Tableau Server Topology Changes

This article will help you understand what you need to do when you make certain topology changes to Tableau Server. The changes include: adding or removing a node, adding or removing a process from a node, and changing the number of processes on a node.

Adding a Node

When you add a new node to Tableau Server, you must install the agent on this node. For more information on installing Agent on Tableau Server cluster, see Install the Tableau Resource Monitoring Tool. Until you install the agent, information about this node will not be included in the reports.

Removing a Node

When you remove an existing node from Tableau Server cluster, you must update the environment on Resource Monitoring Tool Master Server.

Use the following steps to update the environment:

  1. Log into the Master Server web interface.
  2. From the Admin menu, choose Environments. Select the environment that should reflect this change.

  3. Choose Edit Environment. This opens more detailed information about the environment.

  4. From the Servers tab, select the node that was removed from Tableau Server, and choose Delete.

    Note: The host name should match the name or the IP address of the node.

Adding or Removing a Tableau Server Process

When you add or remove a process, or change the number of processes on a node, you must manually update the information on the Master Server. Until then the data reported may not be up to date or data may be missing.

Use the following steps to update the process information on Master Server:

  1. Log into the Master Server web interface.
  2. From the Admin menu, choose Environments. Select the Environment.

  3. Select Edit Environment. This opens more detailed information about the environment.

  4. From the Servers tab, choose the node where the change was made, and select Edit Server.

  5. Choose Tableau Processes. Add or remove processes to align with the changes that were made on Tableau Server.

Who can do this

To make topology changes, you must be both a Tableau Server Administrator and a Resource Monitoring Tool Administrator.

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