Defining the Transfer Window

To now distribute our Firefox software package to all clients without Firefox in the network, proceed as follows. BMC will assume that the default parameters can be used with our network and thus require no specific configuration.

  1. Go to the Transfer Windows node under the Global Settings top node.
  2. Click Create Transfer Window .
    The Properties dialog displays.
  3. Enter the desired name, for instance Standard Multicast , select Multicast as the transfer channel and KBytes/second from the Slot Type list.
  4. Click OK to confirm these settings and to close the window.
  5. Select the newly created window, for example, Standard Multicast , in the left pane and select its Planning tab.
    The right window pane displays an hour/day of the week grid.
  6. Mark the periods for which the bandwidth restrictions are to apply by selecting the first slot, for example, Monday 08:00 and move your mouse cursor to the last slot, for example, Friday 18:00 , to restrict the bandwidth for all working days from 8am to 6pm .
  7. Click Define Time-slot .
    The Define Transfer Window Time-Slots window appears.
  8. Enter 128 (or any other desired value) and click OK to confirm.
  9. Select the Assigned Objects > Devices node of the Standard Multicast window.
  10. Click Assign Device .
    A confirmation window appears, click OK. The Select a Device Group dialog displays.
  11. Select All.
  12. Select the device to which you want to apply bandwidth control, that is, the relay, and click OK to confirm.

From now on, and in the time slot defined, no communication between the selected device and its parent (the master or a relay) will ever exceed 128 KB/second, in both the ascending (inventories) and descending (distributions) directions. You can now distribute the Firefox package without any risk of limiting the network access to the end-user.

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