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Do Worker Cores Count Toward A Number of Core Licenses


Published: 29 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 26 Feb 2016

Question

Do Tableau Server worker cores count toward a total number of core licenses?

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Core license

Answer

Tableau Server 9.0 and later

All cores on worker servers count towards the total number of cores permitted by your license, unless the computer is running the gateway and search & browse processes, with no other Tableau Server processes.

It is not possible to license only some of the active cores on a server.

Tableau Server 8.3 and earlier

All cores on worker servers count towards the total number of cores permitted by your license, unless the computer is running only a gateway, with no other Tableau Server processes.

It is not possible to license only some of the active cores on a server.
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