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Multiple SUP roles CM 2012 SP1 Beta – Part 2

I recently blogged about multiple SUP roles in CM 2012 SP1 Beta and promised to come up with a follow-up which would be looking at how it works and what happens when there is a failure. This all sounds very exiting 🙂 so lets get started. In my previous blog I mentioned that the first SUP in your environment is seen as the sync source (or primary SUP) and that SUP’s installed later will be replica’s. So what happens when there would be a failure of the primary SUP? I turned of my primary SUP and triggered a sync from the console to find out (as expected) that synchronization failed. Software updates however  still works and software updates can be deployed using the replica SUP servers, meaning that redudancy is working. A side note offcourse is that the Endpoint Protection definitions will not be updated, simply because synchronization is not working. Basically…

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Multiple Software Update Points connected to a CM 2012 SP1 Beta Site Server – Part 1

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta you now have the exiting option to have multiple SUP roles connected to a site server. To see how that works I started testing this. My starting point is 1 primary site server S01 installed on server 2012 OS with CM version 2012 SP1 Beta and my endpoint should be 1 primary site server with 2 remote SUP’s. The 2 remote servers I have installed with server 2012 OS and I enabled WSUS, but did not configure WSUS since we want to have CM 2012 handle this. Having all servers prepared I jump into the CM 2012 console to add the first SUP to the S01 primary site server. In the Administration node I click on Sites and choose Create Site System Server in the ribbon, see pictures below   The wizard is started I will not put all the screenshots in this blog, I…

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