My current customer has an issue where Satellite 6 maxed out their bandwidth during the sync which caused a small outage on multiple customer facing websites.
The requirement on the network bandwidth/speed/load should be clearly noted in the pre-reqs and the max_speed option should be managed by the katello-installer (capsule-installer in 6.2) quite clearly. The customer should be allowed to easily throttle the speed of pulp as required.
Section Number and Name:
Satellite 6.1 installation guide pre-reqs, section 1.4
Describe the issue:
* Customer needs to know there will be a pre-req of high bandwidth utilisation by the satellite 6 server during the initial sync.
* Customer should be able to throttle the bandwidth of the satellite 6 server after/during the install by using the max_speed option on the yum
Suggestions for improvement:
* offer the max_speed speed as an option in the 6.1/6.2 manuals. Clearly state the pre-req on bandwidth utilisation.
*** Also note: the pulp documentation on the max_speed option within pulp is inconsistent. Some sources state that it is just an integer (but not what that integer is), some sources state it is in bytes per second (github repo for pulp) and some sources state it is in kbps (pulp manuals).
This needs to be ironed out and confirmed with the pulp developers before going into the manual.
This KCS https://access.redhat.com/articles/2387381 covers a decent portion of this setup.
Assigning to Chris for review.
Changes for Satellite 6.2 are now live on the customer portal:
These changes are now live on the customer portal.