Starting with vCloud Availability 3.5.1, you can set a global limit for the total incoming replication traffic from all sites. Throttling the network bandwidth used by vCloud Availability avoids the network saturation and prevents the overloading of the management connections with the replication data traffic that shares the network infrastructure.

Bandwidth throttling limits the transfer rate of the combined incoming replication data traffic to all local vCloud Availability Cloud Replicator Appliance nodes. This transfer rate is measured in megabits per second.

Throttling the global network bandwidth only applies to the inbound replication data traffic without affecting other types of network traffic like data and management. The global traffic limit operates with any number of vCloud Availability Cloud Replicator Appliance nodes. The number of data connections or the activity within the connections has no effect on the bandwidth throttling.