Install Tenable Nessus Agent
This section describes how to install a Tenable Nessus Agent on the following operating systems:
Once installed, an agent links to Tenable Nessus Manager or Tenable Vulnerability Management after a random delay ranging from zero to five minutes. Enforcing a delay reduces network traffic when deploying or restarting large amounts of agents, and reduces the load on Tenable Nessus Manager or Tenable Vulnerability Management. Agents automatically download plugins from the manager upon linking; this process can take several minutes and must take place before an agent can return scan results.