How to do it...

We will now perform our vulnerability scan using Nessus:

  1. Although we already have our targets from previous exercises, we will perform a basic host discovery to start. Select New Scan:
  1. From the Scanner Templates screen, select Host Discovery.
  2. In the Name field, add a descriptive name and specify your targets. In this case, we are going to specify our test network of 192.168.56.0/24 and select Save:
Nessus - host discovery screen
  1. From the My Scans screen, select the newly created scan and press the launch button on the right. ...

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