Multicasting Window images



  • Hi Everyone,

    We a fog server that was use for re-imaging computers. The fog server passes through the pfsense server and then into a Cisco switch down to the workstations. The issue is that it takes forever to cast 3 images and it  takes longer as I add more hosts. I am guessing it is because it is imaging as broadcast versus mutlicast. Is there any documentation that I can use that will guide me on enabling multicast on the switch and on the PfSense server? Can this be done on a layer 2 switch or does it need to be a layer 3 switch?

    Thank you


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    if its going through pfsense it sure is not broadcasting or multicasting, unicasting sure..

    You do understand broadcast layer 2.. You can do some stuff with multicasting if you have smart switches and pfsense has igmp proxy, if your wanting to multcast to install images onto machines I would suggest the box that is pushing the images to your machines should be in the same layer 2 as getting the image since seems you don't even have smart switches that can do anything with multicast?


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