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Upgrade Considerations

When the upgrade process starts, Nessus is put in a suspended state.

Before you begin, note the following considerations that occur while Nessus is in a suspended state:

  • All sessions end, except for the session where the administrator user is performing the upgrade.
  • All users are logged out and cannot log back in, except for administrator accounts.
  • The normal Nessus user interface is disabled, and an upgrade status and control interface appears instead.

  • All running scans are canceled.
  • Starting scans manually or via the scheduler is disabled.
  • Software updates are disabled.
  • Accessing the API and CLI is disabled.

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