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Deleting the Assets

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Keep in mind the following points when your environment has an AWS Sensor, Azure Sensor, or a VMware Sensor installed

  • USM Anywhere scans EC2 instances, VMware virtual machines, and Azure virtual machines every 20 minutes.
  • You can manually delete an asset from USM Anywhere, but if the asset is still included in an AWS, Azure, or VMware environment, the asset will be automatically added to your asset inventory after the following scan.
  • You can delete an asset from USM Anywhere, but if the IP of the asset is up and running and you run an asset discovery after deleting the asset, this asset will be automatically added to your asset inventory.

Important: Keep in mind that if you terminate an AWS instance, an Azure virtual machine, or a VMware virtual machine, any assets that have vulnerabilities associated with them will not be automatically deleted when the discovery scan finds them terminated in AWS, Azure, or VMware vCenter/vSphere.

To delete an asset from the list view

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset name you want to delete and select Delete Asset.
  3. A popup window displays to confirm the deletion.

    Confirm if you want to delete the asset

  4. Click Delete to delete the assetAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers..

To delete an asset from the Configure Asset popup window

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset name you want to delete and select Configure Asset.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. A popup window displays to confirm the deletion.

  5. Click Delete to delete the asset.

To delete an asset from the asset details page

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset name you want to delete and select Full Details.
  3. Click Actions > Delete Asset.
  4. A popup window displays to confirm the deletion.

  5. Click Delete to delete the asset.

To bulk delete assets

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Select the assets you want to delete. For assistance, see Selecting Assets in Asset List View.
  3. Click Actions > Delete Selected.
  4. A popup window displays to confirm the deletion.

    A bulk delete assets

  5. Click Delete.