I am preparing to migrate my preferred servers OS to win ser 2012. I will do side by side migration so I will create new virtual servers and keep the olds one running until I am sure all managed devices get the new preferred servers.
To do that I am trying to understand from where the sdclient will get list of preferred servers. According to the online help, it will create a file named "preferredservers.dat" and put top 3 preferred servers there (based on bandwidth performance test done by the sdclient).Then sdclient will update this file once per 24 hours or if the managed device''s ip adress change.
The problem that I can't find the file in any client and when I checked the sdclient log file for previous task I figured out that the sdclient will update an enviroment variable which called "LDMS_PREFERRED_SERVER". I don't know if the use of the file "preferredservers.dat" is omitted and does the sdclient search for a preferred server each time it does execute a distribution task and put the result in the variable environment mentioned above? How can help me to have more details since it seems that the online help is not up to date! !!!!!
Thanks in advance