Scan guest VMs

The Security VM always scans files on access, that is, when they are opened and closed.

The Security VM can also perform a full scan of all guest VMs. You can either run a scan immediately or at set times.

The full system scan detects but doesn't clean up threats.

Note The Security VM staggers scans so that the host is not placed under a high load. By default, two guest VMs are scanned at a time. Therefore, it may take longer for the scanning of all guest VMs managed by the Security VM to complete.
  • To run a full scan of all the guest VMs immediately:
    1. Sign in to Sophos Central.
    2. Go to the Servers page.
    3. Find the Sophos Security VM and click on it to open its details page.
    4. In the left pane, click Scan Now.
  • To run a full scan of all the guest VMs at set times:
    1. Sign in to Sophos Central.
    2. Go to the Servers page.
    3. Find the Sophos Security VM and click on it to view its details page.
    4. On the Summary tab, look under Summary for the Threat Protection policy that applies. Click on it to edit it.
    5. In the policy, go to the Scheduled scanning section. Enable scanning and specify the times when the scan will be run.