Enable Clustering

When you enable clustering on Nessus Manager it becomes a parent node. You can then link child nodes, each of which manages Nessus Agents. You cannot reverse clustering and turn Nessus Manager into a regular scanner or Nessus Agent manager.

Note: To enable Nessus Manager clustering in Nessus 8.5.x or 8.6.x, you must contact your Tenable representative. In Nessus Manager 8.7.x and later, you can enable clustering using the following procedure.

To enable clustering in Nessus Manager:

  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. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Under Cluster, select Enable Cluster.

    Caution: You cannot reverse clustering and turn Nessus Manager into a regular, non-clustered Nessus Manager instance.

  5. Click Save.

    Your Nessus Manager becomes a parent node.

What to do next:

  • Link child nodes to the parent node.