Download Nessus Scanner Logs

Required User Role: Administrator

You can download a log file for Nessus scanners managed by Tenable.sc. The Nessus scanner must be running version 8.0.0 or later to send logs to Tenable.sc for download.

All Nessus scanner logs include:

  • Recent Nessus log data
  • System information (operating system version, CPU statistics, available memory, available disk space, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting data

If you include extended logs, the system also downloads recent Nessus web server log records, system log data, and network configuration information.

To download logs for a Nessus scanner:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.

  2. Click Resources > Nessus Scanners.

    The Nessus Scanners page appears.

  3. In the row for the scanner for which you want to download logs, click the menu.

    The actions menu appears.

  4. Click Download Logs.

    The Download Nessus Scanner Logs window appears.

  5. To include recent Nessus web server log records, system log data, and network configuration information, click to enable the Extended Logs toggle.
  6. To hide the first two octets of IPv4 addresses within the logs, click to enable the Sanitize IPs toggle.
  7. Click Download.

    Tenable.sc downloads the tar.gz file in your browser.