I read in another post that the BESGather service has been removed in the latest versions of BigFix. I wanted to find out whether there are any settings to prevent Site Gathers so I can enable or disable gathers during certain times of the day.
In my environment we have encountered SAN loading issues where we have heavily provisioned Linux hosts in a virtual environment. A few thousand Linux hosts updating the 250 MB or so in the “Patches for RHEL” sites can hammer the SAN, and none of the bandwidth throttling options apply to Site Updates.
I’m looking for a way to prevent external sites from updating during times when the SAN hit could be bad for us. Any suggestions?