what just came up my mind when I read your posting:
Why does an updated DAT replication every day with almost 80 MB in replication size not crash your WAN lines and a VSE 8.7 package replication with 22 MB in size (VSE87 inkl. P3) crash it ?
Replication isn't the issue. It's deployments.
When we were running VSE 8 and upgraded to 8.7, it was almost 100 megs per client, over the WAN...the full 8.7 plus a full DAT.
That killed then WAN links for both uploading site, AND the downloading site....making my predecessor a very unpopular person.
Bow I have ePO, and I get to fix architectural issues with our ePO.
I have no immediate deployments plans. Looking for advice on how to best solve the issues. How do other folks do it, etc....
But you wrote that you local FTP repositories in place ?
So why did they upgrade from your main site ...
Originally, all we had was 7 FTP sites across the country...for 10K machines.
When we rolled out VSE 8.7, the updates were pulled off the FTP, which caused a very bad bandwidth issue.
You can't push out superagents to more local sites? or is the distribution of the clients too fine to make this worthwhile?
We have a customers with over 180 SA repositories ... running fine.