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Obtaining the Tenable VMware Virtual Machine Image
The Tenable Appliance virtual machine is available for VMware Server, VMware Player, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, and VMware Fusion (http://vmware.com/) and can be downloaded from the Tenable Virtual Appliance 4.8 section of the Tenable Downloads page. Nessus, SecurityCenter, and Nessus Network Monitor applications are currently available on the Appliance.
There are two versions of Appliance: Light and Standard. See the table below for version options and standards.
Note: SecurityCenter is only available on the Standard version.
|Data Collection||Nessus and NNM||Nessus and NNM|
|Data Analysis||None||Security Center|
|Offline Updates||Available (4.4.0)||Available|
|Download Size||700 MB||1.6 GB|
|CPU||2 CPU||2 CPU|
|Ram||8 GB||8 GB|
|Drive||50 GB||200 GB|
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.
Note: An internet connection is required when using the Light version for updates and upgrades. The Light Appliance requires a connection over port 443 to https://appliance.cloud.tenable.com.
Launch the VMware program and import the
.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.