1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 1, 2016 11:29 AM by Jeff Bloomfield

    Moving Tableau server from Physical to a Virtual Machine?

    Sanjay Ellanki

      Hi everyone,

       

      I have a question related moving server from physical to a VM. How does the changing the name of the server affect the upgrade? Like going from a current server name of TPAEDW22 to WRTJIN15.

       

      What places do you guys think this would affect?

       

       

      Thanks,

      Sanjay

        • 1. Re: Moving Tableau server from Physical to a Virtual Machine?
          Jeff Bloomfield

          When you say move to a VM machine, I'm assuming that you are going to be doing a fresh install on that VM server, and then restoring the content from a tableau backup that you took on the existing server?  If so then you should have little to no issues at all, other than URL's to workbooks that may need updating depending on if your users use that name to access the server (if you are using SSL then you would probably need to update your certs).  You don't mention if you are using any advanced functionality (like trusted ticket, proxy servers, etc.) but that would require additional setup & config.