Let’s check the ConfigMgr Collection Full Incremental Evaluation Status Summary from Console. There are two (2) kinds of evaluation summaries available in the Configuration Manager (a.k.a SCCM) console. The full and incremental evaluation summaries are helpful in troubleshooting SCCM deployment and performance-related issues.
Microsoft recently released the 2103 version of Configuration Manager (a.k.a SCCM). Microsoft improved the experience of in console Collection Evaluation tool with the latest version of Configuration Manager. The latest version includes a Full evaluation and an Incremental evaluation summary.
I have published a blog post about the best way to find the collection ID from the SCCM console. You can use the collection evaluation node from the monitoring workspace to get the collection ID details. From the 2103 version of SCCM, this is the best way to find out the collection ID.
Full vs Incremental Collection Updates
Let’s understand the details of Full vs incremental collection updates. Where you can view the schedule of Full and Incremental collection updates.
You can right-click on any of the collections and go to properties to view the Full and Incremental updates schedule options.
Full Evaluation Status
Let’s check how to evaluate the performance of the collections in SCCM environment. Some collection might take more time to complete the full evaluation and this could be because of not optimized dynamic collection queries.
You can go through the dynamic collection creation and maintenance process to get more details on the best practices subject. Also, you can refer to Microsoft docs – Best practices for collections in Configuration Manager.
You can get the details about all the following items from Full Evaluation Status node:
|Icon||Collection Name||Collection ID||Run Time (seconds)||Last Completion Time||Next Refresh Time||Member Changes||Last Member Change Time|
|All Systems||SMS00001||3.297||04-05-2021 04:00||04-06-2021 04:00||0||04-05-2021 04:00|
|HTMD Collection||MEM00014||0.547||02-02-2021 05:03||NA||1||02-02-2021 05:03|
NOTE! – Next Refresh Time column is blank? This is a good indication that the schedule update is disabled for that particular collection. So you can reduce the overall performance impact for SCCM infra.
Now, let’s navigate through console and find how can you get the details of Full Evaluation Collection Status.
- Collection Full Evaluation Details are available –> \Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation
- \Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation\Full Evaluation Status
Incremental Evaluation Status
Let’s look at the incremental update evaluation performance of each collection in your environment. The frequent incremental update of the collections is not a best practice. You should avoid adding incremental updates to all the collections in your environment.
One of the examples is why do you need incremental and full collection update for static collections. I normally avoid those types of updates from static collections. Whenever you add a new member, it will automatically update or do it during the addition process.
In my lab environment, I have not enabled incremental collection updates for any of the custom collections except one that I created for testing incremental update evaluation status. The following are the details you get from the Incremental Evaluation Status node.
|Icon||Collection Name||Collection ID||Run Time (seconds)||Last Completion Time||Member Changes||Last Member Change Time|
|All Systems||SMS00001||3.297||04-05-2021 04:00||0||04-05-2021 04:00|
|HTMD Collection||MEM00014||0.547||02-02-2021 05:03||1||02-02-2021 05:03|
NOTE! – You can view the collections that has incremental updates scheduled from Incremental Evaluation Status node. If one of the collection is missing from the list means, the incremental update is not enabled for that collection.
Now, let’s navigate through console and find how can you get the details of Incremental Evaluation Status.
- Collection Incremental Evaluation Details are available –> \Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation
- \Monitoring\Overview\Collection Evaluation\Incremental Evaluation Status
- How to view collection evaluation (Microsoft Docs)
- SCCM Dynamic Collection – Part 2 | WQL Query | ConfigMgr | Create
- AD Group Based SCCM Collection Query Direct Rule – Anoopcnair.com