Here are some quick tips to consider before installing a primary site in your infrastructure:
- To manage clients directly in your office(s).
- To increase the number of clients to manage. Each primary site can support up to 100,000 clients.
- To provide a local point of connectivity for administration.
- To meet organizational management requirements. For example, you might install a primary site at a remote location to manage the transfer of deployment content across a low-bandwidth network.
Use the following information to help you plan for your primary sites implementation:
- A primary site can be a stand-alone primary site or a member of a hierarchy.
- A primary site only supports a central administration site as a parent site.
- A primary site only supports secondary sites as child sites and can support one or more secondary child sites.
- A primary site cannot change its parent site relationship after installation.
- Primary sites are responsible for processing all client data from their assigned clients.
- When a primary site is installed, it automatically configures database replication with its designated central administration site.
- Primary sites use database replication to communicate directly to their central administration site.