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How many CPUs are required on a Threat Manager appliance to enable internal vulnerability scanning? | Scanning FAQ

A minimum of four CPUs are required. This allows the server to reserve CPUs for snort and other processes. If scanning is attempted on appliances with less than four cores, scans will run but will also likely impact performance, particularly from the intrusion detection application of Alert Logic® Threat Manager™. The vulnerability scanning engine will, however, only ever use a single core, so there is no advantage to running an 8 core box for scanning purposes.

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