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Multicasting white paper

Created: 31 Jan 2014 • Updated: 31 Jan 2014 | 2 comments
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Ever wondered how multicasting works? This document is an in-depth guide to how multicasting is implemented in the SMP.

Content

Executive Summary ............................................................................................4 
Introduction to Multicasting ..................................................................................5 
Benefits of Multicasting .......................................................................................6
Comparing Transmission Methods ........................................................................6 
Unicast ...............................................................................................................6 Broadcast............................................................................................................6 
Multicast .............................................................................................................6 
Conserving Bandwidth ..........................................................................................6 
Reduction of Hardware Requirements.....................................................................7 
Improved Design..................................................................................................7
Using Altiris Multicasting ......................................................................................8 
Configuring Multicasting........................................................................................8 
General Tab.........................................................................................................9 
Downloads Tab ................................................................................................. 10 
Blockouts Tab .................................................................................................. 17 
Global Symantec Management Agent Settings .................................................... 17 
SWD Package Options ...................................................................................... 20 
Description of the Multicast Process.................................................................... 21 
Agent start up proces for multicast ..................................................................... 22 
Package Notification and Download process ........................................................ 24 
Agent regristry entries ....................................................................................... 25 

Please note that it is provided without warranty or support and is for information only to support configuration of the technology. This functionality changes as new versions of the software are released and all statements in this document should be independanly verified against the software version implmenented.

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deepaks@hughes.in's picture

Hi David

Thanks for providing whipepaper on EPM Multicast solution.

we will like to do test the same, kindly provide the setup or demo license.

In current VSAT network we  find out that PC are not getting updates with latest available patches. since these PC are connected in Close user group(CUG) and not exposed to internet.

Hughes like to incorporating the EPM multicast feature to provide efficient patch distribution across the satellite network. 

Thanks

Deepak Singh

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I like the 6.0 screenshot at the beginning.  :-)

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