What is TabMon?
TabMon is a performance monitoring agent that periodically samples target hosts for a set of Perfmon and MBean counters and writes out the results to a database in a Tableau-friendly format. This information can then be used to monitor & analyze performance of a Tableau Server installation, in order to detect potential issues or assess scalability & sizing.
TabMon can be run as both a console app and a Windows service.
How do I set up TabMon?
TabMon is deployed via a custom installer, which manages dependencies and also bundles Postgres for ease of setup for new users. To get up and running, follow the instructions in the installation guide.
How do I analyze results from TabMon?
The best way is to explore your results in Tableau! A sample workbook is included that contains some example dashboards & views to get you started.
What do I need to build TabMon from source?
The current development requirements are:
- Windows operating system.
- Visual Studio 2013 or later.
- WiX Toolset Visual Studio Extension - Required to build the installer projects.
- Available at http://www.wixtoolset.org
- Configuration Section Designer Visual Studio Extension - Required to modify & regenerate the "TabMonConfig" custom config section class.
- Available at http://csd.codeplex.com
See Developer Notes.txt for additional developer-specific notes.
Is TabMon supported?
TabMon is supported by the community. This is intended to be a self service tool and includes a user guide. Any bugs discovered should be filed in the TabMon Git issue tracker.
How can I contribute to TabMon?
Code contributions & improvements by the community are welcomed & encouraged! See the LICENSE file for current open-source licensing & use information.