# 15.7 Satellite Server Output Throttle Rate Calculations

When you assign the Content role to a Satellite Server, you need to specify the output throttle rate for it.The Satellite server output throttle rate is the rate at which the Satellite Server should send the content to other devices requesting content. These devices could be either other content Satellite Servers or managed devices.

While sending content to other devices, the Satellite Server calculates the throttle rate in the following manner:

For a Single Content Request with a Content Type Throttle: If you specified the Satellite Server output throttle rate as 500, and if the content type throttle is set to 200, then the final throttle rate will be smaller of the two.

For a Single Content Request with No Content Type Throttle: If you specified the Satellite Server output throttle rate as 500, and if there is no content type throttle configured for the content type, then the throttle rate for a single content request is 500.

For Multiple Requests without the Content Type Throttle: The sender Satellite Server divides the Satellite Server output throttle rate by the number of requests to find the final throttle rate.

For Multiple Requests with the Content Type Throttle: First, the sender Satellite divides the Satellite Server output throttle rate by the number of requests. Next, the sender Satellite considers the rate that is set for the content type throttle. The sender Satellite then uses the smaller of the two rates as the final throttle rate.

For information about content type throttle, seeThrottle (in KB/sec):.

Example 15-2 Example:

The following table describes how the Satellite Server calculates the final throttle rate when you have specified 500 as the Satellite Server output throttle rate:

No. of Requests

Content Type Throttle (A)

Satellite Server Output Throttle Rate after Dividing (B)

Final Throttle Rate (Minimum of A and B)

5

100

500/5=100

100

10

100

500/10=50

50

2

200

500/2=250

200

1

600

500/1=500

500