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Document Purpose and Conventions

This document has the following aims:

  • To provide instructions to delegates to enable completion of the practical training labs
  • Where relevant, provide guidance which can be used during real world implementations

The following conventions are used to highlight important information.

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Indicates the virtual machine that should be used for the exercise or task.

Lab Information
The lab environment consists of the following computers:

Computer

Role

Subnet

AD Site

1ETRNDC

Domain controller for the 1ETRN.LOCAL domain. The ConfigMgr package source folder is located on this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNCM

ConfigMgr server with a local SQL instance. All ConfigMgr roles are installed in this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNAP

Application server that will host the ActiveEfficiency server and database. SQL is installed locally.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNW71

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW72

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW73

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW101

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW102

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice


The password for all accounts used in the lab environment is: Passw0rd


Ignore any patching popups on our servers. We have deliberately left them unpatched to show patching via Patch Success and/or Nomad

Unless otherwise indicated, logon to the lab VMs using the following accounts

System

Account

1ETRNDC

1ETRN\Administrator

1ETRNAP

1ETRN\AppInstaller

1ETRNCM

1ETRN\SCCMAdmin

1ETRNW71

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW72

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW73

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW101

1ETRN\User

Tachyon Operator v5.0 


This course is designed to teach you how to install and configure Tachyon. You will upload some instructions. You will then ask some questions and issue some actions. The lab will also give you an overview of using the Experience, Explorer, Guaranteed State, Inventory, and Patch Success Applications. You will also create a basic instruction to be used by the Explorer application and a basic fragment to be used in a Guaranteed State rule. This course is a great overview of Tachyon. If you want additional learning about SCALE and Guaranteed State you will also want to take the Tachyon Advanced Course. 

Lab Overview

In this lab you will carry out the following exercises (Ex):

Ex 1 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Installing and Configuring Tachyon Prerequisites

  • Installing and Configuring Tachyon Prerequisites
    • Create a DNS Alias
    • Create a web certificate for the Tachyon website
    • Requesting the Web Certificate on the Tachyon server

Ex 2 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Installing Tachyon

  • Installing Tachyon components
    • Install Tachyon components
    • Review the installation
  • Installing the 1E Client
    • Copy the 1E Client Install to the Config Mgr Server
    • Install the 1E Client Manually
    • Validate the 1E Client Install
    • Installing the 1E Client using the 1E Client Deployment Assistant via ConfigMgr

Ex 3 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Exploring the Settings Application

  • Configuring Tachyon Users and Roles
    • Configure Tachyon Users and Roles
    • Adding Additional Users and Roles
    • Exploring the Settings Application
  • Exploring the Explorer Application
    • View as Global Actioners, Global Approvers, and Instruction Set Admins
    • View of Guaranteed State Administrators
    • View as a Global Approver
    • View as Guaranteed State and Patch Success Viewer
    • View as Global Administrator


Ex 4 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Instruction Sets and Management Groups

  • Create a Tachyon Connector
    • Create the Tachyon Connector
    • Create Management Groups
    • Adding the Tachyon Inventory Product Pack
    • Assign 1E-Inventory Instruction Set to TachyonConnector
    • Sync the Tachyon Inventory Connector
    • Adding the Tachyon Platform Product Pack
    • Check the Status of the Product Pack Upload
  • Validating the Tachyon Platform Instruction Set
    • Validate Instruction Set through the console
    • Review the Instruction Set file

Ex 5 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Working with Instructions

  • Work with Instructions
    • Adding Instructions via Product Packs
    • Managing Instructions in Sets
    • Using the Product Pack Deployment Tool for the Integrated Product Packs
    • Changing Tachyon Agent Settings
    • Working with Processes
    • Working with Services
    • Working with the Registry
  • Working with Device Tags
    • Creating the Pilot Group Tag
    • Setting a Tag on Devices
    • Asking a Question Using our Coverage Tag
  • Working with Quarantine
    • Checking Quarantine State
    • Quarantine a Device
    • Checking the Quarantined Device
    • Removing a Device from Quarantine
  • Device Criticality
    • First Look at Criticality
    • Setting Criticality
    • Viewing Criticality
  • Using the Tachyon Exchange
    • Download the Product Packs

