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Agent CPU Resource Control
You can control the priority of the Nessus Agent relative to the priority of other tasks running on the system by using the
process_priority preference. Due to the relative nature of this preference, the amount of system resources consumed by the Nessus Agent will depend not only on the value of the
process_priority preference, but also on the overall load on the system. This may reflect on system monitors as if the agent is consuming resources over the higher priority processes. For resource control commands see Nessuscli Agent Commands.
process_priorityand seeing the change reflected in Linux, Mac OS nice values or Windows Priority Class.
To see the effect of the
process_priority preference, see the table below.
|Windows - Priority Class||Mac OS - Nice Value||Linux - Nice Value|
Note: Setting your process_priority preference value to low could cause longer running scans. You may need to increase your scan-window time frame to account for this value.