Installing Trends

Tanium as a Service automatically handles installations and upgrades.

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

Use the Tanium Console Solutions page to install Trends and choose between automatic and manual configuration:

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

Before you begin

Import Trends with default settings

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

The following default settings are configured for Trends:

Setting Default value
Service account

The service account is set to the account that you used to import Trends.

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.

Trends visibility Trends visibility is set to the following computer groups if they exist:
  • All Computers
  • All Windows
  • All Linux
  • All Mac
  • All Workstations
  • All Servers
  • All Windows Workstations
  • All Windows Servers
Trends boards Trends imports all available boards and sources for the initial gallery. This includes boards and sources provided by any other Tanium solution that has a service account configured. After import, boards may take several minutes to initially display.

If you import Trends with the default settings and later import another Tanium solution, Trends automatically imports the boards and sources for that solution. If you import Trends without the default settings, you will need to manually import the boards and sources from other Tanium solutions.

To import Trends 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 Trends version.

Import Trends with custom settings

To import Trends 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 Trends version.

To configure the service account, see Configure service account.

To configure visibility groups, see Configure visibility groups.

Manage dependencies for Tanium solutions

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

Verify Trends version

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

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

What to do next

  • If you imported Trends with automatic settings, you may want to change the service account to a user that only has the required permissions. See Configure service account.
  • If you imported Trends without automatic settings, import the initial gallery.
  • Explore the built-in sources, boards, and panels contained in the initial gallery.