Randomize deployment tasks
The update schedule has no settings to randomise the process. This means that all servers will be updating at exactly the same time This will impact the Virtual Infrastructure to the point of making it unusable. This is particularly pertinent to the lower performance areas on SATA or NearLine SAS disks. IF clients are checking every hour then I need to have at least an hour’s randomisation. This does not appear to exist and has resulted in us dismissing the product for further evaluation.
Bryan Allen commented
Checking our client update logs, it shows the update scans happening at exactly the same time for every machine. There doesn't appear to be any randomization built-in.
During installation UTM currently always randomizes scheduled task start times on maintenance tasks. It does this to avoid a collision of demands for shared resources, in virtual environments. Is there additional control you see as necessary?