What are the available options in LDMS 2016.SP3 to optimize (increase) the speed of patching, I have noticed that if a server is missing lots of patches it takes lot of time to install all the patches and complete the patching while on the other hand if I apply all those patches by manually running windows updates it takes very less time comparatively, (Downloading of patches is not an issue as we pre-cache patches one day before patching) I am also aware that LANDesk does lots of checks while scanning and applying applicable patches like checking presence of files, their version information, looking into registry keys etc while windows updates only checks for presence of files. Still I think LANDesk takes lot more time than Windows updates while applying same no. and sort of patches. e.g. To apply 200 patches Windows updates takes around 2 to 3 hours while LANDesk takes 5 to 8 hours.
I see only one relevant setting: Patch-only settings >> CPU utilization when scanning, I have not tested it yet, is it the only setting to optimize patching performance? I understand that there may be lot of factors involve like resources of Core Server (CPU, memory), I have decent processor and 8 GB RAM in my core server with 900 nodes at present. I assume that should be sufficient?
Any thoughts to optimize patching?