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Peer-to-Peer Package Distribution

Peer-to-peer package distribution allows you to control bandwidth usage on your network. Peer-to-peer package distribution allows a “package store” device to receive an update from the mobile device server and then distribute it to other mobile devices. If mobile devices cannot download an update from a package store device, they can contact the server directly.

To configure peer-to-peer package distribution

1.From the Profiles tab, click the name of the software profile with the package you want to configure.
The Software Profile Details page appears.

2.In the Software Packages panel, click the name of the package you want to configure.
The Software Package Details page appears.

3.Click Edit.

4.Configure the proxy distribution options as desired.

5.Save your changes.

Peer-to-peer package distribution has the following configuration options:

Option

Description

Use mobile device for proxy distribution of this package

Allows a package to be shared across multiple devices via peer-to-peer connections. When deployed to a package store device, the package will be available for other mobile devices from that package store device.

Only distribute to proxy devices until

Configures the time at which a non-package store device can contact a package store device to receive an update.

Enforce proxy distribution until

Configures the time at which a non-package store device can contact the server to update and receive this package. At the configured time, the mobile devices will first attempt to contact a package store device to receive the update. If a package store device cannot be contacted or the connection times out, the device will then attempt to contact the server.

The following table provides information about the results that will occur with the different configurations in package distribution.

If...

Then Package Store Devices...

And Non-Package Store Devices...

Only distribute to proxy devices until is enabled and the configured time has not been reached

(Enforce proxy distribution until is not enabled)

Can contact the server for updates at any time.

Cannot contact any package store devices.

Will attempt to contact the server to receive updates.

Only distribute to proxy devices until is enabled and the configured time has been reached

(Enforce proxy distribution until is not enabled)

Can contact the server for updates at any time.

Can contact package store devices to update and receive the profile.

If the device can't contact a package store device, it will attempt to contact the server.

Only distribute to proxy devices until is enabled

Enforce proxy distribution until is enabled and the configured time has not been reached

Can contact the server for updates at any time.

Cannot contact the server for updates.

Cannot contact any package store devices.

Only distribute to proxy devices until is enabled

Enforce proxy distribution until is enabled and the configured time has been reached

Can contact the server for updates at any time.

Can contact package store devices to receive updates.

If the device can't contact a package store device or the connection times out, the device can contact the server to receive updates.

No options are enabled

Can contact the server for updates at any time.

Can contact package store devices or the server for updates at any time.

For more information on how to configure devices for peer-to-peer package distribution, contact Ivanti Customer Service.


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