Release qVSA-3.10.77 

May 06, 2024 (Updated May 23, 2024)

 Newly published images do not always require replacing existing scanner VMs from the previous version. To know details on when scanner replacement is needed, refer to the Know when scanner replacement is needed section. 

What's New?

This release brings new features and updates to supported cloud platforms, data centers, and desktop platforms.

  • Public Clouds: Google Cloud
  • Private Cloud: OpenStack

Availability of scanners in cloud marketplaces depends on cloud vendors and typically takes a few weeks after general availability from Qualys.

This version is not limited to the platforms listed above. This version will be available for all other supported virtualization platforms in the upcoming releases.

New Features

With this release, we have introduced new features for all supported platforms | GCPOpenStack

All Supported Platforms

  • Now, DHCPv6 support and full dual-stack IPv4+v6 mode have become the default settings.
  • Allows to run 64-bit applications like NextGen WAS.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • Dual stack mode support(IPv4 and IPv6)

OpenStack Platform

  • Dual stack mode support(IPv4 and IPv6)
  • IPv6 only mode support 
  • WAN interface/Split network mode support 
  • VLAN support


With this release, you get several improvements to enhance the handling of read-only filesystem conditions caused by virtual disk store outages. It also includes logging improvements such as a regular dump of systems stats and metrics for better overload troubleshooting. These improvements are applicable to all supported platforms. 

All Supported Platforms

  • qVSA-3.10.x is equipped with 64-bit kernel. All previous virtual scanners will continue to work with a 32-bit kernel. There is no performance impact on 32-bit kernel Scanners.
  • It improves compatibility with modern hypervisors and improves networking performance.

  • The scanner VM size max limit of 16 cores and 16 GB RAM has been removed.

    Recommended CPU:RAM ratio continues to be 1:2 or 1:3 as per available configurable sizes on the virtualization platform.

  • The default standard network interface MTU setting of 1500  is replaced by the DHCP option 'interface-mtu', which gets the interface's MTU setting from the DHCP server used in a customer environment.
  • The rotated syslog messages file names changed from *.n.gz to *-<date>.gz

Deprecated Feature

With this release, we have deprecated the following common feature.

  • The maximum supported size for a virtual scanner instance with 16 CPU cores and 16 GB RAM has been deprecated, but the recommended 1:2 CPU: RAM ratio still applies.