Reference: Tanium Appliance specifications

This page lists deployment sizing specifications for the Tanium Appliance (physical), Tanium Cloud Appliance, and the Tanium Virtual Appliance.

Any modification to the Licensed Software by Customer or any third-party or failure by Customer to implement any Enhancements to the Licensed Software may void Tanium’s obligation to provide Support Services and Tanium’s warranties.

Physical and cloud appliance specifications

Download the Tanium Infrastructure data sheet for specifications of the physical and cloud versions of the Tanium Appliance.

Virtual appliance specifications

Tanium provides virtual appliance images for the following hypervisors.

Hypervisor Virtual image format
KVM QCOW2
VMware ESXi OVA
Microsoft Hyper-V1 VHD

1 Hyper-V requires the following options when you set up the VM:

  • Create the VM as a Generation 2 VM.
  • Disable the Enable Secure Boot option after you create the VM, but before you start the VM.

Each virtual appliance image contains the following default settings:

  • BIOS
  • 16GB RAM
  • 4 CPU
  • 1 NIC (VMXNET3)
  • 500GB disk (SATA 0, VMDK Format)

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.

Up to 10,000 endpoints

  Tanium Server or Tanium Module Server Tanium Zone Server

CPU (cores)

8 8
RAM 32 GB 16 GB
Disk Space 500 GB 500 GB

Up to 35,000 endpoints

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