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Scheduling Asset Scans

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USM Anywhere provides a simple way to include scans for scheduling using its web UI.

To schedule a scan job from the asset details window

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the icon located next to the asset name you want to include in an asset scan and select Full Details.
  3. Click Actions > Schedule Scan Job to open the Schedule New Job popup window.
  4. Type a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional) Type a description.
  6. In the Action Type field, select Asset Scanner. Depending on the sensor you have installed, this field can include different options.
  7. Select the App Action
  8. Select the scan profile you want to run

    Select the Set Debug Mode checkbox if you want to log the results of the scan. This option is disabled by default.

    Note: Keep in mind that the Set Debug Mode option must be used only for debugging purposes because it needs disk space.

  9. In the Schedule field, schedule a scan to run at a set frequency. The options are Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, and Year. Depending on your selection, you will have different options to configure the frequency.
  10. Click Save.
  11. The job displays now in the job scheduler list.

    Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.

To schedule a scan job from the Job Scheduler page

  1. Choose SETTINGS > SCHEDULER to open the Job Scheduler page.
  2. Click Asset Scans on the left navigation panel.
  3. Click Create Scan Job.
  4. Type a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional) Type a description.
  6. In the Select App field, select Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a sensorSensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect log and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation. in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, select the Scan option.
  9. In the Asset field, search the asset(s) to scan. You can type the IP address or browse assets.
  10. Select the scan profile you want to run

    Select the Set Debug Mode checkbox if you want to log the results of the scan. This option is disabled by default.

    Note: Keep in mind that the Set Debug Mode option must be used only for debugging purposes because it needs disk space.

  11. In the Schedule field, schedule a scan to run at a set frequency. The options are Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, and Year. Depending on your selection, you will have different options to configure the frequency.
  12. Click Save.
  13. The job displays now in the job scheduler list.

Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.