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Agent Settings

The Agent Settings page allows you to manually configure options for inactive agents and blackout windows.

The following table describes the available options.

Option Description
Inactive Agents

Track unlinked agents

When this setting is enabled, agents that are unlinked are preserved along with the corresponding agent data in Nessus Manageror Tenable.io.

Note: This option can also be set using the nessuscli utility.

Remove agents that have been inactive for X days Nessus Manager

Unlink agents that have been inactive for X days (Tenable.io)

Specifies the number of days an agent can be inactive before the manager removes the agent.

For Nessus Manager, requires that Track unlimited agents is enabled.

Note: Tenable.io automatically tracks unlinked agents and related data for the number of days specified in this option. You cannot turn off this tracking.

Override Blackout Windows
Exclude all agents from software updates

If enabled, this option overrides scheduled blackout windows. It prevents agents from receiving software updates at any time.

Agents will still receive plugin updates and continue to perform scheduled scans.

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