Changing the IP Addresses of Computers Running Tableau Server

Published: 01 May 2013
Last Modified Date: 30 Aug 2018


How to change the IP addresses of computers running Tableau Server in a distributed environment.


  • Tableau Server (configured to use IP Addresses instead of hostnames)
  • Distributed environment


  1. Create a full backup of Tableau Server. For more information, see Back Up the Tableau Data in Tableau Help.
  2. Uninstall Tableau Server from all computers running Tableau Server, including workers.
  3. Delete the following Tableau Server folders to ensure a clean installation:
    • On a 32-bit computer: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server
    • On a 64-bit computer: C:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Server AND C:\ProgramData\Tableau\Tableau Server
  4. Install and configure the distributed installation of Tableau Server on the new computers. For more information, see Install and Configure and Install and Configure Worker Servers in Tableau Help.
  5. Restore the backup by using the tabadmin restore --no-config command. For more information, see Restore from a Backup in Tableau Help.

Additional Information

If Tableau Server is running in a single-node configuration, it should run successfully after changing the IP address, because, in most cases, the "" IP is used for internal communications. You might need to restart Tableau Server after changing the IP address.

If Tableau Server has been configured to use hostnames, see Update Configuration for a New IP Address in Tableau Help. 
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