3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2008 4:13 AM by phoffmann

    Secondary Site

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      Is Secondary Site available in LANDesk?If it is available, how to install a secondary site ?

       

       

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: Secondary Site
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          Define what you mean by "secondary site" - what functionality is it that you "need" on that site. What is it you're trying to do / trying to acheive.

           

          More info than 1/2 a sentence will help - the more we know what you're trying to actually do, the more we're likely able to give you a good response.

           

          Paul Hoffmann

          LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead.

          • 2. Secondary Site
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               Since dumping everything on a single server(Landesk server) may decrease the performance of the server, so what i thought is if some or partial work is done through some other machine( like Secondary site which should also act as a server but the database will not be here)..........so the secondary server should get all the information(database)  from the primary server......So with the help of secondary site we should be able to deploy agent or software or should be able to do any other work( like (custom data form, Report creation etc,.)as like in main server. Is this possible through Landesk.

             

             

             

             

             

            • 3. Re: Secondary Site
              phoffmann SupportEmployee

              OK - that's more like it.

               

              So - the answer here is a "it depends" ... depends on quite a lot of factors.

               

              For one, it depends how large an account we're talking here. A company of 100 nodes can run "everything" on a very moderate Core without problems. A company with 100,000 nodes is going to struggle running everything on a single Core.

               

              Note that by "Everything" I mean WebConsoles, Database, etc.

               

              You can:

              • Host the database on a dedicated server (this reduces the I/O on the Core a LOT )

              • Host additional WebConsoles on dedicated servers (reduces some of the IIS load)

              • You can run an "off-core inventory" (check the LDMS Deployment/User-guide for more info - search for that term).

               

              In general, a lot of this is down to what usage model the target-company is going to be doing. Performance hogs in regards to the Core are usually inventory scans (the bigger they are, the more processing is needed) and patch management (because it's a lot of data) - so work on IIS and having the right hardware in place is usually needed.

               

              A good document to give you indications on "what size customer needs what kind of setup" can be found here:

              http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2356

               

              Overall, yes, some functions can be off-loaded, but in the end proper prior planning  is what makes the biggest thing here. I would suggest talking to your ESP / LANDesk consultant about this, to be honest - as the possibilities are near infinite and all depend on what hardware/resources are in place, what policies are in place, and a plethora of other company-specific factors.

               

              No "clear and simple" answer for the true question here then, because the world isn't that simple :).

               

              Paul Hoffmann

              LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead.

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