The article you link to offers a fairly logical explanation.
1. Using hostnames makes it relatively easy to update the server configuration if an IP address changes.
2. Using hostnames is the only way Tableau Server supports IPv6 networks.
Thanks for your reply.
I know here is some link between hostname and IP address that I am not aware of. As I am very new to all this, Could you please explain this to me.
As per article:
Tableau Server uses IP addresses for communications between processes and nodes. As a result, if an IP address changes, Tableau Server will not function properly until you update the server configuration.
As per my understanding we are using hostnames that are routing us to IPs involved but is that not true that when an IP changes hostnames too change then what makes using hostnames easy?
I know this may sound confusing but I will be very thankful If you can help to clear this out.
Thanks in advance!!!
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Using the hostname offers some level of more flexibility for when the IP changes (i.e. a network connection adjustment happens to your servers). If you use straight IP referencing, then if the IP changes, then you will have to do more work of disconnecting and reconnecting the workers with the primary and maybe even more work than this. By using hostnames (which is just a logical reference to the IP), this is kept within the config, so if the IP changes, then all is needed is to follow the instructions of tabadmin config, tabadmin restatrt.
Thanks jeff...now it is clear...no doubts now