Install Tenable Nessus on Linux

Caution: If you install a Nessus Agent, Manager, or Scanner on a system with an existing Nessus Agent, Manager, or Scanner running nessusd, the installation process will kill all other nessusd processes. You may lose scan data as a result.

Note: Tenable Nessus does not support using symbolic links for /opt/nessus/.

To install Nessus on Linux:

  1. Download the Nessus package file.

  2. From the command line, run the Nessus installation command specific to your operating system.

    Example Nessus install commands:

  3. From the command line, restart the nessusd daemon.

    Example Nessus daemon start commands:

  4. Open Tenable Nessus in your browser.

    • To access a remotely installed Nessus instance, go to https://<remote IP address>:8834 (for example,

    • To access a locally installed Nessus instance, go to https://localhost:8834.

  5. Perform the remaining Nessus installation steps in your browser.