Tanium Containers requirements

Review the requirements before you install and use Tanium Containers.

Tanium dependencies

Component Requirement
Taniumâ„¢ Core Platform1 7.4.1 or later (requires access to the tanium-init.dat)
Tanium solutions

Tanium Interact 2.4.50 or later to query the Container sensors

(Optional) Trends 3.6 or later to view the Containers board

1 The license entitlement for the Tanium Core Platform includes the Containers solution.

Third-party software

Tanium Containers supports the following container versions in on-premises and cloud environments.

Confirm that the Tanium Client Container is hosted on a private container registry to securely provide the Tanium Client Container image. Do not host the image on a public container registry.

Software Requirement Supported runtime environments
Kubernetes 1.15 or later
  • Use Linux-based worker nodes with the following operating systems (OSes):
  • Use a private container registry or similar to provide the Tanium Client Container to the worker nodes.
  • Use Containerd, cRIO, or Docker as the container runtime.
Red Hat OpenShift 3.x or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS)

Host and network security requirements

Specific ports and processes are needed to run Tanium Containers.


The following ports are required for Tanium Containers communication.

Source Destination Port Protocol Purpose
Module Server Module Server (loopback) 17527 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.

For Tanium as a Service ports, see Tanium as a Service Deployment Guide: Host and network security requirements.