCM 1806 or later infra. You can reduce the cost of extra PaaS server in Azure and also certificates. SCCM CMG (Cloud Management Gateway) can serve the package content for clients. A CMG can now also serve content to clients.

Azure blob storage charges are still applicable for SCCM CMG content storage. Also, all the prerequisites for Cloud DP should be in place for CMG. When you setup CMG as Cloud DP, you should make sure that all the CDP prerequisites are already in place for CMG.

The CNAME is required to when you use public certs (not internal PKI certs with cloudapp.net). CNAME is required when you want a redirection from  CMGName.domain.com to CMGName.cloudapp.net

[Related Post – Setup SCCM CMG & Azure Cloud Services]

Video Tutorial – Download Content Using Cloud Management Gateway

In the following video, you shall learn how to remove or delete cloud DP and download content using Cloud Management Gateway. I won’t recommend removing Cloud DP from any the production environment before configuring SCCM CMG for content download. Use cloud DP and CMG for the testing purpose, and once you are comfortable with CMG, you can remove cloud DP.

Setup SCCM CMG to Serve Content to Clients

In this section, you will learn how to configure SCCM CMG to serve content to SCCM clients. There are two options to setup SCCM CMG to server content to clients.

  1. Configure SCCM Cloud Management Gateway(CMG) from CMG wizard
  2. Configure SCCM Cloud Management Gateway(CMG) from CMG properties

You can follow the steps to enable SCCM CMG (#2) to allow clients to download the content from CMG.

  1. Navigate to  \Administration\Overview\Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway
  2. Go to properties of SCCM CMG – ACMCMG01.cloudapp.net
  3. Go to the settings tab of CMG properties
  4. Click on Checkbox – Allow CMG to Function as a Cloud Distribution Point and Serve content from Azure Storage
  5. Click OK to finish to close the SCCM CMG window and now on the client can download content using Cloud Management Gateway

[Related Post – Setup SCCM CMG & Azure Cloud Services]

Download Content Using Cloud Management Gateway

How to Verify SCCM CMG working as Cloud DP

There is four (4) approach to verify SCCM CMG working as cloud DP. Make sure SCCM CMG as Cloud DP as functional using any of the following methods.

  1. Verify pkgxfermgr.log
  2. SCCM CMG Properties
  3. Distribution Points status properties & Monitoring Workspace
  4. Deploy a package to Internet managed SCCM client device

Verify pkgxfermgr.log

You can verify replication of the default packages to SCCM CMG using pkgxfermgr.log. The default packages are distributed automatically to SCCM CMG once we’ve enabled the functionality client can download content using Cloud Management Gateway.

SCCM CMG properties

The second option is to check the properties of SCCM CMG to confirm whether CMG as cloud DP replication is working as expected.

  1. Navigate to \Administration\Overview\Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway
  2. Go to properties of SCCM CMG – ACMCMG01.cloudapp.net
  3. Go to the Content tab and verify whether the packages are listed there or not

Distribution Points status properties & Monitoring Workspace

The third option is to verify the SCCM CMG package replication from Distribution Point status or Monitoring workspace.

Deploy a package to Internet managed SCCM client device

Deploy an application package to an internet managed device to verify whether the client device can download the application content from new SCCM CMG.

Download content using Cloud Management Gateway[Related Post – Setup SCCM CMG & Azure Cloud Services]

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for you demonstration, i have a problem when i pass clients to internet when i want using software center to install application i have these error : The software change returned error code 0x87D00607(-2016410105).

    • I dont use the E-HTTP i use PKI, i can distribute contents to my CMG and in azure portal on Storage account i can see the package of my application.

      The problem is when i wan’t install application from software center i have these error.

      Do you think that problem have relationship because i use PKI ??

  2. Hello,

    I dont use the E-HTTP i use PKI, i can distribute contents to my CMG and in azure portal on Storage account i can see the package of my application.

    The problem is when i wan’t install application from software center i have these error.

    Do you think that problem have relationship because i use PKI ??

  3. Hello
    In the wizard of CMG setup i have entred the root certificate and the CMG certificate. On the clients i have imported the root certificate.
    The are onother certificates to added ??

  4. on locationservices.log i have :
    Raising event:
    instance of CCM_CcmHttp_Status
    {
    ClientID = “GUID:CB31E04E-03F0-4C12-AC7A-91C88B39D46E”;
    DateTime = “20191017092146.726000+000”;
    HostName = “CMGWAAZITCDP.CLOUDAPP.NET”;
    HRESULT = “0x87d0027e”;
    ProcessID = 6604;
    StatusCode = 401;
    ThreadID = 6740;
    };

  5. i have find a solution i have checked Verify Client Certificate Revocation checkbox in the CMG wizard so when i unchecked and restartd the CMG in SCCM thats working fine for me.

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