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Nessus Scanner Hardware Requirements
The following chart outlines some basic hardware requirements for operating a Nessus Scanner:
|Scenario||Minimum Recommended Hardware|
Processor: Intel Dual-core
Processor: Intel Dual-core (2 Dual-core recommended)
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.