If a blockout prevents a software delivery package download, the package download starts immediately when the blockout expires, according to the download options you selected.
To add a blockout period
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Targeted Agent Settings.
In the left pane, click the policy for which you want to add a blockout period to the targeted agent settings.
In the right pane, click Blockouts.
On the Blockouts tab, click Add blockout period.
Specify the Start Time and Duration in the corresponding boxes.
In the Unit drop-down list, select the blockout period type:
The package server and Symantec Management Agent do not download any software delivery packages. However, the Symantec Management Agent still sends events and gets Symantec Management Agent Settings policy requests from Notification Server . Events and Symantec Management Agent Settings policy requests are typically small amounts of information and have minimal effect on the network traffic. However, packages can be large and can affect the network load. This setting can help minimize the effect of package servers and Symantec Management Agents on the network during business hours.
There is no communication between the package server/Symantec Management Agent and Notification Server during the specified time period. All events from the Symantec Management Agent are queued (on the Agent) and are sent after the blockout.
Click Save changes.
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