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Download Linked Agent Logs

As an administrator in Nessus Manager, you can request and download a log file containing logs and system configuration data from any of your managed scanners and agents. This information can help you troubleshoot system problems, and also provides an easy way to gather data to submit to Tenable Support.

You can store a maximum of five log files from each agent in Nessus Manager. Once the limit is reached, you must remove an old log file to download a new one.

Note: You can only request logs from Nessus Agents running 7.2 and later.

To download logs from a linked agent:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears.

  3. In the agents table, click the agent for which you want to download logs.

    The Agents page for that agent appears.

  4. Click the Logs tab.
  5. In the upper-right corner, click Request Logs.

    Note: If you have reached the maximum of five log files, the Request Logs button is disabled. Remove an existing log before downloading a new one.

    Nessus Manager requests the logs from the agent the next time it checks in, which may take several minutes. You can view the status of the request in the user interface until the download is complete.

  6. To download the log file, click the file name.

    Your system downloads the log file.

To remove an existing log:

  • In the row of the log you want to remove, click the button.

To cancel a pending or failed log download:

  • In the row of the pending or failed log download that you want to cancel, click the button.

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