Ex 6 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Working with Patch Success

  • Configuring Tachyon for Patch Success
    • Create A Custom Role for Patch Success
    • Add the Tachyon Server Computer Account to SCCM
    • Create the SCCM Connector
    • Test the SCCM Connector
    • Sync the Connectors Manually
    • Reprocess the Cube Data
    • Tachyon License File Details
  • Exploring Patch Success
    • Patch Success Title Bar
    • Patch Success Filter Bar
    • Patch Success Patch Pages
    • Patch Success Devices Page
  • Deploying Patches
    • Deploying a Critical Update to a Device
    • Deploying Other Missing Patches
    • Viewing Patch Events on Windows 10 and Windows 7

Ex 7 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Working with Inventory

  • Configuring Tachyon for Inventory
    • Confirm Permissions to use Inventory
    • Confirm the Inventory Install and Population
  • The Inventory screens seen as an Inventory Viewer
    • Aggregated Software Inventory screen as Viewer
    • Hardware Inventory screen as Viewer
    • Device Screen as Viewer
    • Manage Associations Screen as Viewer
  • AI Powered Auto-curation seen as an Administrator
    • AI Suggestions for Non-Normalized Records (With AI Suggestions)
    • Take Action on Unidentified Software Records
    • Add a Suggestion to the Catalog
    • Edit a Suggestion
    • Exclude a Suggestion from the Catalog
  • The Inventory screens seen as an Inventory Administrator
    • Aggregated Software Inventory screen as Administrator
    • Hardware Inventory screen as Administrator
    • Manage Associations Screen as Administrator
    • CM to Product Screen
    • Product to CM Screen
    • Review the Associations as a Viewer
    • Amend and Delete Associations

Ex 8 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Using Guaranteed State

  • Configuring Tachyon for Guaranteed State
    • Exploring Guaranteed State Application
    • Viewing the Results of a Policy
  • Working with Policies, Rules, and Triggers
    • Create A Registry Rule
    • Watch Guaranteed State in Action
    • Create a Service Rule
    • Guaranteed State as a Viewer

Ex 9 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Microsoft Configuration Manager Integration

  • Configuring the Consumers
    • Configuring the Integration/Consumers
    • Installing the Tachyon Toolkit
  • Using Tachyon through the ConfigMgr console
    • Start the Config Man Client Service

Ex 10 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Creating Instructions and Fragments Using TIMS

  • Configuring TIMS prerequisites
    • Enrolling a code signing certificate on the Tachyon server
    • Validate the certificate
    • Enrolling the Code Signing certificate on a workstation
    • Installing TIMS
    • Navigating TIMS
    • Creating a basic Instruction
    • Validating the Instruction
    • Uploading the instruction in Tachyon
    • Running the newly created Instruction
  • Creating a Product Pack with multiple Instructions
    • Create a Question Instruction
    • Creating an Action Instruction using a script
    • Creating and Uploading the Product Pack
    • Validating the Instructions
  • Creating a Fragment for Guaranteed State
    • Creating the Fragment
    • Viewing the Contents of an Integrated Product Pack
    • Creating the Product Pack
    • Importing into Guaranteed State
    • Creating the Rule
    • Creating the Policy
    • Assign and Deploy the Policy
    • View the Results

Ex 11 - TCN Opr v5.0 - Working with Experience

  • Configuring Tachyon for Experience
    • Confirm Permissions to use Experience
    • Verify the Installation
    • Deploy Policies
    • Confirm that Experience has Populated
    • Generate Experience Data
  • The Experience screens
    • Overview Screen
    • Categories Screen
    • Stability Screen
    • Responsiveness Screen
    • Performance Screen
    • Devices Screen
    • Software Screen
  • Creating Favourites
    • Create Favourites
  • Working with Experience
    • Using Experience as the End User Computing Manager
    • Using Experience as Level 1/2 Operators
    • Using Experience as L3 User