Unlink an Agent

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

When you manually unlink an agent, the agent is removed from the Agents page, but the system retains related data for the period of time specified in agent settings. When you manually unlink an agent, the agent does not automatically relink to Tenable.io.

Tip: You can configure agents to automatically unlink if they are inactive for a certain number of days, as described in agent settings.

To manually unlink a single agent in Tenable.io:

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

  6. Select the agent you want to unlink:

    Scope Action
    Unlink a single agent

    To unlink an agent from the Nessus Agents tab:

    1. In the agents table, right-click the row for the agent you want to unlink.

      -or-

      In the row of the agent you want to unlink, in the Actions column, click the button.

      The action buttons appear in the row.

      -or-

      Select the check box next to the agent you want to unlink.

      In the action bar, Tenable.io enables More > Unlink Selected.

    2. Click Unlink or Unlink Selected, as applicable.

    Unlink multiple agents

    To unlink multiple agents from the Nessus Agents tab:

    1. Select the check box next to the agents you want to unlink.

      In the action bar, Tenable.io enables More > Unlink Selected.

    2. Click Unlink Selected.

    Tenable.io unlinks the agents.