Follow the flow chart below and the linked topics to perform an in-place upgrade of Tableau Server.
Before you start the upgrade, make sure you have completed the Upgrade Preparation. For more details, see Preparing for Upgrade.
If you are migrating Tableau Server to new hardware as part of your upgrade, see Migrate to New Hardware.
Upgrading Tableau Server on Windows from version 2018.1 or older requires special steps that are documented separately. For instructions for how to upgrade from a pre-2018.2 version, see Upgrade from Tableau Server 2018.1.x or Earlier (Windows).
This topic is part of the Tableau Server in-place upgrade scenario for upgrading from Tableau Server on Windows 2018.2 or later. The upgrade may require one or more system reboots depending on what needs to be updated.
Support and services to help with Tableau Server upgrades
Tableau Server upgrades require planning and testing. Upgrades are generally done during times when users are not on Tableau Server. If you plan an upgrade over a weekend and anticipate needing Tableau Technical Support, see the Technical Support Programs(Link opens in a new window) information on the Tableau web site. Availability depends on the level of support you have. If you would like Tableau to assist with the planning and upgrading of your Tableau Server installation, see our Tableau Global Services Server Upgrade(Link opens in a new window) page for details.