Installing Discover

Tanium Cloud automatically handles module installations and upgrades.

For information about configuring Discover for Tanium Cloud, 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

Import Discover with default settings

(Tanium Core Platform 7.4.5 or later only) You can set the Discover action group to target the No Computers filter group by enabling restricted targeting before adding Discover to your Tanium licenseimporting Discover. This option enables you to control tools deployment through scheduled actions that are created during the import and that target the Tanium Discover 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 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 solution dependencies

When you start the Discover workbench for the first time, the Tanium Server checks whether all the Tanium modules and shared services (solutions) that are required for Discover are installed at the required versions. The Discover workbench cannot load unless all required dependencies are installed. If you selected Tanium Recommended Installation when you imported Discover, the Tanium Server automatically imported all your licensed solutions at the same time. Otherwise, if you manually imported Discover and did not import all its dependencies, the Tanium Console displays a banner that lists the dependencies and the required versions. See Solution dependencies.

Perform the following steps if a banner indicates any Discover dependencies are not installed:

  1. Install the dependencies as described in 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 and verify that the Console no longer displays a banner to list missing dependencies.

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.