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Nessus Hardware Requirements

The following chart outlines the minimum hardware requirements for operating Tenable Core for Nessus.

Scenario Hardware Recommendations
Nessus scanning up to 50,000 hosts

CPU: 2 dual-core, 2 GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)

Hard Drive: 30 GB

Nessus scanning more than 50,000 hosts

CPU: 4 dual-core, 2 GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM recommended)

Hard Drive: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

Nessus Manager with up to 10,000 agents

CPU: 4 dual-core, 2GHz

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Hard Drive: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

Nessus Manager with up to 30,000 agents

CPU: 4 dual-core, 2GHz

Memory: 64 GB

Hard Drive: 30 GB (Additional space may be needed for reporting)

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