Creating a full scan task

3 July 2024

ID 57986

To create a full scan task:

  1. In the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console, select the Managed devices folder.
  2. In the workspace, select the Tasks tab and click the New task button to start the New Task Wizard.
  3. At the first step of the Wizard, select Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 6.1 Agentless (for tenants)Full Scan.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  4. Configure the settings for scanning virtual machines.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  5. If necessary, specify the scan scope of the task: indicate the locations and extensions of the files of virtual machines that need to be scanned or excluded from scanning during a scan task.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  6. To configure the task run schedule, please define the values of the following settings:
    • Scheduled start. Choose the task run mode in the drop-down list. The settings displayed in the window depend on the task run mode chosen.
    • Run skipped tasks. If this check box is selected, an attempt to start the task is made the next time the application is started on the SVM. In the Manually and Once modes, the task is started as soon as an SVM appears on the network.

      If this check box is cleared, the task is started on an SVM by schedule only, and in Manually and Once modes it is started only on the SVMs that are visible on the network.

    • Use automatically randomized delay for task starts. By default, the time of task start on SVMs is randomized with the scope of a certain time period. This period is calculated automatically depending on the number of SVMs covered by the task:
      • 0–200 SVMs – task start is not randomized
      • 200-500 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 5 minutes
      • 500-1000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 10 minutes
      • 1000-2000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 15 minutes
      • 2000-5000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 20 minutes
      • 5000-10000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 30 minutes
      • 10000–20000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 1 hour
      • 20000–50000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 2 hours
      • over 50000 SVMs – task start is randomized within the scope of 3 hours

      If you do not need to randomize the time of task starts within an automatically calculated time period, clear the Use automatically randomized delay for task starts check box. This check box is set by default.

    • Use randomized delay for task starts within an interval of (min): If you want the task to start at a random time within a specified period of time after the scheduled task start, select this check box. In the text box, enter the maximum task start delay. In this case, the task starts at a random time within the specified period of time after the scheduled start. This check box can be changed if the Use automatically randomized delay for task starts check box is cleared.

      Randomized task start times help prevent situations in which a large number of SVMs contact the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server at the same time.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  7. In the Name field, enter the task name and proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.
  8. If you want the task to start as soon as the New Task Wizard finishes, select the Run task when the wizard is complete check box.

    Finish the wizard.

The created custom scan task appears in the list of tasks. If you configured a task start schedule in the Task start schedule settings window, the task is started according to this schedule. You can also run the task manually at any time.

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