Launch a Vulnerability Management Scan

Required Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Operator, Standard, Scan Manager, or Administrator

Required Scan Permissions: Can Control

In addition to configuring Schedule settings for a scan, you can manually start a scan run.

You can launch the scan using the targets as configured in the scan, or you can launch the scan with custom targets that override the configured targets.

To launch a scan:

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

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, in the Vulnerability Management section, click Scans.

    The Scans page appears.

  3. In the Folders section, click a folder to load the scans you want to view.

    The scans table updates to display the scans in the folder you selected.

    For more information about scan folders, see Organize Scans by Folder.

  4. In the scans table, roll over the scan you want to launch.

    The action buttons appear in the row.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To launch the scan using the targets as configured in the scan, click the Launch button in the row.
    • If you have previously launched the scan and want to use custom targets that override the configured targets:
      1. In the row, click the button.

        The Custom Launch Scan plane opens.

      2. In the Targets box, type a comma-delimited string of targets.
      3. Click Launch. launches the scan.

    You can follow the scan's progress by checking its Scan Status on the Scans page.

    Note: limits scans to 100,000 findings or 10,000 assets (with at least one finding each) per 120 targets. If a scan exceeds either value, does not process the scan and eventually aborts it.