Server Process Limits
Tableau Server on Windows now includes Tableau Services Manager (TSM), which replaces the Configuration Utility and the tabadmin command line tool. If you need help for an earlier version of Tableau Server, see the Tableau Help page.
When you reconfigure processes for Tableau Server, there is a limit to the amount that you can increase the number of process instances. By default, the limit is set to eight. If your machine has enough RAM and CPU cores, and you want to go above this limit, you can change the
limit using the
service.max_procs configuration option. For each process instance, Tableau recommends that the
machine running the process have at least 1 GB of RAM and 1 logical CPU
To change the maximum number of processes allowed:
Type the following command, where
numberis the maximum number of process instances you want to allow:
tsm configuration set -k service.max_procs -v <number>
tsm configuration set -k service.max_procs -v 10
tsm pending-changes apply
pending-changes applycommand displays a prompt to let you know this will restart Tableau Server if the server is running. The prompt displays even if the server is stopped, but in that case there is no restart. You can suppress the prompt using the
--ignore-promptoption, but this does not change the restart behavior. For more information, see tsm pending-changes apply.