Tanium Adapter

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

This part introduces the Tanium adapter, provided by Flexera, which allows you to export inventory data from Tanium into IT Asset Management using both Credential based authentication as well as Token based authentication. Tanium Asset collects a complete inventory of your hardware and software assets, including servers, laptops, and desktops.

IT Asset Management uses the software and hardware inventory data collected from Tanium Asset to calculate license consumption. As always, the inventory records must be recognized by the Application Recognition Library, and you must have the resulting application records linked to the appropriate license, for compliance calculations to proceed.

Supported versions

The Tanium adapter supports inventory import from the following releases of Tanium:
  • Tanium Server version 7.2 or later
  • Tanium Asset versions:
    • For the adapter included in the inventory beacon released with IT Asset Management 2020 R1.1 (internal version number 15.1.0) or later, supported versions of Tanium Asset are–1.27.287.
    • If you have an earlier release of Tanium Asset (from release 1.6.3) in use and cannot consider upgrading it, you must continue to use the adapter version installed on an inventory beacon version 15.0.0 (or earlier), available with the previous IT Asset Management 2020 R1 release. Do not upgrade this inventory beacon until you also upgrade Tanium Asset.
Warning: Upgrading the inventory beacon that hosts the Tanium adapter also upgrades the adapter itself. Switching to the new adapter (on 15.1.0 or later) with an older version of Tanium Asset (before will cause recognition of Microsoft SQL Server to fail. The product change made to Tanium Asset at that version, reporting SQL Server data in different ways, requires that you must match either old adapter with old Tanium Asset, or new adapter with new Tanium Asset.

IT Asset Management (Cloud)