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Determine If You Need to Configure Throttle Settings for the Fallback Status Point in Configuration Manager

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Although the default throttling configuration for the fallback status point in Configuration Manager 2007 is sufficient for most circumstances, you might need to change the throttling configuration for the scenario in the following table.

 

Scenario More Information Throttling Setting

The fallback status point accepts connections only from the intranet, and will be used during a client deployment rollout for a high number of computers.

During a deployment of many computers, the default throttling settings might result in a backlog of state messages.

This can result in a delay in displaying up-to-date information in the client deployment reports.

Consider changing one of the following throttling settings:

  • Increase the number of messages

  • Decrease the throttle interval

The default throttle settings for a Configuration Manager 2007 fallback status point are the following:

  • Number of Messages: 10,000

  • Throttle interval (in seconds): 3,600

These throttle settings limit the number of state messages that can be sent to the Configuration Manager 2007 site server in a specified period.

Without throttling, a continuous stream of state messages could negatively affect the performance of the Configuration Manager 2007 site server.

State Messages Sent by the Fallback Status Point

Each computer that successfully installs the Configuration Manager 2007 client sends the following four state messages to the fallback status point:

  • Client deployment started

  • Client deployment succeeded

  • Client assignment started

  • Client assignment succeeded

In addition, computers that fail to install or assign the Configuration Manager 2007 client will send further state messages.

For a client deployment up to 20,000 computers, this could result in 80,000 state messages being sent to the fallback status point. Because the default throttling configuration allows 10,000 state messages to be sent to the fallback status point each 3600 seconds (1 hour), state messages might become backlogged on the fallback status point as a result of the throttling configuration.

You also need to take into account the available network bandwidth between the fallback status point and the site server, and the processing power of the site server to process a high number of state messages.

Considerations for Configuring the Throttling Settings on the Fallback Status Point

Consider changing one of the throttle values for the fallback status point if the following condition applies:

  • You calculate that the default throttle values will not process state messages from your client deployment in a reasonable timescale.

Reset the throttle values for the fallback status point if either of the following conditions applies:

  • You calculate that the current throttle values are higher than required to process state messages from the fallback status point.

  • You find that the current throttle settings result in a high CPU load on your Configuration Manager 2007 site server.

ImportantImportant
Do not change the fallback status point throttle settings unless you understand the consequences. For example, if you increase the throttle settings too high, you could cause high CPU load on your Configuration Manager 2007 site server that negatively affects the operation of your site.

For information about how to change the default throttling values for the fallback status point throttle, see How to Configure the Fallback Status Point in Configuration Manager.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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