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Performance Resources

Tableau Server on Windows now includes Tableau Services Manager (TSM), which replaces the Configuration Utility and the command line tool. If you need help for an earlier version of Tableau Server, see the Tableau Help page.

This topic describes external resources that you can use to monitor and tune performance.

Disclaimer: This topic includes information about third-party and community supported products. Please note that while we make every effort to keep references to third-party and community content accurate, the information we provide here might change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the documentation for products referenced here. To learn more about community supported tools, see Support levels for IT and developer tools.

  • TabJolt. A load generation tool that you can use to understand how Tableau Server responds to user interactions over time. Use TabJolt to establish a baseline for server performance and test deployments before pushing them to production environments.

  • Replayer. A tool that can replay log-based real user traffic from a Tableau Server against any other server or configuration. It replays Tableau Server single- or multi-user sessions. Here are some ways that Replay can be used:

    • Playback specific Tableau Server sessions, and filter the session based upon start time or RequestID.

    • Use it to simulate load conditions so that you can test how to scale and balance your Tableau Server installations.

    • Perform regression testing by running and comparing end-to-end user scenarios for Tableau Server upgrades.

    • Capture and report HTTP exceptions that occur in a single-user session.

    • Replay a defect, so that you can troubleshoot and verify that it is fixed.

  • Scout. An exploratory tool that captures performance metrics across any workbooks on both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server Here are some ways that Scout can be used:

    • Find slow workbooks on Server.

    • Validate performance improvements or regressions after making server configuration or topology changes.

    • Validate that workbooks and dashboards are loading properly after upgrading to new Tableau Server.

    • Validate that workbooks are still working properly after data source changes.

  • TabMon. A monitoring tool that uses Windows Performance Monitor and Java Management Extensions to record performance data about Tableau Server to a PostGreSQL database.

  • Microsoft System Center. A set of server management products for monitoring, configuration, automation, and more.

  • HP Sitescope. An agentless application monitoring tool.

  • Zabbix. An open-source, real-time monitoring tool.

  • Splunk. A tool for monitoring and analyzing machine data, including logs.

  • Graylog. An open-source log management tool.