Create a Scanner Group

Required Tenable Vulnerability Management User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

To create a scanner group in the new interface:

  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. In the drop-down box, select Scanner Groups.

    The list of existing scanner groups you have permission to use or manage appears.

  5. Click Add Scanner Group.

    The Add Scanner Group plane appears.

  6. In the Group Name field, type a name for the group.
  7. (Optional) In the Targets for Scan Routing box, type a comma-separated list of scan routing targets.

    Targets in the list must be in the supported formats.

    This list specifies the targets that scanners in this scanner group can scan if a scan is configured to use the Auto-Select scanner. For more information, see Example: Scan Routing.

    Note: You can specify up to 10,000 individual scan routing targets for an individual scanner group. For example,,, *, specifies four scan routing targets. To condense a scan routing target list, Tenable recommends using wildcard and range formats, instead of individual IP addresses.

  8. (Optional) Configure user permissions for a scanner group.

    By default, in any new scanner group, Tenable Vulnerability Management assigns the system-generated All Users group Can Use permissions.

  9. Click Save.

    If Targets for Scan Routing specifies more than the maximum number of targets, an error message appears. Condense the scan routing targets by using wildcard and range formats instead of individual IP addresses, then try again to save the scanner group.

    In all other cases, the new group appears in the Scanner Groups list.