12.2 Bandwidth Throttling

ZENworks provides the ability to throttle a number of different aspects of the traffic it generates. This includes the following:

  • Subscription Traffic: ZENworks offers the ability to throttle the amount of bandwidth used for performing subscription operations to other ZENworks zones or Linux content repositories. This throttle can be configured at either the Sharing server (limiting the total amount of outgoing bandwith) or at the Subscription, limiting the total incoming bandwidth on a per subscription basis. For more information, see Configuring the Subscription Settings in the ZENworks Linux Package Management Reference.

  • Content Replication Throttling: The content replicated between Primary and Satellite Servers can also be throttled and scheduled. The outgoing throttle can be configured on the Primary Server properties, while the download throttle can be controlled for each content type configured on the satellite server. For more information on how to configure this throttle, see Content Replication in the ZENworks Primary Server and Satellite Reference.

  • Content Distribution Throttling: Content distribution throttling allows you to control how quickly a managed device downloads content from its content servers. This can be configured by setting a throttle rate at either the Network Environment or Location object in the zone. For more information, see Content Delivery in the ZENworks Primary Server and Satellite Reference.