How to use the Settings application to configure Tachyon system and application settings.

Settings can be reached directly using the following URL:

https://<tachyon DNS Name FQDN>/Tachyon/App/#/platform/

where <tachyon DNS Name FQDN> is the one set up during the preparation phase, as described under the heading Preparation: DNS Names.

In this section...

Settings Features
An overview of the Settings application features.
Configuration Menu

General configuration options for Tachyon.

  • Connectors page

    Connectors are used to connect to other 1E and third party systems and populate repositories. For example, syncing inventory data from Configuration Manager into an inventory repository.

    The following inventory connectors are provided by Tachyon out-of-the-box.

  • Repositories page

    Repositories are used by applications to process and store information. For example the Patch success application uses both an inventory and a BI repository to process the information needed to report on how successful patching is in your enterprise.

  • Provider configuration page

    Providers can be used by applications to leverage external tools to perform specific operations. For example the reclaim provider enables software to be uninstalled, thereby extending the functionality of the platform to include uninstallation.

  • Custom properties page

    Custom properties are generally associated with Explorer and can be used when setting coverage tags to target Instructions to particular devices. The custom properties must be defined by a custom properties administrator before they can be used to tag devices or used to set the coverage of Instructions.

    This is done from the Settings→Configuration→Custom properties page, which can be viewed by users with any of the following roles:

    • Global Administrators
    • Custom Properties Administrators

    The following headings show the steps to add, edit and delete properties and set property values. For a quick tutorial on adding properties see Adding properties - tutorial.

  • Agent installer page

    The Agent installer page is part of a feature that is currently under development and for use with the new Tachyon Discovery product, which is due for release in the coming months. To enable Tachyon Agents to be rolled out across a network in conjunction with the network discovery piece, this page lets you select the Tachyon Agent installer you want to use for the installation.

  • Consumers page

    The Consumers page lets you register the consumers that can access Tachyon. To enhance the security of the Tachyon system, only consumers that have been registered on this page will be allowed to access Tachyon.

    Tachyon can integrate with third-party applications to enable its instruction-based investigation and resolution capabilities to be leveraged by other products. Some examples include: the Nomad Content Pause and Tachyon Configuration Manager integration features.

  • Components page

    The Components page displays the configuration options and activity for all the components that make up the Tachyon 4.0 platform.

  • Schedules page

    The Schedules page lets you add schedules for executing actions on repositories.

  • License information page

    The License information page shows details of the current license status and lets you reactivate your license if any changes have been made.

  • System information page

    The System information page lets you review the current Tachyon system configuration.

Monitoring Menu

Viewing Tachyon logs.

  • Process log page

    The Process log page lets you view the progress of queued actions and cancel actions that are pending.

  • Sync log page

    The Sync log page lets review the records that have been added to repositories as a result of syncing connectors.

  • Infrastructure log page

    The Infrastructure log page lets you view status log events related to the Tachyon infrastructure.

  • Audit information log page

    The Audit information log page lets you view information on who is using Tachyon what actions they are performing.

Permissions Menu

Configuring Tachyon users, roles and management groups.

  • Users page

    The Users page lets you view and manage the current users of Tachyon. From this page you can:

    • Reactivate deactivated users
    • Deactivate selected users
    • Add new users
    • Remove users
    • View the details for particular users and set their roles.

  • Roles page

    The Roles page lets you view the system roles and currently defined custom roles. From here you can also go into each role to set its membership and any associated management groups.

  • Configuring Access Rights - tutorial

    A quick tutorial on configuring access rights for Tachyon. Using a scenario where access to Tachyon will be managed through Active Directory groups, the tutorial illustrates the general setup required and the particular steps needed to add the necessary Tachyon users.

    In this tutorial

    In this tutorial we demonstrate a process for creating Active Directory (AD) managed permissions to the Tachyon portal. We use specifically created AD groups for each of the Tachyon system roles and create Tachyon users for each one, we then define a custom role for a specific Instruction Set and create a Tachyon user with an existing AD group that provides access to running actions in the Instruction Set.

    Example AD groups for the Tachyon system roles

    As mentioned in Requirements: Active Directory requirements, we recommend that the AD security groups used for defining access to the Tachyon portal features are defined as Universal groups. The picture opposite shows an example TCNConsumerAdmins AD security group intended for the Consumer Administrators role.

  • Management groups page

    Management groups are containers used to group devices and the software installed on those devices. Management groups are defined using configurable rules that look at various properties of the devices and their installed software, these are then evaluated to determine the group membership. This means that Management group membership adapts to changes to the devices and software in your environment.

    Management groups are used by Tachyon to:

    • Determine the targets for questions, actions and reporting.
    • Determine user permissions for targeting on particular devices based on Management group membership.

    In terms of permissions for determining how Tachyon users interact with the devices in your network, Management groups work alongside Instruction sets. Management groups define where users can act. Instruction sets define what users can do.

    The Management groups page lets you add, edit, delete and evaluate management groups.

    Management groups have the following properties:

    • Each device known to Tachyon can be assigned to any number of management groups, or be left unassigned. Devices not assigned to any management group will still be accessible, subject to permissions.
    • Roles can be associated with specific management groups, so that users with those roles will only be able to target the devices in their management groups.
    • Management groups can only contain devices and they are completely independent from any other management group, even if they contain the same devices.
    • Each Management Group must have a unique name which is not case sensitive.

  • Management groups - tutorial
    In this tutorial
    In this tutorial we add a number of management groups for the ACME organization: one that uses the name of the devices and several that use the Organizational Unit (OU) the devices belong to. The following picture shows what we have in our example Active Directory and how this will appear as management groups in Tachyon. Here you can see there are four servers in the AD Computers group, an additional Domain Controller server and six workstations in the OU.

    By the end of this example you will have added six management groups:

    • Devices - this management group will use the names of the devices to bring them all into a single management group.
    • Workstations, Executive, Support, Finance and Sales - these management groups will use an OU rule to separate the devices according to the OU they belong to.

Instructions Menu

Loading and managing Tachyon Instruction sets.