Before you setup a Tableau Server, you have a lot of questions
- Do I have enough servers for my users?
- How will my user mix (viewer/interactor) impact my server capacity planning?
- How many VizQLs do I need for my user community?
- Can I configure 8 VizQL instances on a single server?
- …… to name a few.
The idea behind this post is to guide you on how to do some of your own tests to get some of the answers
So, lets get started and understand a few things about scalability tests
The idea is to understand how many users of a particular type of load can a server support
Now, since I currently work for Tableau and have had exposure to some of their tools, I used one of their tools (TabJolt) to conduct some of the tests
The rest of the article follows an approach. You can most certainly follow the same approach and use a completely different tool
Getting Started with TabJolt
I don’t plan to re-invent the wheel so if you haven’t even started with TabJolt, please refer to this great blog on TabJolt
How do I start?