Create a Blackout Window

Use this procedure to create blackout windows to prevent Nessus Agent software updates from being installed based on a given schedule.

Blackout windows will apply to all linked agents and will prevent the agents from receiving and applying software updates during scheduled windows. Agents will still receive plugin updates and continue performing scheduled scans during these windows.

To create a blackout window for linked agents:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears.

  3. Click the Blackout Windows tab.
  4. In the upper-right corner, click the New Window button.

    The New Blackout Window page appears.

  5. Configure the options as necessary.
  6. Click Save.

    The blackout window goes into effect and appears on the Blackout Windows tab.