Install Nessus on Linux

Caution: If you install a Nessus Agent, Manager, or Scanner on a system with an existing Nessus Agent, Manager, or Scanner running nessusd, the installation process will kill all other nessusd processes. You may lose scan data as a result.

Note: See the Linux Installation video for a tutorial of this process.

Note: Nessus does not support using symbolic links for /opt/nessus/.

Download Nessus Package File

For details, refer to the Product Download topic.

Use Commands to Install Nessus

From a command prompt, run the Nessus install command specific to your operating system.

Example Nessus Install Commands

Start the Nessus Daemon

From a command prompt, restart the nessusd daemon.

Example Nessus Daemon Start Commands

Perform the remaining Nessus installation steps in your web browser.