2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2010 8:40 AM by jataylor

    VSE 8.7 SP4 causing increased Web traffic?

      I updated all my systems with VSE 8.7 SP4 on 9/30.  Before that we were seeing around 3500 hits to update.nai.com and after the upgrade we have gone to 150,000 hits per day.  I disabled the fallback repository in the ePO policy and the hits went away.  Did SP4 increase the amount it goes to the fallback repository?  Has anyone else noticed this type of behavior?  Is there something else I need to do to stop this behavior?  I really don't want to disable the fallback repository.  Thanks.

        • 1. Re: VSE 8.7 SP4 causing increased Web traffic?

          We stopped deploying Patch 4 after issues with 2008 servers. Untill that is resolved by McAfee we are not going furtherwith the deployment. We have some test machines though and will watch the traffic for a couple of days. Is there any pattern in the polings?

          • 2. Re: VSE 8.7 SP4 causing increased Web traffic?

            What it looks like to me is that it is either checking all the repositories for an update or it is starting with the fallback repository for an update.  We have our systems set to check for updates once an hour and it looks like they all hit the update.nai.com site twice an hour.  We haven’t done any actual traffic analysis yet so we don't know if they are downloading from them but they are connecting to them.  We have around 2400 systems and if you do the math it comes out to about 2 connections to the site per hour per system.  We haven’t seen any bandwidth issues with it yet so we guess that it is just an update check.  So it looks like they are actually updating from our repositories but still checking with update.nai.com.  One other thing that could be happening is that during the part where the systems determine the closest repository they are actually attempting to use update.nai.com as a regular repository so they are attempting to ping it for latency.