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Become a Server Process Expert through Advanced Tableau Training Classes

By: EvaBraun
Posted in: Technology

Do you ever wonder what happens in Tableau Server when a user loads visualization? Do you wish you could compare user activities to Tableau Server’s optimizing process configuration? We have a dashboard that will help you to master Server Process expert during your tableau training classes.





What’s under the Hood of Tableau Server Processes?

Before becoming a Tableau Server expert, it’s imperative to have a clear understanding of what exactly it is. Tableau Server’s capacity to install and configure even the complex applications easily is pretty impressive.  As you will dive deeper into the product, you will realize that although configuration can be simple, it can also be optimized in countless ways and it could be difficult to know what is best for your working environment.

For better understanding, let’s take an example of publishing a workbook using live connections.

Step 1: Choose a Workflow: Authenticate with local, Authenticate with AD, Access a view, Publish workbook, send subscription, Web Edit new workbook, etc

Step 2: Choose a Data Source: Live Connection or Extract

Step 3: Observe Workflow



At each step, you will get a description of everything that is happening at every stage.

Run Better Server Environment for your Organization

When you know each process is properly utilized and will help you to optimize the Tableau Server for your particular business need.

For example, knowing that the background will only interact with some other processes is the one reason to configure isolated background nodes in the environment with many extract refreshes.

Some other examples of the configuration are:

-          VizQL (a query issued to data sources) receives a request from Application Server so that the requests have a chance to be fulfilled at that node, almost always.

-          In any action that is initiated by the user involves a gateway and that further will pass the request to the Application Server all the time. Therefore, every request has to pass through the gateway in order to give each request a chance to be accomplished on the same node.

-          In every workflow, Repository will be accessed and that too by various different processes. As there can be only one active reporting Repository, trying to co-locate the repository with other processes is not at all helpful. Instead, resource conflicts with other processes can be avoided via an isolated repository. Besides, it can augment the total throughput for the Tableau server as well.

Of course, even the best product can occasionally show glitches, but Tableau Server is capable of locating the issues. By using this crucial skill of this server, you can trace an action across each process that enables you to take on the spot actions.

While working with Tableau Server, you will learn that the Data server is accessed only during requests are sent to the published data sources. In case you are using embedded data sources (it’s not possible to publish the data source separately from the workbook), Data Server will be used, even if the connection is live and visible.

You don’t need to check Data Server log if you are looking for a connection to set in the data source.

Now that you have known about the Sever, get ready to implement this information during your Tableau training classes in UK