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Use the options on the Servers tab to do the following:

  • Adjust the number of processes running on Tableau Server,

  • Configure a distributed Tableau Server environment, and

  • Select the preferred active repository for failover situations.

You can also use the Server tab to add computers on which to run Tableau Server processes.

The Servers tab of the Configuration Utility displays options for setting the number of processes for Tableau Server and selecting the preferred active repository.

Number of processes per server

Tableau Server deployments run multiple processes. You can choose to run the processes one computer, or to distribute them across multiple computers. To improve performance, you can adjust the number of processes that run on each computer, for each process type.

For more information on changing the number of server processes for a single-server environment, see Reconfigure Processes.

For more information on how many processes to run in order to improve performance, see Performance Tuning Examples.

For more information on setting up a multi-server, or distributed, environment, see Distributed Environments.

Preferred active repository

When you configure Tableau Server after the initial installation, you have the option to specify a Preferred Active Repository. This is an optional step, and if you do not specify a preferred active repository, Tableau Server will select the active repository on startup.

Configure a preferred active repository if you want Tableau Server to select a specific node on startup. You might want to do this if you have a particular server you want to use for your active repository (a computer with more disk space or memory for example), or if you are using custom administrative views. Custom administrative views have embedded connection information that refers to the repository for which you created the views. For more information on connecting to the Tableau Server repository, see Collect Data with the Tableau Server Repository