Pause, Resume, or Stop Scans on a Managed Tenable.sc Instance

Required User Role: Tenable.sc Director Administrator

From Tenable.sc Director, you can pause, resume, and stop scans that are running on managed Tenable.sc instances.

  • If you pause a scan, the scan temporarily stops scanning targets. You can resume a paused scan at any time.

  • If you stop a scan, you can choose to create a rollover scan.

For more information about connecting managed Tenable.sc instances to Tenable.sc Director, see Tenable.sc Director Deployments.

To pause, resume, or stop scans on a managed Tenable.sc instance:

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

  2. Click Scan Results.

    The Scan Results page appears.

  3. To pause a running scan:
    • In the row for the scan you want to pause, click the button.

      Tenable.sc pauses the scan on the managed Tenable.sc instance.

  4. To resume a paused scan:
    • In the row for the scan you want to resume, click the play button.

      Tenable.sc resumes the paused scan on the managed Tenable.sc instance.

  5. To stop a running scan:
    1. In the row for the scan you want to stop, click the actions menu.

      The actions menu appears.

    2. Click Stop.
    3. Click one of the following options to determine how the managed Tenable.sc instance handles the results of the stopped scan:
      • Discard Results — The managed Tenable.sc instance does not import any of the results obtained by the scan to the database.
      • Import Results — The managed Tenable.sc instance imports the results of the current scan and discards the information for the unscanned hosts.
      • Import Results and Create Rollover — The managed Tenable.sc instance imports the results from the scan into the database and creates a rollover scan that you can launch manually to complete the scan.

      Tenable.sc stops the scan on the managed Tenable.sc instance.