Summary

The Tachyon Explorer lets you view the device inventory for your network including visibility of which devices are currently connected and can therefore be interacted with directly.

The Devices page

The Devices page lists all the devices that are known to Tachyon, that is the devices that are currently connected or have connected in the past.

This page can be viewed by users with any of the following roles:

  • Global Actioners
  • Global Administrators
  • Global Approvers
  • Global Questioners
  • Global Viewers

There are currently two views available that display the devices known to Tachyon: the dashboard and the list view, as described below. You can switch between the two views on the Devices page.


On this page:

The Devices table

The picture opposite shows the devices that have connected to our example Tachyon system. They are all shown as currently online.

Sorting the table

You can sort this list by the following properties in ascending or descending order.

PropertyDescription
Device nameSorts on the device name in A-Z or Z-A order.
OSSorts on the OS name in A-Z or Z-A order.
Agent versionSorts by the Tachyon Agent version number in ascending or descending order.
OS versionSorts on the OS version number in ascending or descending order.
Criticality

Sorts on the device Criticality, ascending or descending according to the following order:

Criticality
Undefined
Non-critical
Low

Medium

High
Critical

Filtering the table

You can filter rows of the table using the following properties:

PropertyDescription
OS

This may be one of the following:

OS
All
Windows
Linux
Mac
Android
Solaris
Agent version

This lets you filter on the Tachyon Agent version number using a numeric condition, as described under the heading Numeric conditions.

OS versionThis lets you filter on the OS version number using a numeric condition, as described under the heading Numeric conditions.
Device type

This lets you filter on one of the following device types:

Device type
All
Desktop
Laptops
Servers
Mobiles
StatusThis lets you filter according to whether the device is currently Online or Offline.
Criticality

This lets you filter according to the Criticality set for the device.

Criticality
Undefined
Non-critical
Low

Medium

High
Critical

Management groupThis lets you filter according to the Management group(s) the devices belong to.

Numeric conditions

ConditionDescription
EqualsChecks if the property is equal to the value you supply.
GreaterChecks if the property is greater than the value you supply.
LessChecks if the property is less than the value you supply.
RangeChecks if the property lies between the upper and lower bounds you supply.

Exporting the table

You can export the devices data to a .csv file, as described in Exporting data from Tachyon Explorer.

 

Device properties

You can view the properties for a particular device by clicking on the information  icon next to the device name.

The picture opposite shows the properties for the example ACME exchange server, which has recently had the Tachyon agent installed on it.

The Devices dashboard

The devices dashboard provides a view of the devices that have contacted Tachyon. 

There are two panes in the dashboard:

  1. The left-hand pane displays a list of filters that appear as charts.
  2. The right-hand pane displays a list of devices that correspond to the currently selected filter.

For more information on using the Devices dashboard please see Using the Devices dashboard - Tutorial.

The available filters are:

FilterDescription
Operating system

Partitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the OS running on the devices.

Operating system versionPartitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the OS version running on the devices.
Tachyon agent versionPartitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the version of the Tachyon Agent running on the devices.
StatusPartitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the current connection status of the devices.
Device typePartitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the type of the devices.
TimezonePartitions the Tachyon Agent devices according to the time zone the devices are configured with.

The available charts are:

ChartDescription
SmartBarDisplays a single horizontal bar where the distinct values in the data are represented by different colors. The individual colored blocks can be clicked on to select the corresponding devices that have that value.
PieDisplays a pie chart where the distinct values in the data are represented by different colors. The wedges can be clicked on to select the corresponding devices that have that value.
ColumnDisplays a column for each distinct value in the data. Each column can be clicked on to select the corresponding devices that have that value.
BarDisplays a horizontal bar for each distinct value in the data. Each bar can be clicked on to select the corresponding devices that have that value.