Vulnerability assessment : Adding or modifying assessments : Running assessments
 
Running assessments
The Scheduling tab of the Assessment page provides the following options:
Run once — Enables you to specify the time and date for a single assessment run
Recurring — Enables you to schedule a series of assessments
Running an assessment immediately
1. Go to Vulnerability Assessment > Assessments.
2. Click the name of an assessment.
3. Click Run.
Running an assessment at a specified date and time
1. Select the Run once radio button.
2. In the Starts at field group, specify a starting date directly, use the default, or alternatively, select the calendar icon, and then select a date.
3. Select the Enable Schedule check box if you want to activate your schedule. (By default, your assessment schedule is disabled so that you can configure it without activating it.)
4. Select the Save button to save your schedule.
Running scheduled assessments
1. Select the Recurring radio button.
2. In the Starts at field group, specify a starting date directly, use the default, or alternatively, select the calendar icon, and then select a date.
3. Select one of the radio buttons in the Recurrence pattern field group.
If you choose the Hourly radio button, you can then specify the hourly interval in the Every __ hours field.
If you choose the Daily radio button, you can then specify the daily interval in the Every __ days field.
If you choose the Weekly radio button, you can then specify the day(s) of the week on which you want your weekly assessments to run.
If you choose the Monthly radio button, you can then specify which day(s) during which month(s) you want your assessment to run. The Day radio button and adjacent dropdown list allows you to specify the numeric day for your assessment to run in each specified month. Alternatively, you may specify the day in each month, such as the 'first Monday', using the two provided dropdown lists.
a. In the Starts at field group, specify a starting time or use the default.
b. In the Recurrence pattern field group, select the Hourly , Daily , Weekly , or Monthly radio button.
c. In the Ends by field group, you can leave the default No end date radio button selected or select the End by radio button and then specify a particular date at which you want your schedule to end by selecting on the calendar icon.
4. Select the Enable Schedule check box if you want to activate your schedule. (By default, your assessment schedule is disabled so that you can configure it without activating it.)
5. In the Administrative Domains section, you can select which users this scheduled task will be applicable for. Remember that users may only manage specific targets, so this section provides a way to perform assessments on particular targets. If one or more of the selected users manages all targets, then assessments will be performed on all applicable targets for this VA scan.
6. Select the Save button to save your schedule.
See also
Adding or modifying assessments
Viewing VA and sensitive data discovery event logs