Performance Monitoring Tools

This topic describes external resources that you can use to monitor and tune performance.

Tableau Server includes several tools that you can use to monitor server performance and health. For more information about these tools, see Performance Monitoring Overview.

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  • TabJolt(Link opens in a new window). A load and performance testing tool that you can use to understand how Tableau Server scales with your workloads, in your environment, and to inform your scalability and capacity needs. Here are some key use cases for when you would use TabJolt:

    • To establish a baseline for server performance and test deployments before pushing them to production environments.
    • In a new Tableau Server, to help understand how the new server scales in your environment, specifically to your hardware and workload?

    • Before upgrading to understand the new version will scale in your environment.

    • To find the best server deployment configuration, given your hardware, workbooks and environments.

  • Replayer(Link opens in a new window). A tool that can replay log-based real user traffic from a Tableau Server against any other server or configuration. It replays Tableau Server single- or multi-user sessions. Here are some ways that Replay can be used:

    • Playback specific Tableau Server sessions, and filter the session based upon start time or RequestID.

    • Use it to simulate load conditions so that you can test how to scale and balance your Tableau Server installations.

    • Perform regression testing by running and comparing end-to-end user scenarios for Tableau Server upgrades.

    • Capture and report HTTP exceptions that occur in a single-user session.

    • Replay a defect, so that you can troubleshoot and verify that it is fixed.

  • Scout(Link opens in a new window). An exploratory tool that captures performance metrics across any workbooks on both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server Here are some ways that Scout can be used:

    • Find slow workbooks on Server.

    • Validate performance improvements or regressions after making server configuration or topology changes.

    • Validate that workbooks and dashboards are loading properly after upgrading to new Tableau Server.

    • Validate that workbooks are still working properly after data source changes.

  • TabMon(Link opens in a new window). A monitoring tool that uses Windows Performance Monitor and Java Management Extensions to record performance data about Tableau Server to a PostGreSQL database.

  • Microsoft System Center(Link opens in a new window). A set of server management products for monitoring, configuration, automation, and more.

  • Sitescope(Link opens in a new window). An agentless application monitoring tool.

  • Zabbix(Link opens in a new window). An open-source, real-time monitoring tool.

  • Splunk(Link opens in a new window). A tool for monitoring and analyzing machine data, including logs.

  • Graylog(Link opens in a new window). An open-source log management tool.

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