I see that Simpana 9 has a new Network Throttling feature that works between all iDA's and MediaAgents at the Client-level (new tab - Network Throttling). I am trying to get it to work between two MediaAgents where we are doing large DASH Copies between sites and we want to restrict bandwidth during business hours but not after hours/before hours. We configured the rules to restrict bandwidth from 8am to 5pm, but the rules don't seem to be taking effect (our WAN is being utilized 100% during Aux Copy operations). Questions:
1) Is the unit of measurement Kbps or KBps? The GUI says Kbps so that's what I'm assuming.
2) How quickly do the throttling rules take affect? Do I need to restart any services? Wait for jobs to finish? Restart aux copy job?
3) Do you need to configure throttling on both MediaAgents, or just one of them?
4) If you just configure throttling for a certain period of time (i.e. 8am to 5pm), and don't configure throttling for any other time periods, is it smart enough to run "full speed" at all other times?