SCCM/ConfigMgr admins struggle continues with big content distribution over the WAN. Especially, when you wanted to deploy big content which is associated to a Task Sequence. Delivery of Task Sequence is always critical for SCCM admins when we’re updating the existing SCCM Task Sequence with new packages or updated boot images etc… So what is so critical in this TS scenario? Until the updated packages successfully distributed to DP, the OS deployment, mission critical migration projects won’t work. Task Sequence will not able to start as dependant packages are not successfully distributed to the respective DPs. Also, your boot image and other package replication should not impact the business critical WAN traffic, this could be other business critical applications like pcomm or something else.
Adaptiva OneSite can radically improve rollout speed and success rates by delivering content to each operating location before deployment. Onesite can help you to forget about the day to day worries of SCCM/ConfigMgr. I’ve blogged about this topic here. Following are the 4 game changing pre staging technologies which are part of Adaptiva Onesite. OneSite content push takes the world’s best pre-staging capability to a whole new level.
- Content Push: Pre-stage SCCM content over the WAN to each remote office quickly with no impact to the network with SCCM traffic and SCCM admins are safe. Pre-stage SCCM content over the WAN at any time without worry; no throttling, no scheduling, and no waiting because content travels in free bandwidth and never interferes with business traffic.
- Content Push for Task Sequences: Content push for task sequences enhances the content push capability to support OSD. Pre-stage extremely large SCCM content related to task sequence such as 25GB+ OS images. The Content Push Policy Settings window Content List tab lets you identify the content you would like to pre-stage (to collections targeted in the General tab).
- IntelliStage: Intelligently select the best-suited systems for pre-staging, and keep a minimum number of copies of content at every location. OneSite’s IntelliStage automatically selects the best-suited machines at a site on which to cache content. It also improves business continuity by retaining multiple copies of content at each operating location.
- AutoStage: As a SCCM administrator, we spend of a lot of time just entering the specifics of what content goes to where for each SCCM deployment. AutoStage frees up your time by letting you preconfigure pre-staging for different types of content.It automatically pre-stages content to desired locations, by configuring pre-staging for different types of content.