Reference: Tanium Appliance specifications

This page lists deployment sizing specifications for the Tanium™ Physical Appliance, Tanium™ Cloud Appliance, and the Tanium™ Virtual Appliance.

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Tanium Physical Appliance and Tanium Cloud Appliance specifications

Download the Tanium Infrastructure product brief for specifications of the Tanium Physical Appliance andTanium Cloud Appliance. The Tanium Cloud Appliance has the same requirements as a Tanium Physical Appliance.

Virtual appliance specifications

Tanium provides Tanium Virtual Appliance images for the following hypervisors.

Hypervisor Virtual image format
KVM QCOW2
VMware ESXi OVA
Microsoft Hyper-V VHD

Each Tanium Virtual Appliance image contains the following default settings:

  • BIOS
  • 16GB RAM
  • 4 CPU
  • 1 NIC
  • 500GB disk

Before you start the virtual appliance for the first time, you might need to use the VM settings utility on the hypervisor to make changes to support the recommended specifications for your deployment size.

The following specifications are the minimum requirements. Individual requirements vary depending on modules installed, usage, and other factors unique to each environment. Customers are responsible for ensuring adequate resource allocation for their Tanium instances.

To ensure that the response times of Tanium Core Platform servers do not adversely affect the user experience, the servers must be able to sustain I/O loads of at least 30 MBps at 2,500 IOPS and maintain disk utilization below 15 percent under such workloads. Sustaining 2,500 IOPS ensures that disk latency stays below 15 milliseconds (ms) on the drive where the servers and modules are stored.

Up to 10,000 endpoints

  Tanium Server Tanium Module Server Tanium Zone Server
CPU (cores) 8 8 8
RAM 32 GB 32 GB 16 GB
Disk Space 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB

Up to 35,000 endpoints

  Tanium Server Tanium Module Server Tanium Zone Server
CPU (cores) 16 16 16
RAM 48 GB 48 GB 24 GB
Disk Space 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB

Up to 50,000 endpoints

  Tanium Server Tanium Module Server Tanium Zone Server
CPU (cores) not supported 16 not supported
RAM not supported 48 GB not supported
Disk Space not supported 500 GB not supported