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Define scan rate limits

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Define scan rate limits

You can define the rate that different types of scans are performed to balance the load in your scan queue. Conditions defined in the rate limit determine whether the rate limits are applied to queued entries.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_vul.admin


  1. Navigate to Vulnerability > Vulnerability Scanning > Rate Limit Definitions.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Rate limit definition
    Field Description
    Name Provide a descriptive name that identifies the conditions the queue entry must meet. For example, scans per minute
    Queue conditions Enter conditions used to determine whether a queued scan entry is subject to this rate limit. The conditions should not be specific to a particular scanner.
    Evaluation script Write a script with the logic to evaluate the queued entry. It is important that the script return true/false to define whether the entry is processed. Also, base the evaluation script on the queued entry being evaluated.
  4. Click Submit.