Last updated: July 20, 2021
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Agent machine pools support the "agent affinity" concept and are useful if you have a need to limit which agent machines can scan certain sites. You may wish to keep agent machines and the sites they scan to the same geographic areas, for example, or some sites might only be available to scan by machines on the same network. Agent machine pools stop the problem of a scan failing because the relevant machine is busy elsewhere, or an assigned agent being unable to access a restricted site for a scan. Sample uses for agent machine pools are:
Note: agent machine pools are not available on cloud-based deployments.
Each agent and site is assigned to an agent machine pool. Agent machine pools are collections of agent machines, and are there to enable you to manage your scanning resources efficiently. The important features of agent machine pools are:
To manage agent machine pools, click on the settings cog icon at the top right of the screen and select "Agents". Then, select the "Agent machine pools" tab.
To create a new agent machine pool, do the following:
To reassign an existing agent machine to a different pool, do the following:
To reassign an existing site to a different agent machine pool, do the following: