Installing Deploy

Tanium as a Service automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

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

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

  • Automatic configuration with default settings (Tanium Core Platform 7.4.2 or later only): Deploy 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 Deploy, see Import Deploy with default settings.
  • Manual configuration with custom settings After installing Deploy, you must manually configure required settings. Select this option only if Deploy requires settings that differ from the recommended default settings. For more information, see Import Deploy with custom settings.

Before you begin

Import Deploy with default settings

(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.

When you import Deploy with automatic configuration, the following default settings are configured:

The following default settings are configured for Deploy:

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.

Configuring a unique service account for each Tanium solution is an extra security measure to consider in consultation with the security team of your organization. See Configure service account.

Deploy deployment templates

The following deployment templates are created:

  • [Standard Deployment] - default
  • [Deployment with Reboot]
  • [Deployment with Pre-Notification]

Deploy maintenance windows

An Always On maintenance window is created, and enforced against the All Computers computer group.

Deploy configurations For action locked machines, only applicability scanning is enabled, so that deployments cannot run on action locked machines.

To import Deploy 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, re-import, or update specific solutions. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Deploy version.

Import Deploy with custom settings

To import Deploy 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 Deploy version.

To configure the service account, see Configure service account.

To organize computer groups, see Organize computer groups.

To configure the Deploy action group, see Add computer groups to Deploy action group.

Manage dependencies for Tanium solutions

When you start the Deploy workbench for the first time, the Tanium Console ensures that all of the required dependencies for Deploy are installed at the required version. You must install all required Tanium dependencies before the Deploy 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 > Deploy to open the Deploy Overview page.

Upgrade Deploy

For the steps to upgrade Deploy, see Tanium Console User Guide: Import all modules and services. After the upgrade, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Deploy version.

Verify Deploy version

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

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