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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. Go to Environment > Asset Groups.
  2. Click the icon 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. Enter a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional.) Enter a description.
  6. In the Select App field, select Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a USM Anywhere sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, Asset Group Scan is the default option.
  9. The Asset Group field displays the name of the asset group to scan. You cannot modify this field.
  10. Select the scan profile that you want to run:

    If you want to log the results of the scan, select Set Debug Mode. 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. Go to Settings > Scheduler to open the Job Scheduler page.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Asset Group Scans.
  3. Click Create Scan Job.
  4. Enter a name for identifying the job.
  5. (Optional.) Enter a description.
  6. In the Select App field, select Asset Scanner.
  7. Select a USM Anywhere sensor in case you have more than one installed.
  8. In the App Action field, Asset Group Scan is the default option.
  9. In the Asset Group field, enter the asset group name to scan.
  10. Select the scan profile that you want to run:

    If you want to log the results of the scan, select Set Debug Mode. 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.