Using relay affiliation

Relay affiliation provides a more sophisticated control system for automatic relay selection. The feature is very flexible and can be used in many different ways, but the primary use case is to allow the BigFix infrastructure to be segmented into separate logical groups. A set of clients and relays can be put into the same affiliation group such that the clients only attempt to select the relays in their affiliation group. This feature is built on top of automatic relay selection and you should understand that process (see the previous section) before implementing relay affiliation.

Relay affiliation applies only to the automatic relay selection process. The manual relay selection process (see next section) is unaffected even if computers are put into relay affiliation groups.