Query: GVM 11 - How can we add a scan config of our own?

By default with openvas there are few scan configs available like “Fast” - “Fast & Ultimate”. So like that I would like to create a custom scan config of my own, if someone can guide through the same.

Note: Not talking about creating a scan config from “New Scan config” where there are only 3 options provided.

GVM versions

gsa: (‘gsad --version’) = Greenbone Security Assistant 9.0.1
gvm: (‘gvmd --version’) = Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 9.0.1
openvas-scanner: (‘openvassd --version’) = command not found


Operating system: = Unbuntu 18 LTS
Kernel: (‘uname -a’) = 4.15.0-101-generic #102-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 11 10:07:26 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: = VM Installation

Documentation how to create a new scan configuration is available here:


with an important note available here: