This article explains the available options to configure scanning against SQL database maintained by the SCCM server and how to limit the amount of data being fetched by SVM from the server
New Software Vulnerability Management users may wonder how to customize the number of systems being scanned when they use System Center Inventory Import feature. The following question received from an active SVM customer provides an example of a scenario customers may need to consider:
"Is there a way to limit the data scanned from SCCM to only a collection from SCCM?
We want to keep old hosts in SCCM for historical reasons and do not want these hosts to show up as they will show up being vulnerable and unpatched."
Under the "Scanning/System Center Inventory Import" menu, one can trigger a manual scan against only a preferred collection of hosts. This menu displays the available SCCM collections. Users can click on their preferred collection and use "Import Selected Collections" to trigger this action.
Some folks prefer automating the collection of data from SCCM using the SVM Daemon. The Daemon can be leveraged to automate the collection of SCCM-stored data. One should go to "Scanning/System Center Import Schedules" and create a schedule that can be targeted against their preferred collection.