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different between Constrained and unconstrained package server

Created: 13 Feb 2013 | 10 comments

Hi,

 

What is the different between Constrained and unconstrained package server?

 

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hello,

Please check with this..

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/con...

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

 

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Ambesh

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burndtjammer's picture

For a site to function, there must be at least one unconstrained package server that is assigned to it. Unconstrained package servers can download packages from the Notification Server computer or package servers outside of its site. Constrained package servers can only operate by downloading packages from other package servers within their site that have the packages available. You need an unconstrained package server to collect any required packages from outside the site. The unconstrained package server then makes the package available to all the constrained package servers within the site.

Each package server can be configured as constrained or unconstrained, overriding the default setting.

 

Anytime you need help with a setting go to help and select context. It will show you information relative to the page you're on.  It has helped me on numerous occasions.

Ambesh_444's picture

Hello Nagesh,

Please mark thread as a solution if you have recieved your answer

 

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi,

If I have created Unconstrained package server in all the locations then how it’s will works?

  1. Will it my all unconstrained package server communicate with NS server and then it will distribute the patch to the entire client?
  2. If suppose my one unconstrained package server got down then will my all client of same locations come the NS servers for Patching or it will get patch from other unconstrained package server or it will not get patch?
  3. If I have created unconstrained package server then will it be a possible to make the same server constrained and vise –verse? (Will you please help me out with the setting on NS server)

 

 

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Ambesh_444's picture

Oh!!! Good to see you again.

 

 

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Ambesh

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi Amesh_444,

 

Sorry to response late,can you please suggest on above questions?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Ambesh_444's picture

Hi Nagesh,

Please find require details.

 

 

  1. Will it my all unconstrained package server communicate with NS server and then it will distribute the patch to the entire client?

Ans ) Yes

 

  1. If suppose my one unconstrained package server got down then will my all client of same locations come the NS servers for Patching or it will get patch from other unconstrained package server or it will not get patch?

Ans  ) Your server will not get patch. and  NS server for patching you should give 2 priority in to NS server.

  1. If I have created unconstrained package server then will it be a possible to make the same server constrained and vise –verse? (Will you please help me out with the setting on NS server)

 

 

 

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Ambesh

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hi Nagesh,

Please let me know if any more  help required.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi Ambesh,

Sorry to response late.

1) Can you please share the setting from where I can created unconstrained package server to unconstrained and vise -versa.

2) I have all uncontained package server in my environment and if my one uncontained server got down in particular locations then my entire client of the same locations communicating to my other Uncontained package server(Through WAN).which is creating unnecessary bandwidth utilizations.is there any setting to avoid this?

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh