Scheduled Scans are
normal Network/VMware scans that have an extra drawer entitled ‘Scheduler’. To
configure a scheduled scan, you should first click on the Scheduled Scans button
from the Auto Discovery toolbar.
Once clicked, a modal
window will appear displaying all configured and active Scheduled Scans (it
will be blank by default, as we have not configured anything):
To configure a
Scheduled Scan of the ‘Network Scan’ type, click on the button on the
toolbar which will load up the familiar ‘Network Scan’ window that is covered
in detail in Section 220.127.116.11 Configuring and running a Network Scan.
There is only one difference which is the addition of the ‘Scheduler’ drawer,
as can be seen in the screen shown below:
Scheduled scan configuration
‘Scheduler’ drawer, you have the option to tell Auto Discovery to run the
configured Network Scan at a recurring interval – e.g. every day at 23:00, or
every Monday at 12:00.
In the example below we are going to configure a scan to run every Saturday evening at 19:00 and to
save the past 10 historical scan results.
Once the scan is
configured, clicking ‘Save’ will close the modal window and display the
Scheduled Scans window – this time with our newly created Scheduled Scan:
Scheduled Scans with one active
This window is the
same as the ‘Scan Management’ tab but with one extra option, the ‘checkbox’
which is the ‘Enabled’ column. When checked, the Scheduled Scan will be
considered active and will run whenever the criteria set in the ‘Scheduler’ tab
is met. However, you may choose to ‘disable’ the Scheduled Scan to stop it
running, as opposed to deleting it which will remove it permanently.