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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

Install and Configure - Tachyon v5.2


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. This course is a great way to learn how to install and configure Tachyon. If you want additional learning about SCALE and Guaranteed State you will also want to take the Tachyon Advanced Course. if you want to learn how to use Tachyon then there are a series of courses on Using each of the Applications 

Lab Overview

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

Ex 1 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - 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 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - 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 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - Configure Users and Roles

  • 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 Experience, Guaranteed State, Inventory and Patch Success Viewer
    • View as Global Administrator

Ex 4 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - Upload Instruction Sets and Create 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 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - 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
  • Device Locations
    • Setting Location
  • Using the Tachyon Exchange
    • Download the Product Packs

Ex 6 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - 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
  • Create an SCCM Connector
    • Add the Tachyon Server Computer Account to SCCM
    • Create the SCCM Connector
    • Test the SCCM Connector
    • Sync the Connectors Manually
    • Reprocess the Cube Data

Ex 7 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - Consumer Application Configuration

  • Configuring Tachyon for Experience
    • Confirm Permissions to use Experience
    • Verify the Installation
    • Deploy Policies
    • Confirm that Experience has Populated
    • Generate Experience Data
  • Configuring Tachyon for Patch Success
    • Create A Custom Role for Patch Success
    • Tachyon License File Details

Ex 8 - Tachyon v5.2 - Install and Configure - Post installation optional configuration

  • Enabling AI Powered Auto-curation after installation of Tachyon
    • Confirm Memory requirements
    • Enable AI Powered Auto-curation
    • Verify AI Auto-curation is working
  • Telemetry Configuration/Reconfiguration
    • Export Telementry data
    • Change Telemetry email frequency
    • Disable/Enable Telemetry
  • Direct based Management Groups
    • Direct based Management Groups
    • Create Direct-based management groups from a file
    • Create Direct-based management groups from a Configuration Manager collection
  • Confirming Creation of Management Groups
    • Confirm Management Group Creation
  • Changing the Branding
    • Change Values
    • Reset to Default Branding