No scan results found in reports

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GVM versions

Greenbone Security Assistant 21.04.0
Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 21.4.0
openvas --version
OpenVAS 21.4.0
gvm-libs 21.4.0


Rocky Linux 8.4
Linux gsa.la1.clx.corp 4.18.0-305.3.1.el8_4.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 17 07:52:48 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Atomic Packages

For some reason none of my scans have results. I don’t see anything obvious in the logs.

I am running this on a VM in cloudstack. Nmap can see my network with no problem. GSA looks like it’s scanning but I never see any results in the reports. Not sure how to troubleshoot.

So, no results? What about hosts? Do you have any hosts in the report? No hosts = no results.
You can see the total number of hosts in the hosts tab of the report. It reads x of y hosts. y is the total number of hosts scanned.
If 0 hosts have been scanned, the alive test didn’t work in your enviroment. Make sure your target doesn’t contain any “dead” IPs and change the alive test of the target to “consider alive”. Start the task again.

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It was a fresh install and I simply didn’t wait long enough for all the plugins to catch up. Worked fine after everything was synced.


Hello xxedgexx,

I’m having the same issue as you.
I downloaded kali VM from and installed openvas following instructions from
All my scans have no results.
I did an nmap -sP and I got “Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.17 seconds”.

I’m new to kali and openvas. Please please help.