Reference: Appliance Maintenance menu

You can use the Appliance Maintenance menu to perform backup, factory reset, TanOS upgrade, and system reboot or shutdown.

Back up

The backup procedure uses the rsync utility to copy the active partition to a backup partition.

Back up to the alternate partition

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.

    The TanOS console displays the tanadmin menu.

  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  3. Enter 1 to go to the Backup/Restore menu.
  4. Enter 1 and then follow the prompts to complete the backup.

Change the active partition

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter A to display the Appliance Configuration menu.
  3. Enter X and follow the prompts to display the Advanced Configuration menu.
  4. Enter 3 and then follow the prompts to switch to the alternate partition.

Back up to an external file

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu
  3. Enter 1 to go to the Backup/Restore menu.
  4. Use the menu to create an off-box backup:
    • Enter 2 and then follow the prompts to complete a partial backup.
    • Enter 3 and then follow the prompts to complete a complete backup.

Backup the Tanium database

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu
  3. Enter 1 to go to the Backup/Restore menu.
  4. Enter 4 and then follow the prompts to create a database backup. The backup is saved to the /outgoing folder.
  5. Use SFTP to copy the backup file from the /outgoing directory on the appliance to your management computer.

Manage Tanium database backups

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu
  3. Enter 1 to go to the Backup/Restore menu.
  4. Enter 5 and then follow the prompts to list, rename, or delete the backup.

Configure alerts

TanOS can send alerts to a syslog server or to an email recipient.

Configure alerts

Use the Alerts Configuration menu to set severity threshold to info, warn, or error. If you set it to warn, it also includes error. If you set it to info, it also includes warn and error.

  1. From the tanadmin menu, enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  2. Enter 2 to go to the Alerting menu.
  3. Enter 3 to display the Alerts Configuration menu.
  4. Use the menu to set a severity level and enable/disable alerting.

Configure syslog destination

The Alerting syslog configuration is separate from the syslog configuration in the Appliance Configuration menu. This configuration sends alerts for the alert threshold severity. The syslog configuration in the Appliance Configuration menu sends all logs.

  1. From the tanadmin menu, enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  2. Enter 2 to go to the Alerting menu.
  3. Enter 1 to display the Syslog Destination menu.
  4. Enter 2 and follow the prompts to configure a syslog destination.
  5. Enter 1 to enable syslog alerts.
  6. Enter 3 to send a test alert to the syslog server.

The test alert appears in the syslog server logs.

Configure SMTP destination

  1. From the tanadmin menu, enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  2. Enter 2 to go to the Alerting menu.
  3. Enter 2 to display the SMTP Destination menu.
  4. Enter 2 and then follow the prompts to configure an SMTP destination.
  5. Enter 1 to enable SMTP alerts.
  6. Enter 3 to send a test alert to the mail recipient.

Clean up generated files

You can clean directories to clear up disk space or clear logs to make it easier to work with new entries in the log viewer.

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  3. Enter A to go to the Clean Directories menu.
  4. Use the menu to delete files that have been generated in the SFTP /incoming and /outgoing directories, core dump files, application logs, and so on.

Reboot or shut down

Tasks you complete with TanOS menus typically do not require you to reboot the system. Reboot might be required during troubleshooting workflows.

Shutdown turns off the system and powers down the appliance.

You must have physical access to the appliance to power it on. Do not perform a system shutdown unless you are prepared to power the appliance back on.

Reboot

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  3. Enter B to go to the Reboot/Shutdown menu.
  4. Enter 1 to reboot the appliance.

Shut down

  1. Log into the TanOS console as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter B to go to the Appliance Maintenance menu.
  3. Enter B to go to the Reboot/Shutdown menu.
  4. Enter 2 to shut down the appliance.

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