Verifying the deployment

After you install the Tanium Server (standalone or high availability (HA) cluster), Tanium Module Server, and optional Tanium Zone Server, verify that the servers are installed correctly and can communicate with all the necessary components of the Tanium Core Platform. If any verification step fails, see Troubleshoot server installation and upgrade issues.

  1. Sign in to the Tanium Console of each Tanium Server as described in Tanium Console User Guide: Sign in through the Tanium Server. If the sign-in page shows both single sign-on (SSO) and password authentication options, click Sign In with Password. Enter the administrator Username and Password that you set when running the Tanium Server installation wizard: see Set Administrator Account.
  2. Verify that each Tanium Server connects to a remote Module Server: Go to the Tanium Console info page (https://<Tanium Server FQDN>/info and search for Module Count. If the entry lists, the Tanium Server is using the local Module Server, and you must revisit the steps you performed to install the Tanium Server and remote Module Server.
  3. Import Tanium modules and shared services: see Tanium Console User Guide: Manage Tanium solutions. Successful imports indicate that all the Tanium Servers can connect to

    The import process installs the actual solutions onto the Module Server that all Tanium Servers share, but installs the solution workbenches on the Tanium Servers.

  4. Verify that Tanium Clients register with the Tanium Servers or Tanium Zone Servers and reply to questions.
    1. Deploy Tanium Clients to endpoints. See Tanium Client Management User Guide.
    2. Use Interact to issue the question Get Computer Name and Tanium Server Name from all machines.

      Verify that the Question Results grid shows that Tanium Clients have registered with the correct Tanium Server or Zone Server, as specified in the Tanium Server Name column.

    3. Review recent Tanium Client registration details at Administration > Management > Client Status.

      Successful registration indicates the Tanium Clients installed correctly and can communicate with the Tanium Server or Zone Server.

  5. (HA deployments only) Verify that both Tanium Servers in the HA cluster can download packages with URL-specified files when such a package is created or imported. The following sub-steps use Distribute Application Management Tools as an example of a package with URL-specified files.

    If authentication is required for Tanium Servers to download files from remote source, configure authentication before proceeding. See Tanium Console User Guide: Managing downloads authentication.

    1. From the Main menu, go to Administration > Content > Packages.
    2. Select Distribute Application Management Tools, click Status, and verify that the Cached on value appears for both servers.

  6. (HA deployments only) Create a new package and specify a locally uploaded file: see Tanium Console User Guide: Create a package. After you save the package, wait a moment for HA synchronization to occur, and then repeat the previous step to verify that all the Tanium Servers in the HA cluster downloaded and cached the files.

After verifying that your deployment is in a functional state, consider planning regular backups as part of your disaster recovery plan. See Back up Tanium Core Platform servers and databases.