There really is not. That is, Tableau Server doesn't count hyperthreading.
If you're on a box and you run the 'msinfo32' command and then on the Summary page look at 'Processor'. It will show the number of cores as well as logical processor. Tableau Server will only see the number of cores, not the logical processors.
Hey John -
I'm quite interested in what you're doing here. I thought that new Google's Managed VM offering used ephemeral storage that would essentially be "lost" when the VM was restarted - that would make it unsuitable for Tableau since you'd lose all the (new) data written to the PostgreSQL database while Tableau is running each time you cycled the VM.
Is there some trick that allows you to "keep your storage" between VM restarts? Or maybe I just don't understand how Managed VMs work on Google.
Running "msinfo32" on this VM pulls back what I expected:
- Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
The issue being that the next level up VM on Google Cloud (the 4 core w/ 8 logical processors) is double the cost, and seems to be more power than we need. We may have to install the 32-bit version for now and hopefully will not run into compatibility issues.
Although there is an ephemeral storage option in Google Cloud the default is persistent storage. For persistent storage you can choose either standard or SSD depending on your I/O performance requirements. You can read more about the Google Cloud persistent disk here.
The key piece of info is that there is no "trick" to keeping your data between re-starts with persistent storage, it simply happens. To quote the Google Cloud article: "Like physical hard drives, persistent disks exist independently of the rest of your machine – if a virtual machine instance is terminated, an attached persistent disk continues to retain its data ..."
Hope that helps.
I wanted to follow up on your question. I encountered 1 issue with installing the 32-bit version of Tableau Server 9.0 on Google Cloud. There are two workaround for this.
Instead of burying the info in this post I created a new one, feel free to review:
Hope that helps.