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When running a GSE/GVM/OpenVAS setup build from source please pay special attention on the setup / configuration of
Redis for a smooth operation of your whole setup. If you’re facing issues with your scans please see the “Common issues” section below.
The following documentation is guiding you through this setup:
Scanner / openvassd startup is timing out
If your scanner startup (example of systemd) is timing out with one of the following messages:
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start openvas-scanner.service.service Job for openvas-scanner.service failed because a timeout was exceeded. See "systemctl status openvas-scanner.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
systemd: openvas-scanner.service: Start operation timed out. Terminating. systemd: Failed to start LSB: remote network security auditor - scanner. systemd: openvas-scanner.service: Unit entered failed state. systemd: openvas-scanner.service: Failed with result 'timeout'.
revisit your Redis setup with the resources mentioned above. The following steps are known to work and to solve this issue:
- Delete the file
dump.rdb(Located in e.g.
/var/run/redisdepending on your setup)
- Comment out/remove all
save xy z(e.g.
save 900 1) from your
redis.conf(Located in e.g.
/etc/redisdepending on your setup)
- Optional: Flush your redis database (Depending on your setup, e.g.
redis-cli -s /var/run/redis/redis.sock flushall)
- Restart redis (Depending on your setup, e.g.
service redis-server restart)
- Restart the Scanner (
openvassd) and try again