Configuring the Custom Scan task scope

3 July 2024

ID 58251

You can configure the scope for the Custom Scan task while creating the task (the Configuring the task scope step) or in the task properties after it is created (the Task scope section).

Custom Scan task created using the main administration plug-in

For a Custom Scan task that was created using the Kaspersky Security main administration plug-in, you can configure the task scope in one of the following ways:

  • Specify the virtual machines and/or virtual machine templates whose files you want to scan.
  • Specify one or several NSX Groups that include the virtual machines. Kaspersky Security will scan files of all virtual machines that are included in the specified NSX Groups.

To configure the scope of a Custom Scan task that was created using the main administration plug-in:

  1. If you want to include virtual machines and/or virtual machine templates into the task scope, in the drop-down list in the upper part of the window, select the Virtual infrastructure objects option (this option is selected by default). The window displays the VMware virtual infrastructure managed by one VMware vCenter Server in the form of an object tree: VMware vCenter Server, Datacenter objects, VMware clusters, resource pools, vApp objects and virtual machines.

    Select check boxes opposite those virtual machines that you want to scan as part of the scan task being created. You can specify individual virtual machines or their combinations.

    If the virtual infrastructure contains two or more virtual machines with the same ID (vmID), only one virtual machine appears in the object tree. If this virtual machine is selected to be scanned using the custom scan task, the task will be performed on all virtual machines that have the same ID (vmID).

  2. If you want to include all virtual machines within one or multiple NSX Groups into the task scope, in the drop-down list at the top of the window, select the NSX Groups option.

    Select the check boxes for the NSX Groups whose virtual machines you want to scan while executing the task being created.

    If the task scope includes one or several NSX Groups, Kaspersky Security does not scan virtual machine templates when executing this task even if the Scan virtual machine templates check box is selected in the scan settings.

  3. Save the changes by clicking Next (in the New Task Wizard) or Apply (in the task properties).

Custom Scan task created using the administration plug-in for tenants

For a Custom Scan task that was created using Kaspersky Security administration plug-in for tenants, you cannot use NSX Groups to define the task scope. You can include individual virtual machines or their combinations in the scope of tasks.

To configure the scope of a Custom Scan task that was created using the administration plug-in for tenants:

  1. Select check boxes opposite those virtual machines that you want to scan as part of the scan task being created. You can specify individual virtual machines or their combinations.

    If the virtual infrastructure contains two or more virtual machines with the same ID (vmID), only one virtual machine appears in the object tree. If this virtual machine is selected to be scanned using the custom scan task, the task will be performed on all virtual machines that have the same ID (vmID).

  2. Save the changes by clicking Next (in the New Task Wizard) or Apply (in the task properties).

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