4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2011 8:06 AM by JoeBidgood

    How many Repositories?

      What is the Best Practice for number of repositories within the infrastructure? We have about 15k users. How many repos should be recommended?

        • 1. Re: How many Repositories?

          Number of repositories should not be decided based on number of users.


          It depends on the number of  client machines and their locations.


          on 10/6/11 2:07:34 PM IST
          • 2. Re: How many Repositories?

            If you haven't already done so, have a look at the ePO 4.5 Best Practices guide, available here: PD23051 .  There's a section in there for repository calculations that I think should help.


            Regards -



            • 3. Re: How many Repositories?

              Thanks! We have been having some botlenecking goingon and wehere looking for the documentation to bring to budget. We have a spreadout infrastructure with only one Repo for the main campus of about 13k nodes. I have been trying to recomend adding one per 3-4k nodes to help with this.

              • 4. Re: How many Repositories?

                No problem. Bear in mind that you need to have quite a few machines at a particular site before it's worth putting a distributed repository there (in terms of bandwidth).


                You also may want to think about the MA 4.6 lazy caching option, which will be available very shortly. Depending on your environment this may greatly reduce your bandwidth usage.


                HTH -