Installing Discover

Tanium as a Service automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

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

Use the Tanium Console Solutions page to install Discover and choose either automatic or manual configuration:

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

Before you begin

  • Read the release notes.
  • Review the Discover requirements.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version of Discover, see Upgrading from previous versions of Discover.
  • Assign the correct roles to users for Discover. Review the User role requirements.
    • To import the Discover solution, you must be assigned the Administrator reserved role or a role that has the Import Signed Content permission.
    • To configure the Discover action group, you must be assigned the Content Administrator reserved role or a role that has the Write Action Group permission.

Import Discover with default settings

When you import Discover with the Tanium Recommended Installation workflow, 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 Discover 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.

Level 2 ping distributed profile This profile is created and deployed to all Tanium Clients. For more information about this type of profile, see Level 2 (ping).

To import Discover and configure default settings, see Tanium Console User Guide: Import all modules and services. After the import, verify that the correct version is installed: see Verify Discover version.

Import Discover with custom settings

To import Discover 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 Discover version.

To configure the service account, see Configure service account.

To configure the Discover action group, see Configure Discover action group.

To configure the import frequency, see Configure import frequency.

Manage dependencies for Tanium solutions

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

Upgrade Discover

For the steps to upgrade the Discover solution, see Tanium Console User Guide: Import, re-import, or update specific solutions. After the upgrade, see Upgrading from previous versions of Discover to complete any required migration steps. To verify the version, see Verify Discover version.

Verify Discover version

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

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