How to set the maximum parcel size in DTS Software delivery transfers?

Document ID : KB000022909
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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We have many agents connected via slow links, which use DTS as the download method. Is there a way to optimize the DTS transfers so that the network is not choked?



All versions of CA Client Automation



There are two options to configure Software delivery transfer rates in parcel size:

  • The first option is generic where the setting will apply to distributions to all machines independent of the network topology, and it involves making the appropriate changes within the DSM configuration policy. This policy is located in: DSM -> Software Delivery -> File Transfer -> DTS default maximum parcel size

By default, the value is set to 0 which equals 512k (524288 bytes). Change it as per your requirement.

Note: The value is in bytes.

  • The second option is to use CCS to configure the transfer rates of all DTS based transfers (e.g., software delivery) between servers and agents. This is applicable only when CCS is installed with DSM 11.2 or newer.


Additional Information:

You may also want to configure the CAM fragment size as per TEC511460