Create a Freeze Window

Required Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Use this procedure to create freeze windows.

Freeze 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 freeze window for linked agents 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 Freeze Windows.

  6. Click New Freeze Window.

    The New Freeze Window plane appears.

  7. Configure the options as necessary.
  8. Click Save.

    The freeze window is saved and appears on the Freeze Windows psge.