How to add more CPU/memory for Tableau Server?

Published: 09 Oct 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


What are the steps needed to add more CPU cores and/or memory to the machine hosting Tableau Server?


  • Tableau Server


Follow the steps below to add more hardware resource:
  1. Back Tableau Server data up, just in case something unexpected occurs and recovery needs to be performed.
    Backing up Tableau Server for recovery
  2. Run [tsm stop] command to stop Tableau Server.
  3. Deactivate all license keys.
    Deactivate Tableau Server Offline
    Deactivate Product Key (For Online Environment)
  4. Shut down the Tableau Server machine and change hardware specification (i.e. add more CPU cores or memory space).
  5. Activate all license keys before starting up Tableau Server.
    Activate Tableau Server Offline - Adding a License
    Activate and Register Tableau Server (For Online Environment)
  6. Run [tsm start] command to start Tableau Server up.

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