Set max bandwidth for RRC updates to use.

SUMMARY

This article explains how to control the amount of bandwidth that is used when updating your appliance.

ISSUE

If your updates fail with no more mirrors to try and command line yum updates start out fast, then slow to very slow pace and will timeout after 40 minutes; it is because your ISP has a bandwidth limiter in place.    

To resolve this issue:

  1. Add entry to yum.conf to set max bandwidth to use.  It’s normally safe to set it to 80-90% of the users max download speed.
  2. Putty to Backup Appliace:  vim /etc/yum.conf
  3. Add entry throttle=600K (in this example this was 80% of the max download speed).

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