Asset requirements

Review the requirements before you use Asset.

Also review the Tanium™ Cloud requirements, as described in Tanium Cloud Deployment Guide: Taniun Cloud requirements.

Core platform dependencies

Make sure that your environment meets the following requirements:

  • Tanium license that includes Asset

  • Tanium™ Core Platform servers:
    • 7.3.314.4250 or later
    • 7.4.1.1939 or later
    • 7.5.2.3503 or later

    • TanOS 1.3.4 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:

    Any supported version of Tanium Client. For the Tanium Client versions supported for each OS, see Tanium Client Management User Guide: Client version and host system requirements.

    If you use a client version that is not listed, certain product features might not be available, or stability issues can occur that can only be resolved by upgrading to one of the listed client versions.

Solution dependencies

Other Tanium solutions are required for Asset to function (required dependencies) or for specific Asset features to work (feature-specific dependencies). The installation method that you select determines if the Tanium Server automatically imports dependencies or if you must manually import them.

Some Asset dependencies have their own dependencies, which you can see by clicking the links in the lists of Required dependencies and Feature-specific dependencies. Note that the links open the user guides for the latest version of each solution, not necessarily the minimum version that Asset requires.

Tanium recommended installation

If you select Tanium Recommended Installation when you import Asset, the Tanium Server automatically imports all your licensed solutions at the same time. See Tanium Console User Guide: Import all modules and services.

Import specific solutions

If you select only Asset to import and are using Tanium Core Platform 7.5.2.3531 with Tanium Console 3.0.72 or later, the Tanium Server automatically imports the latest available versions of any required dependencies that are missing. If some required dependencies are already imported but their versions are earlier than the minimum required for Asset, the server automatically updates those dependencies to the latest available versions.

If you select only Asset to import and you are using Tanium Core Platform 7.5.2.3503 or earlier with Tanium Console 3.0.64 or earlier, you must manually import or update required dependencies. See Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions.

Required dependencies

Asset has the following required dependencies at the specified minimum versions:

Feature-specific dependencies

If you select only Asset to import, you must manually import or update its feature-specific dependencies regardless of the Tanium Console or Tanium Core Platform versions. Asset has the following feature-specific dependencies at the specified minimum versions:

  • Tanium Connect 4.3 or later. Creates connections with Asset reports as a data source.
  • Tanium Index. Creates reports with file evidence data, for example, the Flexera File Evidence report.

Client extensions

Tanium Endpoint Configuration installs client extensions for Asset on endpoints. Client Extensions perform tasks that are common to certain Tanium solutions. The Tanium Client uses code signatures to verify the integrity of each client extension prior to loading the extension on the endpoint. Each client extension has recommended security exclusions to allow the Tanium processes to run without interference. See Security exclusions for more information. The following client extensions perform Asset functions:

  • Core CX - Provides a management framework API for all other client extensions and exposes operating system metrics. Tanium Client Management installs this client extension.
  • Config CX - Provides installation and configuration of extensions on endpoints. Tanium Client Management installs this client extension.
  • Software Manager CX - Provides a catalog of all installed software on an endpoint. Tanium Asset or Tanium Patch installs this client extension.

Tanium™ Module Server

Asset runs as a service on the Tanium Module Server.

Disk space

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

  • 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:

  • Number of endpoints

  • Number of applications

  • Number of users, if file evidence data is enabled

  • Attributes that you add on the Inventory Management > Attributes page.

These suggested sizes are considered a good estimate for most environments.

Endpoints

Supported internet protocols

Asset communicates over IPv4 and IPv6 networks. For more information, see Tanium Client Management User Guide: Network connectivity, ports, and firewalls.

Supported operating systems

For Tanium Client operating system support, see Tanium Client Management User Guide: Client version and host system requirements.

Operating System Version Notes
Windows
  • Windows 7 SP1 or later

  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or later

  • Windows 7 SP1 requires Microsoft KB2758857.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 requires Microsoft KB2758857.

macOS

Same as Tanium Client support

 
Linux

Same as Tanium Client support

Software Inventory & Usage is not available on Linux operating systems.

