Tableau Server Architecture & Administration Training


Tableau 2019.2 - Server

Architecture & Administration


Tableau Server Architecture and Administration is a three-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will gain a deep understanding of fundamental Tableau server administration concepts as well as complete an installation and perform critical configuration, optimization and troubleshooting tasks. Content migration and other upgrade considerations for teams moving from previous versions of Tableau will also be covered.

A fully interactive experience, our online classroom offers a unique opportunity to learn from and work with a subject matter expert. Participants get practice performing the skills and can ask questions of the instructor in real time.


Three Days


Students receive a comprehensive set of learning materials, including all course notes and class examples.




Administrators: Individuals responsible for on-going administration of the business analytics System

  • Review the overall server architecture
    • Review the components of Tableau Server
    • Examine the Tableau services
    • Discuss hardware recommendations
    • Understand the Tableau cache server
    • Decide between client or server-side rendering
    • Look at session memory settings
    • Cover search and browse
    • Introduce TabJolt
  • Install a single server environment
    • Review product use and options
    • Cover the installation checklist
    • Discuss installation options
    • Install a single node Tableau Server
  • Examine and use the command line interface
    • Use tabcmd and tabadmin command line tools
    • Review help documentation for the command line utilities
  • Discuss scalability and availability
    • Review scenarios for multi-node installations
    • Discuss terminology
    • Configure for redundancy
    • Examine failure scenarios
    • Prepare for a high-availability environment
    • Add an external software load balancer
    • Create a primary backup
    • Deal with repository failover
  • Configure SSO
    • Review authentication methods
    • Enable automatic login
    • Create guest accounts
    • Cover mutual SSL
    • Discuss SAML, Kerberos and SSO for SAP HANA
    • Examine OpenID Connect¬†
  • Upgrading an existing server
    • Compare upgrade scenarios
    • Discuss versioning
    • Prepare for an upgrade
    • Review upgrade options
  • Take a look at the server interface
    • Examine the administrator and user interface
    • Explore projects
    • Review workbooks and views
    • Learn to search for content
    • Sort content
  • Perform site administration