Summary

What you need before using Guaranteed State.

In this version of Tachyon, you only need to configure users with the following roles to use and administer Guaranteed State:

  • Guaranteed State Viewers role, who can view the dashboards or an administrator
  • Guaranteed State Administrators role to upload, create and manage policies.

Prerequisites

To configure Guaranteed State, you will need the following:

  • An appropriate Tachyon License to permit using Guaranteed State. This is normally included in a standard Tachyon license.
  • A domain security group representing Guaranteed State Administrators who will use the Tachyon Guaranteed State application. 
    • The steps below describe how a Tachyon user will be created for this group, and a role which grants access to the Guaranteed State pages and instructions.
  • A Tachyon user with the following role permissions:
    • Permissions Administrators role in order to create the above Tachyon user for the security group
    • Guaranteed State Administrators role to upload, create and manage policies (optionally member of the above security group)

    • Instruction Set administrator role to upload instructions

    • Log Viewers role to aid troubleshooting (optional)
  • One or more Integrated Product Packs.

This process assumes you have already verified your Tachyon installation and have Tachyon clients deployed on some Windows devices.

On this page:

Assigning users to the Guaranteed State Administrators role

To optionally create a new user:

  1. Navigate to the Settings→Permissions→Users page.
  2. Click the Add button to start the add user process.
    1. In the Add user popup subsequently displayed, type the name of an Active Directory account or security group in the Select user field.
    2. Select a name from the search results list and click the Add button.
  3. The new user will be added to the Users table.

To assign the new user to the Guaranteed State Administrators role:

  1. In the Users table, locate the row for the new user and click on the link in its Name column.
  2. In the User : <user/group> page, click the Edit button.
  3. In the Edit roles assigned to user popup, scroll down the list and check the checkbox for the Guaranteed State Administrators role.
  4. Click Save.

To verify:

  1. Logon to the Tachyon Portal using a Tachyon user account with the new Guaranteed State Administrators role.

    Guaranteed State can be reached directly using the following URL:

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

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

  2. Navigate to the Guaranteed State→Overview page.