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Tenable Appliance 2.8.0 Release Notes - 4/29/2014

The following list describes significant changes that are included in the Tenable Appliance version 2.8.0, as well as any known issues and notes for upgrading. A PDF file of these release notes is also available here.

Currently Nessus, SecurityCenter, and PVS applications are supported on the appliance with LCE to be added in the future.


Please obtain and read the Tenable Appliance 2.8 Guide for complete installation or upgrade instructions. The newest version of this document is available at

Obtaining the Image

The Tenable Virtual Appliance image is available for VMware Server, VMware Player, VMware ESX, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, and vSphere ( as well as Hyper-V and may be downloaded from the Tenable Downloads page.

File Names & MD5 Checksums

File MD5 3aa86f8069fe040143ffe0dec6e744df
TenableAppliance-VMware-2.8.0-64bit.ova cf98cc0148c904c4026532dc096f6976

Note: 32 bit versions are no longer available.

Related Documentation

The documents listed below are available for download from the Documentation Center:

  • Tenable Appliance 2.8 Guide
  • Tenable Series 100/200 Appliance Quick Start Guide
  • Tenable Appliance Software License Agreement

New Features Added

  • Upgrades the Tenable applications to the following:
    • Nessus 5.2.6
    • PVS 4.0.2
    • SecurityCenter 4.8.0
  • Includes the SecurityCenter OpenSSL "Heartbleed" patch
  • Upgrades lighttpd and phantomjs

Upgrade Notes

Supports upgrading from the VM or Hardware Appliance version 2.6.2.

Importing (vmimports) from 2.6.1 disk images and newer including importing of 32-bit images into the 64-bit image is supported.

The 2.8.0 release supports restoration of backups created by appliance versions 2.6.1 and newer.

Tenable Appliance 2.8.0 Update

Users of the VM and Hardware Appliance version 2.6.2 can upgrade to 2.8.0 by applying the TenableAppliance 2.8.0 Update package. It is recommended that users applying this update verify that their VM has 2GB of RAM or more.

File Names & MD5 Checksums:

File MD5
TenableAppliance-2.8.0-64-update.tar 4cbed03bef13291ee59cf8514c5b04fd

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