What is the best practice for running all scan jobs against a single scan engine, in Symantec Control Compliance Suite for Vulnerability Manager (CCS VM)?
In the CCS VM Admin Guide (PDF) , on p. 13 it lists the following details:
To determine how many engines you need, consider the number of target IP addresses, the required scan frequency, and the number of available scan hours each day. Empirical lab data indicates that one engine can completely scan 400 to 500 targets IP addresses in an hour. So, for example, if you have 30,000 live IP addresses and an 8-hour scan window, you need 8 scan engines. This calculation assumes no significant bandwidth limitations or scan window restrictions. Your results may vary based on your production environment. For suggestions on where to place scan engines, see Distribute scan engines strategically (on page 21). For suggestions on optimizing scans, see Working with scan templates and tuning scan performance (on page 51).
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