Install Tenable.sc Director

Required User Role: Root user

Note: A basic understanding of Linux is assumed throughout the installation, upgrade, and removal processes.

Caution: When performing sudo installs, use sudo –i to ensure the proper use of environmental variables.

Caution: During the installation process, Tenable.sc produces a log file in a temporary location: /tmp/sc.install.log. Once the installation process finishes, the file is stored here: /opt/sc/admin/logs/install.log. Do not remove or modify these files; they are important for debugging in case of a failed installation.

For information about new features, resolved issues, third-party product updates, and supported upgrade paths, see the release notes for Tenable.sc Director 5.17.x.

Before you begin:

  • Complete system prerequisites, as described in Before You Install.

  • Download the installation RPM file from the Tenable downloads page. If necessary, depending on the operating system of the host, move the installation RPM file onto the host.

  • Confirm the integrity of the installation RPM file by comparing the download checksum with the checksum on the Tenable downloads page, as described in the knowledge base article.

  • If your organization requires Tenable.sc to use /dev/random instead of /dev/urandom to generate random number data for secure communication functions, modify the random data source as described in Use /dev/random for Random Number Data Generation.

To install Tenable.sc Director:

  1. On the host where you want to install Tenable.sc Director, open the command line interface (CLI).

  2. Run one of the following commands to install the RPM:

    # rpm -ivh SecurityCenter-x.x.x-el7.x86_64.rpm

    - or -

    # rpm -ivh SecurityCenter-x.x.x-el8.x86_64.rpm

    Output similar to the following is generated:

    # rpm -ivh SecurityCenter-5.x.x-es6.x86_64.rpm

    Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]

       1:SecurityCenter         ########################################### [100%]

    Installing Nessus plugins ... complete

    Applying database updates ... complete.

    By default, SecurityCenter will listen for HTTPS requests on ALL available interfaces. To complete your installation, please point your web browser to one of the following URL(s):

    https://x.x.x.x

    Starting SecurityCenter services

    [  OK  ] SecurityCenter services: [  OK  ]

    #

    The system installs the package into /opt/sc and attempts to start all required daemons and web server services.

    Tip: In rare cases, a system restart is required after installation in order to start all services. For more information, see Start, Stop, or Restart Tenable.sc Director.