Getting Started with Nessus Upgrade Assistant

Last updated: June 29, 2021

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

The upgrade migrates configurations on the local Nessus instance into Tenable.io. As a result, all subsequent configurations should be administered through Tenable.io once complete. During migration, the service itself is converted to a Nessus scanner which is then linked to Tenable.io. For Nessus Manager, any managed scanners and agents are relinked to Tenable.io. 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 Tenable.io.

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

For assistance with migrating, contact Tenable Support.