Tanium Connector Architecture

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

This topic provides a useful framework for understanding the workflow of the Tanium connector in more detail.



The above diagram shows the workflow for the connector:

Tanium

  • Creating the Flexera Destination creates most of the required views and reports automatically
  • Tanium views named as Flexera * are used for importing data from Tanium Asset to IT Asset Management Imported* tables, with the data later moved into the compliance database tables.
  • The following Tanium views used for importing data:
    • Flexera Computer — contains Computer, User, Domain and WMI evidence data
    • Flexera Software Installations — contains installer evidence data
    • Flexera File Evidence — contains file evidence data
    • Flexera Network Adapter — contains IP address and mac address data for each computer
    • Flexera SQL Edition — contains SQL-related installer evidence data.
      Note: You must create this view manually, if the view does not exist. See Creating a Flexera SQL Edition view within Tanium Asset for instructions.
Tip: Flexera reports in Tanium Asset enable crosschecking of the data between Tanium and IT Asset Management once the import is complete.

Beacon

  • The inventory beacon connects to Tanium to perform the inventory upload
  • Data is collected from the above-mentioned views through REST API calls, and the inventory beacon creates an intermediate zip file.

IT Asset Management

  • The intermediate zip file is pushed from the inventory beacon hierarchy to IT Asset Management, and the database writers move the uploaded data into the compliance database).
  • Once data is imported, this inventory is matched to the Application Recognition Library, and license compliance is calculated.

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

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