Configure Agent Update Plan

You can configure the Nessus Agent version that Nessus Manager offers to its linked Nessus Agents to update to from the Agent Updates page.

You can choose from one of the four agent update plans:

Agent Update Plan Description
GA releases (Default) Nessus Manager allows its Nessus Agents to update to the latest generally available (GA) version automatically.
Early Access releases Nessus Manager allows its Nessus Agents to update to the latest version automatically when it is released for Early Access (typically a few weeks before GA).
Stable releases Nessus Agents do not automatically update to the latest version and remain on an earlier version set by Tenable (usually one release older than the current generally available version).
Disable agent version updates Nessus Agents do not update from their current version. This plan also disables the Manual Software Update button, described in the following procedure.

To configure the agent update plan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears. By default, Linked Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Agent Updates.

    The Agent Updates page appears.

  3. Under Agent Update Plan, select the plan you want to use for updating Nessus Agents.

  4. Click Save.

    After saving, you might want to update the Nessus Agent version that Nessus Manager offers from the Nessus feed. For more information, see Update the Offered Nessus Agent Version in Nessus Manager.