My last experience with OpenVAS was in Backtrack 4. Back then, things were easy.
openvas-adduser openvas-mkcert openvas-nvt-sync (update, optional) openvasd #start client from menu and connect
|OpenVAS Pre 4||OpenVAS 4|
Things got much more complicated. OpenVAS Server became 3 components. The fact that there are 3 components to OpenVas (Scanner, Manager, Administrator) just makes it annoyingly complicated to use, and figure out what is wrong. So how do you get it running?
#update the plugins openvas-nvt-sync #make the certs needed for operation, these 2 steps are only required to be performed once openvas-mkcert openvas-mkcert-client -n om -i #start the server this will take a few mintues openvassd openvasmd --rebuild #not required after first use openvasad -c 'add_user' -n root -r Admin openvasmd -p 9390 -a 127.0.0.1 openvasad -a 127.0.0.1 -p 9393 gsad --http-only --listen=127.0.0.1 -p 9392 #connect to the gui firefox 127.0.0.1:9392