Monitor Agents Migration

In Nessus Manager, as part of Extended Migration, agents are automatically relinked from Nessus to 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
  • If an agent is on a lower version than 7.2.0, Nessus automatically updates an agent to the latest version before it can be linked. If the agent has blackout windows or software updates disabled, 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 may initially appear empty but are populated as agents relink to

Before You Begin

To monitor scanner migration progress:

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

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

    The Extended Migration to page appears.

  3. Click the Agents tab.

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

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

    Nessus retries linking the agent to

What to Do Next

  • Monitor any remaining Extended Migration items, such as scan history or scanners.
  • (Optional) If your extended migration is complete and you do not plan to upgrade any more data, you can disable migration.
  • Learn more about