Solaris

Same as Tanium Client support

Software Inventory & Usage is not available on Solaris operating systems.

AIX

7.1.4 or later

The IBM XL C++ runtime libraries file set (xlC.rte), version 16.1.0.0 or later, and the IBM LLVM runtime libraries file set (libc++.rte) must be installed. For installation instructions, see Tanium Client Management User Guide: Deploy the Tanium Client to AIX endpoints using a package file.

Software Inventory & Usage is not available on AIX operating systems.

Third-party software

The following third-party software is optional: 

  • For the ServiceNow CMDB connector to export data from Asset, the Jakarta release or later is required.
  • For Flexera integration to export data from Asset, you must have an SQL database that can be configured to receive data from Asset. For more information, Contact Tanium Support.
  • To use the Asset Collect MS Exchange Info package to collect Microsoft Exchange data, the Microsoft Exchange Server Computer objects need to be a member of the View-Only Organization Management group for Microsoft Exchange Security Groups.

Host and network security requirements

Specific ports and processes are needed to run Asset.

Ports

For Tanium Cloud ports, see Tanium Cloud Deployment Guide: Host and network security requirements.

The following ports are required for Asset communication.

Source Destination Port Protocol Purpose

Module Server

ServiceNow 443 TCP Access to your ServiceNow instance
ServiceNow MID Server Tanium Server 443 TCP If using the Service Graph Connector for Tanium Asset app, access to the Tanium Server
Module Server

Module Server (loopback)

17459

17461

TCP Internal purposes; not externally accessible

Configure firewall policies to open ports for Tanium traffic with TCP-based rules instead of application identity-based rules. For example, on a Palo Alto Networks firewall, configure the rules with service objects or service groups instead of application objects or application groups.

Security exclusions

If security software is in use in the environment to monitor and block unknown host system processes, Tanium recommends that a security administrator create exclusions to allow the Tanium processes to run without interference. The configuration of these exclusions varies depending on AV software. For a list of all security exclusions to define across Tanium, see Tanium Core Platform Deployment Reference Guide: Host system security exclusions.

Asset security exclusions
Target Device Notes Exclusion Type Exclusion
Module Server   Process <Module Server>\services\asset-service\node.exe
  Process <Module Server>\services\asset-service\node_modules\@tanium\postgresql\lib\win32\bin\postgres.exe
  Process <Module Server>\services\asset-service\node_modules\@tanium\postgresql\lib\win32\bin\pg_ctl.exe
  Process <Module Server>\services\endpoint-configuration-service\TaniumEndpointConfigService.exe
Windows endpoints For integration with Flexera Process <Tanium Client>\Tools\EPI\TaniumEndpointIndex.exe
Process <Tanium Client>\Tools\Asset\TaniumFileEvidence.exe
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumSoftwareManager.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumSoftwareManager.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\TaniumClientExtensions.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\TaniumClientExtensions.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\SupportCX.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\SupportCX.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumConfig.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumConfig.dll.sig
macOS endpoints For integration with Flexera Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/EPI/TaniumEndpointIndex

Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/Asset/TaniumFileEvidence

  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.dylib.sig
Linux endpoints For integration with Flexera Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/EPI/TaniumEndpointIndex

Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/Asset/TaniumFileEvidence

  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.so
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.so.sig
Asset security exclusions
Target Device Notes Exclusion Type Exclusion
Windows endpoints For integration with Flexera Process <Tanium Client>\Tools\EPI\TaniumEndpointIndex.exe
Process <Tanium Client>\Tools\Asset\TaniumFileEvidence.exe
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumSoftwareManager.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumSoftwareManager.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\TaniumClientExtensions.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\TaniumClientExtensions.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\SupportCX.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\SupportCX.dll.sig
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumConfig.dll
  File <Tanium Client>\extensions\TaniumConfig.dll.sig
macOS endpoints For integration with Flexera Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/EPI/TaniumEndpointIndex

Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/Asset/TaniumFileEvidence

  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.dylib.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.dylib
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.dylib.sig
Linux endpoints For integration with Flexera Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/EPI/TaniumEndpointIndex

Process

<Tanium Client>/Tools/Asset/TaniumFileEvidence

  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumSoftwareManager.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.so
  File <Tanium Client>/libTaniumClientExtensions.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libSupportCX.so.sig
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.so
  File <Tanium Client>/extensions/libTaniumConfig.so.sig

Internet URLs

If security software is deployed in the environment to monitor and block unknown URLs, a security administrator might need to allow the following URLs on the Tanium Module Server for the Asset service.

