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ConfigMgr Out of Band Service Point Properties: General Tab

Updated: October 1, 2009

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

Use the ConfigMgr Out of Band Service Point Properties dialog box in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later to help you control the CPU utilization for the out of band service point and the network bandwidth when targeted computers are configured for scheduled wake-up activities and they are sent power on commands.

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The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Power on commands are used for scheduled wake-up activities according to the setting selected for Enable Wake On LAN for this site. For more information about this configuration setting, see How to Configure the Site to Send Power-On Commands for Scheduled Wake-Up Activities Using Out of Band Management.

To configure the out of band service point for provisioning and AMT-related settings, configure the out of band management point component configuration properties. For more information, see the following topics:

This dialog box contains the following elements.

Retries
The number of times a power on command will be sent to a target computer.

After a power on command is sent to all targeted computers, the transmission is paused for the Delay period. If this retry value is greater than 1, a second power on command is sent to the same computers and the process is repeated until the retry value is reached. The second and subsequent power on commands are sent only if the target computer failed to respond.

Unlike wake-up packets, power on commands create an established session with the target computer, so retries are less likely to be necessary. However, retries might be necessary if the site is transmitting a high number of packets (for example, also sending wake-up packets) and the power on commands fail to reach a target computer because of the high network bandwidth consumption.

The default setting is 3 retries. Values can range from 0–5.

Delay
The amount of time in minutes that power on commands pause between retries.

The default setting is 2 minutes. Values can range from 1–30 minutes.

Maximum
The maximum number of power on commands to be transmitted by the out of band service point to the target computers before pausing for the Wait period.

The pause avoids potentially saturating the network for an extended period of time. At the end of the configured Wait period, the transmission of power on commands resumes for the remaining targeted computers until the maximum value is reached again, and the process is repeated.

The default setting is 100 power on commands. Values can range from 1–10,000 maximum power on commands.

Wait
The length of time, in seconds, between sending batches of power on commands to target computers.

The default setting is 5 seconds. Values can range from 1–1,000 seconds.

Transmission Threads
The number of threads the out of band service point uses when sending power on commands.

Increasing the number of threads increases the likelihood of making full use of available network bandwidth, particularly when the out of band service point site system server computer has multiple cores or processors. Increasing the number of threads might also produce a significant increase in CPU utilization.

The default setting is 3 transmission threads. Values can range from 1–60 threads.

Transmission Offset
The amount of time in minutes that a power on command will be sent prior to a scheduled activity that is enabled for Wake On LAN.

Set a value that is sufficiently in advance of the scheduled activity so that computers have completed startup, but not so far in advance that the computer returns to a sleep state before the scheduled activity.

The default setting is 10 minutes. Values can range from 1–480 minutes.

OK
Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.

Cancel
Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Apply
Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.

Help
Opens the help topic for this dialog box.

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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