Tableau Server Administrators can use both the GUI as well as the command line to check on the system, make configuration changes, stop/restart the system etc.
For versions 2018.1.x and below the command line tool is TabAdmin, for 2018.2.x and higher this changes over to TSM. We do have free training videos available that are worthwhile and you can select the version that you're running. The below link will take you to "10.5" videos section. Near the bottom of the categories there is a "Deploy and Manage Tableau Server" with 4 videos tied to it.
The videos will cover this but given the version your organization is currently running it comes bundled with the "Tabdamin" command line tool. To use this tool you would need to be on the Primary which if it's single node system there's only one place. But it would basically involve changing to the bin directory. For a default installation of Tableau Server the location would be as follows:
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\10.5\bin
Then the "tabadmin status -v" command can be run at the prompt. This will show all the nodes in the system, if they're running or not and what Tableau Server processes themselves are running on the nodes since for a multinode system it often makes sense to spread these out amongst the nodes.
Thanks so much for your help Mark McGhee.
I am sharing a screenshot of the result I got after running "tabadmin status -v" . can you please help me understand it ? does it mean I have a multi-node or single node setup?
also, is there a link to some literature or something else you can provide where I can learn more on how to check the performance of my tab server? if its running out of resources? is it storage full? other configuration settings? Please let me know.
additionally, could you also help me how I should check the contents tabsvc.yml and interpret it?
I'd greatly appreciate if you can point in the right direction, Mark.