Standard configuration of update agents: Multiple small remote offices

This standard configuration provides for a number of small remote offices, which may be communicated with the head office via the Internet. Each remote office is located behind the NAT, that is, connection from one remote office to another is not possible because offices are isolated from one another.

The configuration must be reflected in the structure of administration groups: a separate administration group must be created for each remote office (groups Office 1 and Office 2 in the figure below).

Creating a report delivery task

Remote offices are included in the administration group structure

One or multiple update agents must be assigned to each administration group corresponding to an office. Update agents must be devices at the remote office that have a sufficient amount of free disk space. Devices deployed in the Office 1 group, for example, will access update agents assigned to the Office 1 administration group.

If some users move between offices physically, with their laptops, you must select two or more devices (in addition to the existing update agents) in each remote office and assign them to act as update agents for a top-level administration group (Root group for offices in the figure above).

Example: A laptop is deployed in the Office 1 administration group and then is moved physically to the office that corresponds to the Office 2 administration group. After the laptop is moved, Network Agent attempts to access the update agents assigned to the Office 1 group, but those update agents are unavailable. Then, Network Agent starts attempting to access the update agents that have been assigned to the Root group for offices. Because remote offices are isolated from one another, attempts to access update agents assigned to the Root group for offices administration group will only be successful when Network Agent attempts to access update agents in the Office 2 group. That is, the laptop will remain in the administration group that corresponds to the initial office, but the laptop will use the update agent of the office where it is physically located at the moment.

See also:

Assessing the disk space for an update agent

Assessing traffic between Network Agent and an Administration Server

About update agents

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