Hierarchy and Replication

Article:HOWTO42291  |  Created: 2011-02-11  |  Updated: 2013-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42291
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The following article contains some useful references regarding known issues, best practices, and things that are good to know regarding Hierarchy and Replication with Symantec Management Platform 7.0 (SMP 7.0) and 7.1.

Note: This KB is not meant to be the only point of truth regarding this topic.

KNOWN ISSUES
TECH127475 "KNOWN ISSUE: Current Site Server Blacklisted"
TECH133430 "KNOWN ISSUE: Unable to replicate Task Server tasks down a Hierarchy - The specified item does not support replication on the destination NS. The item has been excluded from the replication manifest"
TECH141847 “KNOWN ISSUE: Replication Data from failed or hung jobs is not cleaned up automatically.”
TECH42955 "KNOWN ISSUE: Hierarchy/Replication: Items deleted on Parent NS are not deleted on Child NS"
TECH154820 "KNOWN ISSUE: Replicated Security Roles may cross link on Notification Servers built with the same image"  
TECH176500 "KNOWN ISSUE: Replicated Symantec Management Agent Settings - Targeted policy can be edited or deleted on child Notification Servers"
TECH180093 "KNOWN ISSUE: Complete Replication is taking a long time to run – issue with createPXEimage items"
TECH176419 "KNOWN ISSUE: File Resources fail to merge during Replication due to time-outs in the merge process"

USEFUL KBs
HOWTO44217 "Limitations of hierarchy"
HOWTO26068 "SQL Query that will show where the contents of the AgentBlackList table originate from"
HOWTO9713 "Configuring a Notification Server site to participate in Hierarchy"
HOWTO36623 "NS 7.0 Item and Resource Replication diagnostic resources"
HOWTO21657 "Upgrading Notification Servers in a hierarchy"
HOWTO42359 "Hierarchy Replication process and Troubleshooting tips"
HOWTO77397 "How to clean up after breaking hierarchy"

HOWTO61135 "Breaking Hierarchy"

HOWTO73072 "How to Clean-Up Hung and Pending Replication Jobs"

HOWTO83361 "Managing Scope Membership in a 7.1 Hierarchy"


 

GOOD THINGS TO KNOW
General Information:
HOWTO9696 "Are hierarchy replicated resources which are deleted at the parent NS also deleted at the child NS on subsequent replications?"
HOWTO9717 "What is the difference between stand-alone replication and Hierarchy replication?"
HOWTO9748 "What is Altiris Agent Blacklisting in NS 7.0?"
HOWTO9666 "Hierarchy - Frequently Asked Questions"
HOWTO36974 "Replication FAQ and Known Issues"
Patch Management and Hierarchy (https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/understanding-how-patch-management-solution-windows-works-hierarchy )
HOWTO9700  "Is a Complete or Differential replication triggered when a ‘Replicate Now..’ action is carried out on an item or folder?"
HOWTO9699 "Does Hierarchy/Replication send Resource History data?"
HOWTO9698 "Should a user from a bottom level NS be able to view the entire Hierarchy structure via the Hierarchy Management page > Topology tab?"
HOWTO9695 "When replicating Sites does it also replicate the Subnets in those Sites?"
HOWTO9696 "Are hierarchy replicated resources which are deleted at the parent NS also deleted at the child NS on subsequent replications?"
HOWTO42295 "What 'HierarchySingularTask' table is and how it is used within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42296 "How Replicating Items works within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42297 "How Hierarchy Editable Properties (HEPs) works within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42298 "How replicating computers works within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42302 "How Resource Merging works within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42303 "Relocation of Software Components – Bi-directional Hierarchy rules"
HOWTO42305 "What are the Hierarchy Alerts types within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42306 "How Replicating Events works within in an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42307 "Data Verification within an Hierarchy"
HOWTO42308 "What 'ItemImportMethod' table is and how it is used within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO42309 "What are the Replication States?"
HOWTO42398 "Replication Job Timeouts and Back off and retry of Replication Jobs"
TECH177378Purging Maintenance on child NS - Parent Setting overwriting Child settings”
HOWTO44016 "Disabling hierarchy replication"
TECH177708 "Policies are not being replication down the hierarchy"
HOWTO77236 "Standalone Security Replication options"




Package Replication:
HOWTO42304 "How Package Replication works within an Hierarchy?"
HOWTO9693 "When replicating a package, what exactly is replicated?"
HOWTO9694 "How does a replicated package get distributed to child Package Servers?"
HOWTO9697 "In a multiple tier hierarchy structure how do Package Servers at the lowest level obtain a replicated package? Will they go direct to the top most NS to source the package?"
 

Security Roles:
HOWTO42294 "Things to know regarding Replication of Security Objects"
TECH147353 "Every morning Read and Execute permissions are missing for replicated items, making it look like the Security Role is being reset each night"
TECH138409 "Security Role Replication inconsistent and not cleaning up obsolete roles"
HOWTO10792 "Can security role memberships be synchronized during hierarchy replication?"
TECH122137 "KNOWN ISSUE: Disabling ''Enable policy'' permission is not respected for the Security Roles"
HOWTO42320 "Why Item actions and right click menu actions are not replicated when used 'Replicate Now' on Security Roles?"
TECH181001 “Security permissions replication process”

 

Related KBs:
HOWTO74886 "Schedules and Targets changes for Policies are not getting replicated to the Child NS in the Hierarchy"
TECH160244 "IsManaged is getting reset to 0 in NS 7.x"
TECH164326 "Differential Replication is throwing an outofmemory exception"
TECH152338 "The Hierarchy page is loading too slow. Unable to load the page the all"


 

 

BEST PRACTICES
DOC3464 "Altiris™ IT Management Suite 7.1 from Symantec™ Planning and Implementation Guide"



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