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Agent Settings - Forward discovery multicast packets

Created: 30 Jul 2008 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 1 comment

I have a question or two,

I have 90 plus remote sites and can't get multicasting to work over my Cisco PIXs. I see there is an option to Forward Deployment Server discovery multicast packets. I have checked this box and then I remoted into a thin client and manually set that thin client the server address of It connected the deployment server and downloaded the client agent settings. Although as soon as it downloads the new agent settings it changes itself back to multicasting instead of keeping the

If I uncheck the forward deployment server discovery multicast packets option then it doesn't change itself from to when it downloads the new client agent settings.

Why does it change its IP address from to when I want it to forward multicast packets?

Also I see there is the option to connect directly to the deployment server using an ip address. Is it possible to check that and also tell it to forward multicast packets to the deployment server?

I just need help getting the thin clients at the remote site to see the deployment server and my network doesn't currently allow multicasting.

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Luke Wilkins's picture

This is similar to what I have.

I have a number of VLANS which dont seem to support multicasting.

I am looking into having a Slave DS machine on each VLAN of the network, to point to the Master DS