Hi. We have a complicated setup where we are using a Topology Group to send data between Media Agents through a Firewall and Proxy. Once the data hits the Firewall all data is forced into 2 tunnel ports.
In addition to this control we would like to reduce the number of source ports being used so that these can be monitored for backup flow. Currently using the Dynamic Port Range 49152 and 65535 does not allow us to do this.
Is it as simple as forcing all data traffic into the tunnel (8403 by default) and if so will this create a bottleneck.
Best answer by Daniel LongView original
You can configure a specific range of ports for the computers or groups in the Topology.
For instance, you can enter a range such as 8600-8620 or 8600-8699, which is usually sufficient.
Thank you for your reply.
To confirm a little more of my setup we have 20 sites (MAs) all going into 1 site (2MAs). Currently they all have random source ports. They have Outgoing routes configured on the group go through a firewall device, using port forwarding on 2 specific ports, which points to the proxys.
Are you saying that if I set incoming ports on the 1 site (2 MAs) that all source traffic will then use only that port range. And if so will that conflict with the port forwarding, or will this be fine as a tunnel port.
Thanks again for your input.
Thank you for the clarification. Based on the additional information, you should try the forcing all data traffic into the tunnel option, instead.
Then compare your aux copy times before and after making the change. If it becomes a bottleneck, you should open a case with support.
@akirby , following up to see if @Daniel Long ‘s advice worked
Hi Mike. I think that it is the option to go for. The issue is trying to set this without disturbing the other Network Topology's and groups. Hope to get a response back from the team as to how it will be effected
Sounds like a (potential) plan! Keep us posted!