SEPM server replication issues
I have 4 geographical sites. Each site has a SEP management server. Although I recently upgraded from 11.0.7 to 12.1.2 the issue I will describe below was present before the upgrade. I also did remove replication prior to the upgrade as indicated in the upgrade information and then recreated the replication.
First a question though, should I have replication in a hub and spoke configuration or a mesh configuration? I had it in a mesh (all servers replicate with all servers) before the upgrade but currently I have it in a hub and spoke configuration.
But the issue I am having is that each server indicates a different number of endpoints and each server has its own ideas about which groups contain particular managed machines. Each site has 2 groups, one for servers and one for workstation. Generally they concur about what machines are where and each management server tends to be about 95% accurate about the machines in it’s own site, but when I look on the other servers they disagree with each other.
For example let’s say that I have management servers A, B, C, and D for corresponding Sites A, B, C, and D. Management Server A will correctly show Client 1 in the workstation group for Site A. But when I look on Server B that client may be in another group or missing altogether. When I go look on Server C that client may be in yet a third location or missing. And Server D may agree with any of the previous 3 or have its own idea as well.
Generally speaking I think they tend to agree most of the time but somehow I can’t get them to all agree all of the time. No matter how much I have gone into each Management Server and straightened out what exists in terms of putting everything in the right group, they wind up getting scrambled again later.