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Nessus Agent Hardware Requirements

The following chart outlines some basic hardware requirements for operating a Nessus Agent:

Scenario Minimum Recommended Hardware

Smaller Network

Processor: Intel Dual-core
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
Disk Space: 30GB

Larger Network

Processor: Intel Dual-core (2 Dual-core recommended)
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
RAM: 2GB (8GB recommended)
Disk Space: 30GB (Additional space allocations should be considered for reporting.)

Virtual Machines

Nessus can be installed on a Virtual Machine that meets the same requirements specified. If your virtual machine is using Network Address Translation (NAT) to reach the network, many of Nessus' vulnerability checks, host enumeration, and operating system identification will be negatively affected.

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