How to Reboot a Tableau Server Distributed Cluster

Published: 16 Oct 2017
Last Modified Date: 30 Jan 2018


What is the proper order to reboot computers hosting a distributed Tableau Server cluster?



  • Tableau Server multi-node cluster


Follow these steps:

  1. The Tableau Server application should be shut down by running "tabadmin stop" from the Tableau Server \bin\ folder on the primary node.
  2. After the application shut down is complete, the Worker nodes should be rebooted, then given time to finish their boot sequence and load the Tableau Server worker software.
  3. Then the Primary node should be rebooted and allowed to load the Tableau Server primary software.
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