Agent Profiles

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

You can use agent profiles to apply a specific version to your linked agents. This can be helpful for testing; for example, you may want to schedule a testing period on a subset of your agents before upgrading all your agents to a new version.

An agent profile allows you to apply a newer version to a subset of your agents for a limited time, and more broadly, allows you to upgrade and downgrade agents to different versions easily. You can only assign an agent to one profile.

Note: You cannot set agent profiles to versions earlier than 10.4.1. Agent profiles do not affect agents on versions earlier than 10.4.1.

Note: The agent profile version overrides the agent's Nessus Agent update plan setting. If you assign the agent a freeze window, the freeze window overrides both the Nessus Agent update plan and the agent profile. In this case, the agent remains on its current version and no software updates occur for that agent as long as the agent is assigned to the freeze window.

To manage agent profiles:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors tile.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, the Nessus Scanners tab is active and Linked Scanners is selected in the drop-down box.

  4. Click the Nessus Agents tab.

    The list of agents appears and Linked Agents is selected in the drop-down box.

  5. Above the linked agents table, click Profiles.

    The Profiles page appears.

Use the following procedures to manage your agent profiles:

What to do next: