Skipped tasks by engine

“Skipped Tasks By Engine” reports the number of times engines skipped a user task at the head of a run queue. This happens when the task at the head of the run queue has affinity to an engine group and was bypassed in the queue by an engine that is not part of the engine group.

The value is affected by configuring engine groups and engine group bindings. A high number in this category might be acceptable if low priority tasks are bypassed for more critical tasks. It is possible that an engine group is bound so that a task that is ready to run might not be able to find a compatible engine. In this case, a task might wait to execute while an engine sits idle. Investigate engine groups and how they are bound, and check load balancing.