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Launch a Manual Scan

You can create and launch a scan immediately, or Create a Scheduled Scan.

Before you begin:

You can pre-select the assets you want to scan on the Assets page. See the Assets Page for more information.

To launch a manual scan:

  1. On Scans page, click New Scan.

    The New Scan page appears.

  2. In the Name box, type a name for the scan.

    Note: If you do not type a name for the scan, Industrial Security applies a default name for the scan.

  3. In the Description box, type a description for the scan.
  4. In the Scanner drop-down box, do one of the following:
    • If you want to scan an IT device and a Nessus scanner is linked to Industrial Security, from the Scanner drop-down box, select the Nessus scanner you want to use to scan the selected assets.

      Tip: Optionally, you can select the assets you want to scan on the Assets page.

    • If you want to scan an OT device, or another device on which you do not want to run a Nessus scan, from the Scanner drop-down box, select Backplane Scan.

      Note: If you know the IP address of an OT device, you can run a backplane scan to get information about the device without waiting for NNM to discover the asset.

      1. In the Targets box, type the IP address(es) of the target(s) you want to scan.

        Note: If you already selected the assets to scan on the Assets page, Industrial Security auto-populates this box with the assets you selected.

  5. Click Launch.

    The scan appears in the Scans list and launches immediately.

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