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. Once you enable clustering on a parent node, you cannot undo the action 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 Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears.

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

    The Cluster Setup page appears and displays the Settings tab.

  3. Select Enable Cluster.

    Caution: Once you enable clustering on a parent node, you cannot undo the action and turn Nessus Manager into a regular scanner or Nessus Agent manager.

  4. Click Save.

    Your Nessus Manager becomes a parent node of a cluster.

What to do next:

  • Link child nodes to the parent node.
  • Manage cluster groups.