Launch a Scan

In addition to configuring Schedule settings for a scan, you can manually start a scan run.

Note: You cannot create and launch scans, create or view policies or plugin rules, or use the upgrade assistant while Tenable Nessus compiles plugins.

To launch a scan:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the scans table, in the row of the scan you want to launch, click the button.

    Tenable Nessus launches the scan.

What to do next:

If you need to stop a scan manually, see Stop a Running Scan.