TOC & Recently Viewed

Recently Viewed Topics

Fix Agent Settings

The following settings describe nessuscli fix commands that relate to Nessus Agent.

Command Description
# nessuscli fix --set update_hostname="<value>"

Updates agent hostnames automatically in or Nessus Manager 7.1.1 or later. The update_hostname parameter can be set to yes or no. By default, this preference is disabled.

Note: Restart the agent service for the change to take effect in Nessus Manager.

# nessuscli fix --set track_unique_agents="<value>"

Tracks unique agent assets by MAC address to prevent duplicates and outdated agents from appearing in Nessus Manager if a system is reinstalled.

The track_unique_agent parameter is available in Nessus 7.1.1 and can be set to yes or no. By default, this preference is enabled.

# nessuscli fix --set max_retries="<value>" Sets the maximum number of times an agent should retry in the event of a failure when executing the agent link, agent status, and agent unlink commands.
nessuscli fix --secure --list Displays a list of agent settings and their values.

Copyright © 2019 Tenable, Inc. All rights reserved. Tenable,, Tenable Network Security, Nessus, SecurityCenter, SecurityCenter Continuous View and Log Correlation Engine are registered trademarks of Tenable, Inc.., Lumin, Assure, and the Cyber Exposure Company are trademarks of Tenable, Inc. All other products or services are trademarks of their respective owners.