Asset requirements

Review the requirements before you install and use Asset.

Tanium dependencies

In addition to a license for the Asset product module, make sure that your environment also meets the following requirements.

Component Requirement
Platform
  • 7.0.314.6319 or later

  • 7.1.314.3071 or later
  • 7.2.314.2831 or later

  • TanOS 1.2.0 or later

Tanium Content (Optional) Asset includes all of the content it needs for base functionality. You can import additional content or sensors into Asset after installation.
Tanium Client 6.0.314.1540 or later recommended
Tanium Connect (Optional) To create connections with Asset reports as a data source, use Connect 4.3 or later.
Tanium Index (Optional) To create Flexera reports with File evidence data enabled.

Tanium Module Server

Asset runs as a service on the Tanium Module Server.

Disk space

Asset requires disk storage capacity necessary to support the number of endpoints in your environment. For planning purposes, use 100 MB per 1000 endpoints, for example: 

  • 5,000 endpoints: 500 MB
  • 50,000 endpoints: 5 GB
  • 100,000 endpoints: 10 GB
  • 250,000 endpoints: 25 GB
  • 500,000 endpoints: consult your Technical Account Manager

Usage might vary significantly based on the following variables: the number of endpoints, the number of applications, the number of users, if file evidence data is enabled, and most importantly the attributes that you add on the Inventory Management > Attributes page. These suggested sizes are considered a good estimate for most environments.

Third-party software

The following third-party software is optional for exporting data from Asset: 

  • For the ServiceNow CMDB connector, the Jakarta release or later is required.
  • For Flexera integration you must have an SQL database that can be configured to receive data from Asset. Ask your TAM for more information.

Host and network security requirements

Specific ports and processes are needed to run Asset.

Ports

The following ports are required for Asset communication.

Component Port Direction Purpose
Module Server 443 Outbound

Access to your company's ServiceNow instance

Internet URLs

If security software is deployed in the environment to monitor and block unknown URLS, your security administrator might need to add the following URLs to the whitelist.

  • ServiceNow instance (yourcompany.service-now.com)

User role requirements

Tanium Server 7.0

Content Administrator user role or higher is required.

Tanium 7.1

Table 1:   Tanium 7.1 Asset User Role Privileges
Privilege Asset Administrator Asset User Asset Report Reader

Show Asset

View Asset workbench

Asset Report Read

View reports

Asset Report Write

Create and edit reports

Asset Configuration Item Write

Configure all aspects of Asset (service settings, schedules, attributes, destinations)

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