Use the distribution optimization feature to control the sources of the application package. Download the spreadsheet from the Peer Distribution page and add offices, subnets, and IP ranges to represent your peer-to-peer network. Consider asking your network management team for their topology of the network.

During your planning, review the system behaviors outlined in Data Transport Behaviors for Peer-To-Peer Networks.

Disabling Distribution Optimization

When you do not use distribution optimization, the peer distribution system assumes that every subnet receives one package download.

The system generates the default topology based on the clients that get registered with the server. One office location is created per subnet. When the clients in the office or subnet try to download a new piece of content, the system initiates one download per subnet.

Hierarchical Representation

Optimization works best if you represent your peer-to-peer network as a hierarchy. One example of a simple network topology is pictured.

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In the example, the rendezvous point (RVP) in the central office sends the initial application package to Boston (Default) and Lima. Following the North American side, the RVPs in the Boston (WiFi), Baltimore, and Toronto offices receive the application package from the Boston (Default) office. The RVP in Miami receives the package from the Baltimore office. If a package is not available for any reason, offices receive it from the backup file storage system or content delivery network.