What os is this for ?
What does ‘4 months smart groups’ mean ? you are using an include or exclude list ? of about how many patches ?
we are doing patching for winodws OS and 4 months smart groups means we are trying to analysis for JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER Smart groups, All are included. there is no concern of the patches. ideally it's taking 5 hours minimum to complete the analysis, staging and simulate.
Last week we did analysis for 2 servers on which scanning patches are around 35 patches. it took 5 and half hour to complete.
Include lists will slow down the analysis. so are there 35 patches for the june, july, august and September downloads ?