Getting Started with Tenable Nessus Upgrade Assistant

Last updated: May 19, 2023

You cannot use the upgrade assistant to upgrade Tenable Nessus to in Federal Risk and Authorization Manage Program (FedRAMP) environments. For more information, see the FedRAMP Product Offering.

In Nessus Professional (version 7.1 and later) and Tenable Nessus Manager (version 8.2 and later), you can use the upgrade assistant to migrate data from a Tenable Nessus deployment to a Tenable Vulnerability Management deployment.

The upgrade migrates configurations on the local Nessus instance into As a result, all subsequent configurations should be administered through once complete. During migration, the service itself is converted to a Nessus scanner which is then linked to For Tenable Nessus Manager, any managed scanners and agents are relinked to Because it is not possible to control when all of these services check in, migration continues running on the local scanner and relinking services as they check in. Optionally, you can move some or all of your scan data to

Note: Once you start an upgrade, you cannot reverse this action.

For assistance with migrating, contact Tenable Support.