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How to maintain activated assets in EC2?

Question asked by Fabio Cerullo on Aug 1, 2017



I have deployed an EC2 virtual scanner for an AWS environment.


I also configured the connector to 'activate' newly discovered assets for VM (Vulnerability Management). 


That will typically work in a 'stable' environment where AWS instances are not terminated.


However, after some time I'm running into an issue that 'terminated' AWS instances are still consuming VM licenses.


I read an article online that suggests going through the asset list and manually purge these instances (see below).


I would appreciate if someone could provide me a more automated manner of doing this.