Restart an Agent

In Nessus, you can restart linked agents (versions 7.6 and later) on the Linked Agents page.

To restart an agent:

  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. Do one of the following:

  3. In the drop down menu, select the restart type you want the agent to perform:

    • Soft restart the agent service (No service restart) — This restart occurs the next time the agent checks in to Nessus Manager.

    • Restart the agent service when the agent is idle — This restart occurs the next time the agent checks in to Nessus Manager.

    • Immediately restart the agent service (Stops all running scans) — This restart occurs immediately.

  4. Click the Restart button.

    The window closes, and a message appears confirming your selected restart type.