A new feature in the schedule options allows to plan the launch of a vulnerability scan with more accuracy. Through this option it’s possible to specify the date and time when a scan must be launched and optionally the number of days to wait before the scan should be launched again.
Schedule scans are available through menu Schedule.
When you are creating or modifying a schedule, the list of frequencies contains the new option “On Date”, where you can enter the date and time when the scan will first be launched.
With the options in the picture above, the scan will be performed only once.
If the scan should be repeated, enter the number of days between the first scan and the next one in the entry field on column Repeated. In this example, the scan will be first launched on Friday, August 10th 2018 and repeated every 2 weeks, on Fridays, at the same time: August 24nd, September 7th etc.
With option “On Date” it’s also possible to launch a scan later in the same day.
Please take into account that a 1-time schedule scan will not be deleted when the scan has been completed, and it will remain in the list of scheduled scans even if won’t be launched again.
In this picture scan “Old schedule” has been performed on January 1st 2018 and will not be repeated. If no more necessary, a schedule can be deleted. If you need to schedule it again in the future, you can edit the schedule and change the start date/time.