Resource Monitoring Tool Server Configuration

This topic describes the Resource Monitoring Tool Server (RMT Server) configuration options you can set using the web interface.

Post Install Setup Configurations

You can update the configurations you specified during the setup.

Following are the two recommended ways to make configuration changes:

  • To do this using the web interface: On the machine where RMT Server is installed, go to: http://<hostname>/setup/server.

  • To do this using command line, use rmtadmin master-setup command with the --skip-admin-creation option to make sure you are not prompted to create the admin user post installation. For more information, see rmtadmin master-setup.

Note: Configuration values are saved in the configuration file. Changes can be made directly to this file, but it is advised to leverage the configuration options in the UI and through the rmtadmin command line utility. Changes to the config file will require a restart to be applied.

Here are some examples of the type of updates you might want to do after the initial setup.

  • Changing SSL Configuration: The default configuration is set to false. You can change this configuration to require HTTPS. Use the rmtadmin master-setup command to update this setting.
  • SSL Certificate Updates: You might have completed your initial RMT Server setup using the default certification mode for secure communications, and want to update the certification with your own certificate.
  • Changes Ports: Sometimes you will need to use different port numbers than the default based on your network requirements. To learn more about ports and communications between the various components of Resource Monitoring Tool, see Tableau Resource Monitoring Tool Communication Ports.
  • Update session expiration: If the user does not access the session for the set timeout period then the session will expire and they will need to log in again. By default, this is set to 240 minutes. You can also enable the Sliding Expiration option to reset the time out period when a session is accessed within the time out period.

Note: Adding or removing a Tableau Server node: If you add a new node to the Tableau Server Cluster that you are monitoring using Resource Monitoring Tool, you will need to install and register this node. For more information, see Tableau Server Topology Changes.

To do this through command line, use rmtadmin-master-setup command. For more information, see rmtadmin Command Line Utility .

You can configure Resource Monitoring Tool by clicking on “Configuration” under the Admin menu. Configuration sections are divided by tabs. To do this using a configuration file, see RMT Server Configuration File.

Notifications

Notifications can be set at a global level by choosing Configuration from the Admin menu and selecting the Notifications tab.

The email configuration can be overridden at the environment level. To specify the notifications for each environment, from the Admin menu, select the environment that you want to modify and choose Edit Environment. From the Notifications tab, choose Custom for configuration type to override the global settings. Set the severity level, sender and recipient email information.

Configure the incident notification and SMTP Settings.

Incident Notifications settings:

  • Minimum Severity : This determines the level at which a notification will be sent. Three options are available: Info, Warning, and Critical.
  • Sender Email : The email account used to send the email.
  • Recipient Email(s) : The email account(s) that should get this email.

SMTP Server settings:

  • Server : Name of the SMTP server.
  • Certificate Thumbprint : This is optional. The SHA1 certificate used if SSL is required.
  • Port: Port settings for the email server.
  • Username: The name of the account used to authenticate to the email server.
  • Password: The password for the account used to authenticate to the email server.

Incident Thresholds

Configure the global incident notification settings. These global thresholds apply to all environments by default unless overridden by the individual environments.

See Incidents for information on what incident options are available and how to configure them.

Security

Configure the security settings for Resource Monitoring Tool user accounts.

Data

By default, Resource Monitoring Tool stores two weeks of detailed activity data and ten years of aggregated reporting data.

Data Retention: Detailed activity data from your Tableau Server powers the dashboards and incidents for diagnosis of recent performance incidents. Due to the associated storage and processing requirements, this data is only stored for two weeks by default.

Reporting Data: Aggregated activity data from your Tableau Server is stored for reporting purposes (e.g., the Chargeback report). This data is compact and can easily be stored for many years of historical reporting.

Advanced

Allows configuration of the Resource Monitoring Tool diagnostic logging levels.

See the Log Files for more information about logging.

Who can do this

Resource Monitoring ToolAdministrator or a Resource Monitoring Tool user with Server/Environment Management role.

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