We are on the verge of deploying 9.6 and want to have the infrastructure in place to have software distributions available for people whether they are on the internal network or out on the internet.
I understand how to configure Workspace through the CSA (virtual 4.3), but the concern is where and how to house the install sources for distribution. I realize that the source path in the distribution package needs to be a web share, but that limits us to only storing installers on the core since the CSA will only communicate with the core.
We have several remote locations and do have the preferred server infrastructure set up in most of our remotes. If we set up our distribution packages to be web sourced, this will increase the load on the core server and possibly slow the installs for the remote offices because they will not draw from their preferred server. Source the distribution packages on UNC and the remotes will pull it from their preferred servers quickly, but computers out on the internet will not be able to do installs through Workspace.
Is it possible to house installers out on the cloud somewhere (say Amazon Web Share, Box, etc) and have them be accessible whether inside internal network or on the internet?
Also, we have a fair amount of exe and batch file installers that can't be distributed from a web share. Does anyone know of a way around this limitation?