Note: The information in this article refers to the Tableau Server status page. For information about the Tableau Server status page and the TSM status page, see View Server Process Status.

You must be a Tableau Server administrator to see the Server Status page, but you can grant remote access to other computers to allow access to a machine-readable (XML) version of the Status table by non-admin users and by computers other than the initial Tableau Server node. One reason you might do this is as part of a remote monitoring process.

To grant remote access to Tableau Server status:

  1. Open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following:

                                    tsm configuration set -k wgserver.systeminfo.allow_referrer_ips -v <ip address>

    In the above command, <ip address> is the IPv4 address of the computer for which you want to enable remote access to the Tableau Server status XML.

    For example:

                                    tsm configuration set -k wgserver.systeminfo.allow_referrer_ips -v

    If you are enabling remote access for more than one computer, use commas to separate each IP address.

                                    tsm configuration set -k wgserver.systeminfo.allow_referrer_ips -v,
  2. Commit the configuration change:

    tsm pending-changes apply

    If the pending changes require a server restart, the pending-changes apply command will display a prompt to let you know a restart will occur. This prompt displays even if the server is stopped, but in that case there is no restart. You can suppress the prompt using the --ignore-prompt option, but this does not change the restart behavior. If the changes do not require a restart, the changes are applied without a prompt. For more information, see tsm pending-changes apply.

    Now, users of computers with the IP addresses that have been added can view Tableau process status by entering the URL http://<server>/admin/systeminfo.xml in a browser or from a command line (for example, curl http://jsmith/admin/systeminfo.xml).

    If Tableau Server has been configured to work with a load balancer or proxy server, use the hostname or IP address of the initial Tableau Server node to access the XML version of the status page.

For details on the XML that is returned, see Get Process Status as XML.

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