We attempted out first IOS deployment using RME with LMS 2.6 the other day, and didn't get near the performance we expected from it. We did an image distribution job to push an IOS to a 2811 router at a remote site where they have a T1 connection. We have a 12Mb pipe at our HQ, so we expected a relatively quick push to the site. It took almost an hour and a half to push a 38MB image to the router. Using some of our network monitoring software, we were able to see that only 10% of the bandwidth available to the remote site was being used. We're using SCP as our primary method of copying the image down.
Does LMS have a built-in bandwidth throttling feature that would hold back the push to only use a certain amount of bandwidth so as to not overload the remote site? My concern is that we could lose connection to the site during that hour and then have to restart the process. Any thoughts are appreciated. We're planning to deploy a few more images in the coming weeks and would like to be able to get them out in a more timely manner. Thanks!