Run an ad hoc scan

Run your desired compliance scan or an ad hoc scan on your nodes.

  1. In Comply, click Scan reports or Scan schedules, and then Run an ad hoc scan.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select Desired compliance or Custom.
    If you have not set desired compliance, follow the instructions in Setting desired compliance.
  3. If you selected Custom, select a benchmark from the Benchmark drop-down menu, then select an option from the Profile drop-down menu. To use a custom profile for this scan, select the Use an associated custom profile? option and choose the relevant option from the Custom profile drop-down menu.
  4. Click Next to see the nodes selected for scanning. Use the drop-down menus to filter nodes by operating system, environment, or node group.
    To scan only a subset of nodes, deselect any nodes that you want to exclude.
    Debug mode: By default, assessor logs are set to WARN level. To troubleshoot an issue, you can set the logging level to DEBUG for the scan by clicking Run in debug mode. The assessor logs can then be retrieved from the individual node.

    On Linux and macOS platforms the assessor log is located at:


    On Windows the assessor log is located at:


    Note that scanning in debug mode increases the size of the assessor log file significantly.

  5. Click Scan.
    You are taken to the Activity feed, which lists each scan. Scans are run as a task in PE. Click the scan name to see the scan report, or click the job ID to be taken to PE.
  6. Optionally, to review the results of your scan, navigate to the Compliance Dashboard page.
    See Scan results for a description of the scan data.