Installing Asset

Tanium as a Service automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

For information about configuring Asset for Tanium as a Service (TaaS), see Configuring Asset.

Use the Solutions page to install Asset and choose either automatic or manual configuration:

  • Automatic configuration with default settings (Tanium 7.4.2 and later only): Asset is installed with any required dependencies and other selected products. After installation, the Tanium Server automatically configures the recommended default settings. This option is the best practice for most deployments. For more information about the automatic configuration for Asset, see Import Asset with default settings.
  • Manual configuration with custom settings: After installing Asset, you must manually configure required settings. Select this option only if Asset requires settings that differ from the recommended default settings. For more information, see Import Asset with custom settings.

Before you begin

Import Asset with default settings

When you import Asset with automatic configuration, 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
Service account The service account is set to the account that you used to import the module.
Import schedule

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

To import Asset and configure default settings, be sure to select the Apply All Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in 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 module action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding the module to your Tanium licenseimporting the module. This option enables you to control tools deployment through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the module 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.

Import Asset with custom settings

To import Asset without automatically configuring default settings, be sure to clear the Apply All Tanium recommended configurations check box while performing the steps in Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Asset version.

To configure the service account, see Configure service account.

Manage dependencies for Tanium solutions

When you start the Asset workbench for the first time, the Tanium Console ensures that all of the required dependencies for Asset are installed at the required version. You must install all required Tanium dependencies before the Asset workbench can load. A banner appears if one or more Tanium dependencies are not installed in the environment. The Tanium Console lists the required Tanium dependencies and the required versions.

  1. Install the modules and shared services that the Tanium Console lists as dependencies, as described under Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions.
  2. From the Main menu, go to Modules > Asset to open the Asset Overview page.

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.

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.