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Scheduling Asset Group Scans

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

Scheduling Asset Group Scans

To schedule an asset group scan job from the asset group details window

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSET GROUPS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset group 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 Select App field, select Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, the Asset Group Scan option is the default.
  9. The Asset Group field displays the name of the asset group to scan. You cannot modify this field.
  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. (Optional) Select the assets you want to exclude from the scan.
  12. Select the Set debug mode option if you want to log the results of the scan.
  13. 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.
  14. Click Save.
  15. Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.

To schedule an asset group scan job from the Job Scheduler page

  1. Choose SETTINGS > SCHEDULER to open the Job Scheduler page.
  2. Click Asset Group 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 sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, the Asset Group Scan option is the default.
  9. In the Asset Group field, type the asset group name to scan.
  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. (Optional) Select the assets you want to exclude from the scan.
  12. Select the Set debug mode option if you want to log the results of the scan.
  13. 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.
  14. Click Save.
  15. The job displays now in the job scheduler list.

    Note: See the Job Scheduler page for more information.