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Throttling Symantec Ghost to reduce the load on the network

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Article ID: 151776

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

Can the speed at which Ghost send information be limited to improve network performance for other computers?

Symptoms
The network may be sluggish. Some routers or switches may be flooded.

 

Cause

Ghost uses as much network band width as possible. This means that there is less bandwidth for other computers and applications.

Resolution

Ghost has an option to throttle the bandwidth used. For starters, set the limit to 150 MB/min.

  • From the GhostCast Server, click on File > Options. Listed is ' Limit data throughput for ',
  • From the Conosle, the setting is part of a task definition. Right click on the task and click on the Network tab.



References
See the document 'Network performance: Data Transfer Mode, Throttling, and Client traffic in Symantec Ghost' available at http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH107981



Technical Information
Development has indicated: Ghost divides throughput value uniformly over a time slice of 2 seconds and writes those number of bytes in each time slice.