Containerizing Distributed Scan Engines

Is there a plan to support containerization of distributed scan engines? Rather than relying on individual scan engines that need to be maintained, patched, etc.

There is a containerized version on the Docker Hub: rapid7/insightvm_scan_engine - Docker Image | Docker Hub. Documentation is on the wiki: Containerized Scan Engine | InsightVM Documentation (

The container does not receive content updates from the connected security console, so make sure you pull the latest version daily. Note that this generates warnings in the console that the container cannot be updated.

Also note the memory baseline is relatively high. Of course less that VM’s, but don’t expect a lean and small container. Hopefully R7 can address this in the future in some way.