During every Patch Tuesday and Out of Band (OOB) release, Microsoft IT Configuration Manager Production support team performs a quick check for entire hierarchy. And here is the check list which helps in identifying in any issues proactively. Though Configuration Manager hierarchy is being monitored through Operation Manager, this checklist is in addition to the Operations Manager monitoring for providing go ahead for Software Update Deployment.
Software Update Deployment (Patch Tuesday) Checklist
Management Point (MP) Status
Validate all Management Point smoke test URL are passing.
If Fallback Status Point is configured, review the last 24 hrs. clients FSP messages for MP communication messages.
Software Update Point (SUP) Status
Check the WSUS services on SUP and validate the Last 24 hrs. Scan Status for all sites
Synch status on all Sites
All site should have latest content version for sync
Network Connectivity to all site status
Validate all sites & shares are accessible from parent sites on network with no sender errors
Inbox file count status
Validate no files pending for processing or file count under threshold
SQL Replication Status
If SQL replication is configured for MP, validate SQL replication is in sync with no latency
Distribution Point status through deploying Test Package
Deploy a small test package to all DPs to ensure package replication is working as expected
Free Space on Distribution Points (DP)
Ensure sufficient disk space is available on all Distribution Points for content availability