Monitor Agents Migration

In Tenable Nessus Manager, as part of Extended Migration, agents are automatically relinked from Tenable Nessus to Tenable Vulnerability Management. You can monitor the progress of the migration and manually retry any failed agents.


  • An agent must be version 7.2.0 or later to be migrated to Tenable Vulnerability Management.
  • If an agent is on a lower version than 7.2.0, Tenable Nessus automatically updates an agent to the latest version before it can be linked. If the agent has blackout windows or software updates disabled, Tenable Nessus temporarily overrides those settings to update the agent.
  • When an agent is relinked, it is named after the current hostname of the machine the agent is installed on.

  • Your migrated agent groups in Tenable Vulnerability Management may initially appear empty but are populated as agents relink to Tenable Vulnerability Management.

Before You Begin

To monitor scanner migration progress:

  1. In Tenable Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Extended Migration.

    The Extended Migration to Tenable Vulnerability Management page appears.

  3. Click the Agents tab.

    Tenable Nessus displays the list of agents to be relinked to Tenable Vulnerability Management and their status. It may take over 30 minutes for Tenable Nessus to start migrating your agents to Tenable Vulnerability Management, depending on how many agents you have.

  4. If an agent failed to link to Tenable Vulnerability Management, in the agent row, click to retry linking.

    Tenable Nessus retries linking the agent to Tenable Vulnerability Management.

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