Is multicast the preferred/recommended way to images multiple computers?
Quick question, Is multicast the preferred/recommended way to image multiple computers?
We have about 5k+ machines around our work area that need to be imaged effectively. In the past, we have disabled multicast on our network but recently our network has taken a big impact with the number of machines that have been imaged with unicast on the network. for context, we have a 25Gbps uplink for our file share with images and a queue of 25 devices at a time currently. The queued devices seem to be causing a large storm of dropped packets on our network.
Is multicast the recommended way to image a large volume of machines?
It's up to each user. Most people don't have success with multicast but it's there if you want to try it. It sounds like 25 devices is too much for your network / storage. I would just make it lower, that's the point of the queue. Once it's queued you can walk away.