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Obtaining the Tenable VMware Virtual Machine Image

The Tenable Appliance VM is available for VMware Server, VMware Player, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, and VMware Fusion ( and can be downloaded from the Tenable Support Portal. Nessus, SecurityCenter, and PVS applications are currently available on the appliance with LCE to be released in the future.

The Tenable VMware image for VMware Server, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware ESX server, and VMware Player is provided as an .ova file with the OS and applications in a 64-bit version with a filename in the format similar to the following:


It may take several minutes to download the files depending on your Internet connection speed.

Launch the VMware program and import the TenableAppliance-VMware-4.1.0-64bit.ova file that was downloaded. Adjust the default VM settings as needed for the local environment. The boot process will be displayed in the VM console window when started. Note that it may take several minutes for the application services to start. Once the boot process is complete, a console screen will be displayed as follows:

Please refer to the “Configuration and Operations” section for instructions on configuring the appliance.

The following VMWare products work with the Virtual Appliance - Hyper-V Hardware version 1, ESX 5.0 or later, most current versions of VM Player or VM Fusion

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