Installing Performance

Before you begin

Import Performance

Import Performance from the Tanium Solutions page.

  1. From the Main menu , click Tanium Solutions.
  2. Under Performance, click Import Version.
  3. In the Content Import Preview window, you can expand the package to review the Tanium content that is being installed. Click Import.
  4. Depending on your Tanium Server configuration, either enter your password or click Yes to proceed.
  5. After the installation process completes, refresh your browser.
  6. From the Main menu, click Performance. The Performance Home page displays.

Verify the installation

To verify that Performance is installed, go to the Tanium Solutions page and check the installed version. To check the installed version on the Performance Home page, click Info .

Configure Performance

If the Configure Performance section is not visible in the Performance Home page, click Manage Home Page, select Configure Performance, and click Save.

Configure the Performance action group

The action group defines the set of endpoints to which you are deploying the Performance - Tools package. By default, the Computer Group Targets setting for the Performance action group is set to No Computers. Set the action group to All Computers or any computer group that you have defined.

As a best practice, include only endpoints with operating systems that are supported by Performance in this action group. If you include endpoints with unsupported operating systems, the Endpoints without configuration metric in the Targeted Endpoint Status - Events Occurring Now section might provide misleading information because those endpoints are included in the number.

Only endpoints that are members of this action group can be targets of profiles because the Performance - Distribute Tools [<operating system>] action distributes the necessary tools exclusively to those endpoints. Metric collection begins when these tools and profiles are installed on an endpoint.

  1. From the Performance Home page, in the Configure Performance section, click the Add Computer Groups step and click Add Computer Groups.
  2. Select the Tanium Performance action group.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Select the computer groups that you want to include in the action group. If you select multiple computer groups, choose an operand (AND or OR) to combine the groups.
  5. (Optional) In the All machines currently included in this action group section, review the included endpoints.

    These results might take a few moments to populate.

  6. Click Save.
  7. If prompted, enter your password and click OK.

Configure the Performance service account

You must create and configure a Performance service account to run several background processes, such as creating the actions to distribute the Performance - Tools package. This user must have the following roles and access configured:

  1. From the Performance Home page, in the Configure Performance section, click the Configure Service Account step and click Configure Service Account.
  2. Enter the Tanium credentials and click Set Credentials.
  3. You can also set or update the service account from the Performance settings. From the Performance Home page, click Settings , and update the service account settings in the Service Account section. Click Set Credentials.

For more information about Performance privileges, see User role requirements.

Import Missing Sensors

Performance utilizes several sensors that the Initial Content - Hardware content pack includes.

  1. From the Performance Home page, in the Configure Performance section, click the Import Missing Sensors step and click Import Initial Content - Hardware.
  2. Click Import.
  3. If prompted, enter your password and click OK.

Configure Profiles

Profiles define performance events for specified computer groups.

  1. From the Performance Home page, in the Configure Performance section, click the Configure Profiles step and click Go to Profiles.

    The Profiles page displays.

  2. Create and prioritize profiles. For more information, see Configuring profiles.

(Optional) Install and configure Direct Connect

If you want to connect directly to endpoints to see live and historical performance data, install and configure Direct Connect.

You must have the Performance Direct Connect Read and Direct Connect Use API privileges to use Direct Connect in Performance.

  1. From the Performance Home page, in the Configure Performance section, click the Install Direct Connect step and click Install Direct Connect.
  2. Click Import.
  3. If prompted, enter your password and click OK.
  4. Configure Direct Connect. You must configure Direct Connect before you can connect to endpoints from Performance. For more information, see Direct Connect User Guide: Configure Direct Connect.

For more information about using Direct Connect with Performance, see Connecting directly to endpoints.

Upgrade Performance

Upgrade Performance to the latest version from the Tanium Solutions page.

  1. From the Main menu, click Tanium Solutions.
  2. Locate Performance and click Upgrade to X.X.X.XX.
  3. Click OK.

    The Import Solution window opens with a list of all the changes and import options.

  4. Click Proceed with Import.
  5. Depending on your Tanium Server configuration, either enter your password or click Yes to proceed.
    The Tanium Performance installation and configuration process begins.
  6. To confirm the upgrade, return to the Tanium Solutions page and check the Installed: X.X.X.XX version for Performance.

What to do next

See Getting started for more information about using Performance.

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