AirWatch offers a peer distribution system to deploy Win32  applications to enterprise networks. Peer distribution can reduce the  time to download large applications to multiple devices in deployments  that use a branch office structure.

In the default distribution process, software distribution, the AirWatch  Console deploys Win32 applications from a secure file storage system or  from a content delivery network (CDN). Win32 applications are large and  it takes time for them to download to devices. The downloading of Win32  applications can also increase the traffic on communication channels.  Multiple devices use the channel to retrieve the large application  simultaneously from the CDN or file storage. This constant traffic can  hamper network availability needed for other mission critical  applications.

Peer distribution benefits environments with specific characteristics.

  • Offices in remote locations with low bandwidth and with little means to increase the network bandwidth.
  • Enterprises that use branch office hierarchies.
  • Enterprises that have multiple branch offices that have a large number of devices.

1. Configure & Deploy Peer Distribution Video

You can watch this quick demo video to see what you will be doing in this lab, overall we will be deploying the VMware Enterprise System Connector, deploying the Peer Distribution server, configure the settings and network topology in AirWatch then test if P2P is working for software distribution.