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

User role requirements

The following tables list the role permissions required to use Asset. To review a summary of the predefined roles, see Set up Asset users.

For more information about role permissions and associated content sets, see Tanium Console User Guide: Managing RBAC.

Asset user role permissions
Permission Asset Administrator1 Asset Operator1 Asset User1,6 Asset Report Reader1,6 Asset Service Account1,5 Asset Endpoint Configuration Approver2

Asset

View Asset workbench


SHOW


SHOW


SHOW


SHOW



SHOW


Asset Configuration Item

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


WRITE


WRITE






Asset Endpoint Configuration

Approve Asset configuration changes in the Endpoint Configuration service







APPROVE

Asset Plugin

Configure Asset communication with the Tanium Server and Tanium Module Server






CALLBACK



Asset Report

View, create, edit, and delete reports and views


READ

WRITE


READ

WRITE


READ

WRITE3 


READ



Asset Service

Configure all aspects of Asset services


CONFIGURE







Asset Trends Integration Service Account

Provide access for module service accounts to read and write data, and to define sources and boards

 


EXECUTE4




EXECUTE4


1 This role provides module permissions for Tanium Trends. You can view which Trends permissions are granted to this role in the Tanium Console. For more information, see Tanium Trends User Guide: User role requirements.

2 This role provides module permissions for Tanium Endpoint Configuration. You can view which Endpoint Configuration permissions are granted to this role in the Tanium Console. For more information, see the Tanium Endpoint Configuration User Guide: User role requirements.

3 For owned reports and views only.

4 Grants access to content in the Reserved content set.

5 If you installed Tanium Client Management, Endpoint Configuration is installed, and by default, configuration changes initiated by the module service account (such as tool deployment) require approval. You can bypass approval for module-generated configuration changes by applying the Endpoint Configuration Bypass Approval permission to this role and adding the relevant content sets. For more information, see Tanium Endpoint Configuration User Guide: User role requirements.

6 This role can only view the Reports and Views pages.

 

Provided Asset administration and platform content permissions
Permission Permission Type Asset Administrator1 Asset Operator1 Asset User1 Asset Report Reader1 Asset Service Account1 Asset Endpoint Configuration Approver1
Action Group Administration

READ

WRITE

READ

WRITE

READ

READ

READ

WRITE

User Group Administration

READ

READ

 

 

 

Action

Platform Content

READ

WRITE

READ

WRITE

WRITE

Action for Saved Question

Platform Content

WRITE

Filter Group

Platform Content

READ

READ

Own Action

Platform Content

READ

READ

READ

Package

Platform Content

READ

READ

READ

Plugin

Platform Content

READ

EXECUTE

READ

EXECUTE

READ

EXECUTE

READ

EXECUTE

READ

EXECUTE

READ

EXECUTE

Saved Question

Platform Content

READ

WRITE

Sensor

Platform Content

READ

READ

READ

READ

READ

You can view which content sets are granted to any role in the Tanium Console.

1 This role provides content set permissions for Tanium Trends. You can view which Trends permissions are granted to this role in the Tanium Console. For more information, see Tanium Trends User Guide: User role requirements.

 

Optional roles for Asset
Role Enables
Connect Administrator (prior to Connect 4.8 only) Create, edit, or delete a Flexera destination
Connect User (Connect 4.8 and later)

Create, edit, or delete a Flexera destination

Tanium Administrator

Create scheduled actions for the file evidence content for Flexera destinations