The Tachyon Explorer is where you frame the questions that let you immediately explore the information available on connected devices.
The animation opposite shows the TCNQuestioner01 user entering the URL used in our examples,
The animation shows the Tachyon Explorer website prompting for credentials only because the browser's security settings have been configured to prompt for username and password, which can be useful when testing.
Clicking on the All Instructions button lets you browse through all the currently installed questions.
You can select to browse through the instructions using groups with the following options:
This option groups instructions by the instruction set they belong to. You can click on an instruction set to expand and collapse a list of its instructions.
An instruction can only belong to one instruction set.
|None||This option lists all of the instructions without sets.|
You can see the instruction type (question or action), name and description
The animation opposite shows the following steps:
Selecting the question loads it into the Explorer window. You can see the text for the question loaded into the question box with its operational parameters laid out underneath.
The following table briefly describes the available parameters:
Determines how long the data will be gathered for and how long to keep the answers for.
Instructions have defaults for the number of minutes to gather data for and keep answers for. You can override either of these defaults.
|Approximate Target||An estimation of how many devices will receive the question.|
An estimation of how much impact the question will have on the target devices.
The estimate depends on previous occasions the instruction has run.
|Options||Lists any additional options that have been set for the question.|
Some questions provided in the Tachyon Product Packs are defined so that their responses can be viewed as graphs.
In our example we want to know which processes have made the most connections to the Domain Controller for our example environment in the past 10 days. The question we will ask is: Which processes have made connection to <ipAddresss> in the last <numDays> days?. This question will return the information so that it can be reviewed as a graph. It also makes use of Tachyon Activity Record, where potentially useful information about network and device performance is gathered and held by the Tachyon client.
The animation opposite shows the following steps of the example:
In the animation opposite we show how the Summary tab on the Responses page can be used to check the status for the responses to a question.