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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
Jan
11
comment Load avg weirdness on Linux Ubuntu
Would hypervisor performance affect a VM's self-apparent load-average? This leads me to think about how the load average is calculated. Could this possibly be some effect of green/power-saving feature periodically shifting work around to fewer cores unbeknownst to the OS? Or how about dynamically changing clock-rate based on e.g. environmental inputs?
Jan
11
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
@August I'm willing to award the bounty to your response re: GUP configuration (max time / max bandwidth settings) since this most closely answers the question in my opinion. Go ahead and promote it to an actual answer if you like. We worked with Symantec yesterday and they have ultimately suggested that we do a broad deployment of internal LiveUpdate servers for our particular environment, which will allow finer-tuned bandwidth and update distribution management in general.
Jan
10
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
Thanks, that helps a lot as well. It still doesn't cover the case where there is no GUP available. I want to be able to control the amount of bandwidth used by the SEPM per client regardless of its GUP status. (Could all hosts be marked as GUPs and throttled with the maximum-download option here?)
Jan
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Jan
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comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
Not true, any number of hosts including GUPs can request updates, and only once the GUPs have received and installed their updates (e.g. in parallel with 10s or 100s of other hosts) will the SEPM server redirect clients to download their updates from a GUP.
Jan
7
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
thanks for the tip! This still doesn't solve the problem of throttling the bandwidth /per client/, only the total bandwidth used by the server (which we are getting through throttling at the VM). We need to avoid both choking the server's network and also choking the clients' networks.
Jan
7
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
@MartinoDino, yes, we have generally got it spread out wherever possible. This does not solve the problem of e.g. a site with many hosts hosts loses its wan circuit for 12 hours, then the wan circuit is restored and all hosts begin checking into the SEPM again and downloading their updates, which saturates the connection at the remote location.
Jan
7
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
@JamesBarnett, yes, we do have some understanding of this. SEPM will practically consume as much as possible if it has enough work to do and the downstream networks are fast enough.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
It looks like potentially configuring some Apache mods may be the right answer, but the wheels of progress turn very slowly in my organization.
Oct
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comment How do you limit the bandwidth for a file copy?
Also, I found that I could not practically get higher throughput with IPG values less than about 25ms.
Oct
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comment How do you limit the bandwidth for a file copy?
On my local LAN, I found that an IPG value of 50 ms got me down to around 10Mbit/sec, which was the desired value.
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Sep
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comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
Hints in the article are no good with the new version of SEP, since they switch webservers to Apache.
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Sep
22
comment Symantec Endpoint Protection ( SEP / SEPM ) traffic volume management
Found this article, will be trying some of the ideas therein: symantec.com/connect/articles/…