Targeted on-demand scan

The targeted on-demand scan feature allows the administrator to select a system or a group of systems to initiate the on-demand scan on the target system.

When the admin initiates the targeted on-demand scan on the client system, McAfee Agent schedules the client task (targeted on-demand scan) on the client system. The SVM picks the client task and then runs the on-demand scan on the client system depending on the targeted on-demand scan slot availability. McAfee Agent monitor shows the statuses such as TODSTask becomes active, TODSTask is successful, and TODSTask is finished, but these are not the actual on-demand scan statuses. You can view the on-demand scan statuses and event logs in McAfee ePO and client systems. For on-demand scan statuses and event logs details, see On-demand scan events and log details in this guide.

The SVM runs the specified maximum concurrent targeted on-demand scans per SVM defined by the administrator. When the SVM has reached the maximum number of targeted on-demand scans, the recently initiated on-demand scan runs later when the targeted on-demand scan slot is available.

Example 1:

Consider a scenario where:

  • Restrict number of on-demand scans to____per SVM is set as 2
  • Restrict number of targeted on-demand scans to____per SVM is set as 2
  • No on-demand scan is running currently
  • Two targeted on-demand scans are running currently

With these assumptions, if you configure one more targeted on-demand scan, the newly scheduled targeted on-demand scan would start when one of the existing targeted on-demand scans completes.

Example 2:

Consider a scenario where:

  • Restrict number of on-demand scans to____per SVM is set as 2
  • Restrict number of targeted on-demand scans to____per SVM is set as 2
  • One or two on-demand scan is running currently
  • Two targeted on-demand scans are running currently

With these assumptions, if you configure one more targeted on-demand scan, the newly scheduled targeted on-demand scan would start when one of the existing targeted on-demand scans completes.