Modify Blackout Window Settings

In Nessus Manager, you can configure a permanent blackout window and global settings for how blackout windows work on linked agents.

To modify global blackout window settings :

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Blackout Windows.

    The Blackout Windows page appears.

  3. Click the Settings tab.

  4. Modify any of the following settings:

    Blackout Windows
    Enforce a permanent blackout window schedule

    When enabled, Nessus Manager prevents agents from updating software. The following blackout window settings also apply during this window.

    Tip: This setting acts as a permanent blackout window while it is enabled.

    Prevent software updates When enabled, agents do not receive software updates during scheduled blackout windows.
    Prevent plugin updates When enabled, agents do not receive plugin updates during scheduled blackout windows.
    Prevent agent scans When enabled, the system does not run agent scans during scheduled blackout windows.
  5. Click Save.

    Nessus Manager saves your changes.