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About Scanner Groups

Scanner groups are used to organize and manage the scanners that have been linked to your account. Each scanner can be added to any number of groups and scans can be configured to use these groups when launched.

From the Scanner Group page, you can:

  • Open a Scanner Group to view or modify its settings
  • Create a New Group
  • Delete a Scanner Group

When a Scanner Group is used for scan operations, the scanner that is used is determined based on the following criteria:

  1. The scanner is active and has communicated to Tenable.io within the last 5 minutes.
  2. The scanner running is running the lowest number of active scans AND scanning the lowest number of hosts.

Note: If a remote scanner is part of a Scanner Group and is unlinked during its operations, the scan's operations complete, but the unlinked scanner is not included for future use.

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