Add an NNM Instance

Required User Role: Administrator

Before you begin:

To add an NNM instance to

  1. Log in to via the user interface.

  2. Click Resources > Nessus Network Monitors.

    The Nessus Network Monitor Scanners page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add Nessus Network Monitor Scanner page appears.

  4. Configure the settings, as described in NNM Instance Settings.
    1. In the Name box, type a name for the scanner.
    2. In the Description box, type a description for the scanner.
    3. In the Host box, type the hostname or IP address for the scanner.
    4. In the Port box, view the default (8835) and modify, if necessary.
    5. If you want to disable this scanner's connection to, click Enabled to disable the connection.
    6. If you want to verify that the hostname or IP address entered in the Host option matches the CommonName (CN) presented in the SSL certificate from the NNM server, click Verify Hostname to enable the toggle.
    7. If you want to use the proxy configured in NNM for communication with the scanner, click Use Proxy to enable the toggle.
    8. In the Type drop-down box, select the authentication type.
    9. If you selected Password as the Type:
      1. In the Username box, type the username for the account generated during the NNM installation for daemon-to-client client communications.
      2. In the Password box, type the password for the account generated during the NNM installation for daemon-to-client client communications
    10. If you selected SSL Certificate as the Type:
      1. Click Choose File to upload a certificate.
      2. (Optional) If the private key that decrypts your SSL certificate is encrypted with a passphrase, in the Certificate Passphrase box, type the passphrase for the private key.
    11. In the Repositories list, select one or more repositories where you want to store the scanner data.
  5. Click Submit. saves your configuration.