Add an Agent to a Network

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

An agent is part of the Default network unless you add it to a custom network. An agent can only be part of one network at a time.

Note: If you assign one or more agents to a network and any of those agents are already assigned to another custom network, a confirmation message appears indicating that, by adding agents to this network, they are reassigned from their previous networks.

Before you begin:

  • Create a new network.

    Note: Tenable recommends moving agents to a new network, rather than an existing network, to prevent unwanted asset merges. If the network where you move an agent already contains asset records, and the identifiers for assets from the moved agent match the identifiers already existing in the network, Tenable.io automatically merges those assets.

  • If you want to move an agent from one existing network to another existing network:
    • Note the IP addresses of the assets identified by the agent you want to move.
    • Use the IP addresses to move the assets from the first network to the second network.
    • Add the agent from the first network to the second network.

To add an agent to a network:

  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, Nessus Scanners is selected in the left navigation menu and the Cloud Scanners tab is active.

  4. Do one of the following:

To add an agent group to a network:

  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, Nessus Scanners is selected in the left navigation menu and the Cloud Scanners tab is active.

  4. In the left navigation menu, click Agents.

    The Agents page appears and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  5. Filter the agent table to view the agent group you want to add to a network:

    1. Click Filters.

    2. Select Member of Group from the Category drop-down list.

    3. Select the agent group to add in the Value drop-down list.

    4. Click Apply.

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

    The action bar appears at the bottom of the page.

  7. In the action bar, click the button.

    The Add to Network plane appears.

  8. In the drop-down, select the network to which you want to add the agent or agents.

  9. Click Assign.

    Tenable.io adds the agents to the selected network.