Add an Agent to an Agent Group

Required Tenable.io Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Use this procedure to add an agent to an agent group in Tenable.io. You can also add agents to a group when you modify an agent group.

To add an agent to agent groups in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors tile.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, the Nessus Scanners tab is active and Linked Scanners is selected in the drop-down box.

  4. Click the Nessus Agents tab.

    The list of agents appears and Linked Agents is selected in the drop-down box.

  5. In the drop-down box, select Agent Groups.

    The list of agent groups appears.

  6. (Optional) Search for a specific agent or filter the agents in the table. For filter descriptions, see Agent Filters.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To add a single agent to agent groups:

      1. In the agents table, roll over the agent you want to add.

        The action buttons appear in the row.

      2. Click the Add to Groups button.

        The Add to Groups plane appears.

    • To add multiple agents to agent groups, do one of the following:

      • In the agents table, select the check box next to each agent you want to add.

      • In the table header, select the check box to select the entire page.

      The action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

      Tip: In the action bar, select Select All Pages to select all linked agents.
      1. In the action bar, click the Add to Groups button.

        The Add to Groups plane appears.

  8. Do one of the following: 
    • If there are existing agent groups, select one:
      1. In the search box, search by agent group name.
      2. Click the agent group you want to select.
    • If there are no existing agent groups, create one:
      1. Click add a new group.

        The agent group settings plane appears.

      2. In the text box, type the name of the new group.
      3. In the Users & Groups section, set the user permissions for the new group.
      4. Click Save.

        The Add to Groups plane reappears. The new group appears in the selection list.

  9. Click Save to save your changes.

    Tenable.io adds the agent to the selected group or groups.