Policies and Rules
The Guaranteed State of a device is enforced by the Tachyon client at the device. One or more policies are deployed to devices according to the management groups the devices belong to. Each policy consists of one or more rules that are either check rules or fix rules:
For an explanation of management groups, please refer to the Management groups page. Management groups allow devices to be flexibly grouped, based on management group rules. This means you can easily administer devices based on, for instance, their Active Directory Organisational Unit, or their operating system version, or any other criteria supported by the management group rules.
The Guaranteed State Overview page
The Overview page lets you view the current state of your enterprise in terms of the devices and policies that have been defined and applied. It consists of a number of charts that let you monitor the state in real-time.
Guaranteed State Reports
The Guaranteed State application provides three reports that let you view the details for the currently defined Policies, Rules and Devices. The information in these reports is consolidated into the Guaranteed State Overview page charts.
Guaranteed State provides a Devices page where you can view the currently connected devices. On this page you can also select one or more of the devices and click an Explore button that launches the Explorer application. You can then run an instruction using the selected devices as the coverage for the instruction.
Device criticality is an attribute of a device that defines its importance within an organisation. As defined by default in Tachyon, criticality has the following settings
At present, criticality settings do not affect the primary operation of Guaranteed State. However, it is possible to use Tachyon to set device criticality and to view it within Guaranteed State.
Tachyon also supports the use of the criticality setting when defining coverage for an instruction. For example, you can target an instruction to be sent only to devices whose criticality is not Critical.