Installing Tanium Module Server

The Tanium™ Module Server role installation creates the Tanium Module Server, SSL certificate, and configuration database. The workflow described here also configures the Tanium™ Server to use the remote Module Server. In this workflow, the required certificate files are created and installed on the Tanium Server and the Module Server, the configuration settings are updated, and the services are restarted.

You must repeat the workflow for each node in a Tanium Server cluster.

Before you begin

Make sure:

  • Basic network, host, and user settings are configured. See Completing the initial setup (hardware appliances).
  • Network firewall rules allow communication between Tanium Server and Tanium Module Server on TCP port 17477.
  • You know the Tanium Console admin user (tanium) password. You are prompted to specify the Tanium Console admin user (tanium) and password when you register the Module Server with the Tanium Server.

Install the Tanium Module Server

  1. Log into the Module Server appliance as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter 1 to go to the Tanium Installation menu.
  3. Enter 3 to install the Tanium Module Server.
  4. When prompted, specify the Tanium platform version you want to install.

The installation is completed in about 30 seconds.

Configure the Tanium Server to use the remote Module Server

  1. Log into the Tanium Server appliance as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter 2 to go to the Tanium Operations menu.
  3. Enter A to go to the Configure Remote Module Server menu.
  4. Enter 1 and then follow the prompts to configure the Tanium Server to use the remote Module Server. Be sure to copy the certificate fingerprint. You need it when you configure the Module Server.

Enable the remote Module Server

  1. Log into the Tanium Module Server appliance as the user tanadmin.
  2. Enter 2 to go to the Tanium Operations menu.
  3. Enter A to go to the Configure Remote Module Server menu.
  4. Enter 2 and then follow the prompts to enable the remote Module Server and to configure its connection with the Tanium Server. Specify the Tanium Console admin user (tanium, not a TanOS user). For a cluster, register the Tanium servers one-at-a-time.

What to do next

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