If you have just configured OpenVAS, you may want to run a quick scan to verify everything works. This assumes that you have another system to scan that your machine can access. I suggest creating a virtual lab with Metasploitable. Once you’re set up, follow these steps.
1. Open a browser, go to https://127.0.0.1:9392, and login with your OpenVAS credentials.
2. Type the IP address of target machine and click Start Scan. This can take a while but the status will refresh.
3. Once it’s complete, click the date of the task to see the full report. This can be further reviewed and downloaded in different formats.