[Openvas-discuss] Questions on distributed Setup

Frieder Schlesier fschlesier at gk-software.com
Mon Apr 23 14:21:48 CEST 2018

Hi folks,

we are trying to set up an infrastructure with multiple scanner-slaves 
in different locations and one central GVM+GSA. Also we want to use 
Postgres as DB Backend.

So far, a few questions came up:

1) Is it possible to run the Postgres on a different machine than 
GVM+GSA? If yes: how? I was not able to find a definite place for 
configuration :(
So far I found a couple mentions of psql and sqlite calls in source code 
and some wrapper scripts. Depending on the current stance about this 
topic in the community, we are willing to share our solution with you 
all. If you are interested ;-)

2) As far as I understand, openvas-scanner needs a redis-service and 
access to (a local) NVT database. Does it also require connection to 
SCAP and CERT data or (probably in our case) the central Postgres?

3) I found a couple tutorials online, how to set up openvas9 with 
postgres. Sadly those all mention the "migrate-to-postgres" script, 
which (afaik) require a running setup with SQLite. Is it also possible 
to setup openvas9 using postgres without having to build the sqlite 
version beforehand? Any vage hints?

Thanks in advance :)


Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
Frieder Schlesier
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