Installing Asset

Tanium Cloud automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

For information about configuring Asset for Tanium™ Cloud, see Configuring Asset.

Use the Solutions page to install Asset.

(Tanium 7.4.5 and later only): Asset is installed along with all other licensed solutions. After installation, the Tanium Server automatically configures the action group and import schedule for Asset. For more information about the automatic configuration for Asset, see Import Asset

Before you begin

Import Asset

(Tanium 7.4.5 and later) When you import Asset, the following default settings are configured:

The following default settings are configured:

Setting Default value
Action group
  • Restricted targeting disabled (default): All Computers computer group
  • Restricted targeting enabled: No Computers computer group

For information about how the action group relates to what actions Asset can take on particular endpoints, and how to change the action group, see (Optional) Configure the Asset action group.

Import schedule

The import schedule is set to start collecting data and generating reports.

To import Asset and configure default settings, see Tanium Console User Guide: Import all modules and services. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Asset version.

(Tanium Core Platform 7.4.5 or later only) You can set the Asset action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding Asset to your Tanium licenseimporting Asset. This option enables you to control tools deployment and the endpoints that are inventoried in Asset through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the Tanium Asset action group. For example, you might want to test tools on a subset of endpoints before deploying the tools to all endpoints. In this case, you can manually deploy the tools to an action group that you configured to target only the subset. To configure an action group, see Tanium Console User Guide: Managing action groups. To enable or disable restricted targeting, see Tanium Console User Guide: Dependencies, default settings, and tools deployment.

Manage solution dependencies

Other Tanium solutions are required for Asset to function (required dependencies) or for specific Asset features to work (feature-specific dependencies). See Solution dependencies.

Upgrade Asset

For the steps to upgrade Asset, see Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium modules. After the upgrade, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Asset version.

Upgrading to Asset 1.19

In Asset 1.19, the steps required to configure the service account are no longer necessary due to the adoption of the System User Service, which performs these tasks automatically. Additionally, the Asset database is migrated to the shared RDB database in this release. Consequently, after upgrading to Asset 1.19, it might take time for the database migration to complete and for RBAC privileges and other updates to sync properly. This could lead to issues and error messages when first querying the Tanium Console. These issues should resolve on their own after a few minutes, but could take longer depending on system resources and the amount of data to migrate.

During the upgrade process, the Asset database is duplicated temporarily as part of the migration to the shared RDB database. Ensure that the Tanium Module Server has enough available disk space before upgrading to this version.

Verify Asset version

After you import or upgrade Asset, verify that the correct version is installed:

  1. Refresh your browser.
  2. From the Main menu, go to Modules > Asset to open the Asset Overview page.
  3. To display version information, click Info Info.