Welcome to the Tachyon 3.3 documentation space. Here we describe all aspects of configuring and using Tachyon. Here's a quick overview of what the Tachyon documentation pages will tell you.

Introducing Tachyon

An overview of Tachyon is presented; what it does and how it can benefit your organization. An introduction to the features of Tachyon is provided, alongside a high-level explanation of the Tachyon architecture.

  • Tachyon FeaturesAn overview of Tachyon features and enhancements.
  • Tachyon ArchitectureA description of Tachyon Stacks and their Tachyon components, the Tachyon Agents and how they connect to provide the Tachyon features.
Quick Start

How to quickly install, configure and run Tachyon for first use in a small scale lab, evaluation or pilot environment.

Implementing Tachyon

Everything you need to know about getting Tachyon installed and running in your network. This section is structured in a way that leads you through the three phases of a typical implementation project.

  • Design ConsiderationsInformation that will help you design and plan the implementation of Tachyon in your organization.
  • RequirementsInformation that will help you design and plan the implementation of Tachyon in your organization. This includes all the prerequisites and dependencies, which are necessary to install Tachyon.
  • PreparationWhat you will need to prepare in advance of implementing a Tachyon Server in your network. Typically these are tasks that may take some time to organize, depending on how your organization works. A more complete checklist of tasks is provided in Requirements.
  • Installing and upgradingHow to set up Tachyon Server and deploy Tachyon Agents, including a guide to upgrading.
  • VerifyingBasic verification tests that cover a single-switch installation of Tachyon Server.
Using Tachyon

How to use the Tachyon Explorer.

  • Using Tachyon ExplorerHow to use Tachyon Explorer to ask questions, run actions, set coverage and filters.
Maintaining Tachyon

How to administer and maintain the Tachyon system.

Extending Tachyon

Information about tools used to extend Tachyon beyond the Tachyon Explorer.  


An introduction to Tachyon training resources, including lab guides.


All the list type information, such as installer properties, in alphabetical lists etc.

  • Supported PlatformsA list of all the platforms supported by Tachyon, and the software required to allow Tachyon to be installed or to work.
  • 1E Companion ProductsA list of the feature dependencies between Tachyon and other 1E companion products.
  • Server SizingServer sizing guidelines and recommended configurations for on-premises installation in customer environments.
  • Communication PortsA diagram and a table with a list of all the external Tachyon communication ports. Useful, if needed, for network and device firewalls.
  • Tachyon Server installer propertiesA table of the Windows Installer properties for the Tachyon Server.
  • Tachyon Agent installer and configuration propertiesProperties available in the Tachyon Agent configuration file, with details of which properties are mandatory or optional during installation, and which properties can be re-configured post-installation.
  • Tachyon Agent command-line parametersCommand-line parameters available to the Tachyon Agent executable.
  • Devices dashboard filters and chartsDetails of the filters and charts available on the Devices dashboard.
  • Responses Summary tab informationDetails of the information displayed on the Responses page Summary tab.
  • Coverage parametersDetails of the parameters available when setting the coverage for a question or action.
  • Tachyon Explorer comparison operatorsDetails of the operators available when configuring comparisons for different data types, for example question coverage parameters.
  • Switch Command LinesDetails of command line parameters used by the SwitchCommandLine entry in the Tachyon Switch Host 's Tachyon.Switch.Host.exe.config file.
  • Tachyon Log FilesDetails of Tachyon Server and Agent log files.
  • GlossaryA glossary of Tachyon terminology.
  • Tachyon release informationDetails of the Tachyon release history, current release notes and details of third-party licenses.
  • IndexThis is an alphabetically sorted list of all the pages in the Tachyon documentation, which you can use if you want to find a particular named page and you don't remember where exactly it lives in the documentation structure.


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