Add an Agent Scan

Required User Role: Organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can create agent scans in using only the Basic Agent Scan template. For more information, see Agent Scan and Policy Templates in the Nessus Agent Deployment and User Guide.

For more information, see Agent Scans and Agent Scan Settings.

Before you begin:

  • Confirm you understand the complete agent scanning configuration process, as described in Agent Scanning.

To add an agent scan:

  1. Log in to via the user interface.

  2. Click Scans > Agent Scans.

    The Agent Scans page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add Agent Scan page appears.

  4. Click General.
  5. Type a Name for the scan.
  6. (Optional) Type a Description for the scan.
  7. Select an Agent Scanner.
  8. Select one or more Agent Groups.
  9. Select a Scan Window.
  10. (Optional) Select a Schedule for the scan.
  11. Click Settings.
  12. Select an Import Repository for the scan.
  13. (Optional) Click Post Scan.
    • If you want to configure automatic report generation, click Add Report. For more information, see Add a Report to a Scan.
  14. Click Submit. saves your configuration.

What to do next: