Deploy standalone architecture for Tableau Server

or deploy a cluster architecture—new VPC | existing VPC
(cluster deployments require a Tableau Server license)

Quick Start architecture for Tableau Server on the AWS Cloud

Quick Start cluster architecture for Tableau Server on AWS

You might also want to check out the Quick Start for data warehouse modernization, which is based on Amazon Redshift and includes the analytics and data visualization capabilities of Tableau Server.

This Quick Start helps you deploy a fully functional Tableau Server environment on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and Tableau Software.

Tableau Server is an online solution for sharing, distributing, and collaborating on business intelligence content created in Tableau. Tableau Server users can create workbooks and views, dashboards, and data sources in Tableau Desktop, and then publish this content to the server.

The Quick Start uses AWS CloudFormation templates to automatically deploy a standalone or cluster (distributed) architecture for Tableau Server into your AWS account. The standalone architecture includes a single Tableau Server node and uses your default virtual private cloud (VPC). The cluster architecture includes three nodes—one Tableau Server primary server and two worker servers—and builds a new VPC or lets you use your existing VPC. 

For detailed information about deploying Tableau Server on AWS, view the Quick Start deployment guide. For additional Quick Starts, see the complete catalog.

  • What you'll build

    The Tableau Server standalone (single-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on an EC2 m4.4xlarge instance running Windows Server 2012 R2 with a 100-GiB EBS volume in the default VPC of the AWS Region specified in the AWS CloudFormation template.
    The Tableau Server cluster (multi-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on three EC2 m4.4xlarge instances: a primary server and two worker servers. Each instance runs Windows Server 2012 R2 and is configured with a 100-GiB EBS volume. In addition, if you use the end-to-end (new VPC) deployment option, this stack also creates a bastion host on an EC2 t2.micro instance. Optionally, you can use an SSL certificate with this stack for enhanced security.
    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.
  • Deployment details

    You can build your Tableau Server environment in one hour or less:

    1. Sign up for an AWS account, if you don't already have one, at, and review the technical requirements discussed in the deployment guide. The cluster deployment requires a user-based or core-based server license, which you can obtain by contacting
    2. Choose one of the following deployment options:
         - Deploy a standalone Tableau Server environment (launchview template)
         - Deploy a Tableau Server cluster into a new VPC (launchview template)
         - Deploy a Tableau Server cluster into an existing VPC (launchview template)
      The templates include parameters that enable you to customize your deployment. For example, if you choose one of the cluster deployments, you can use an optional SSL certificate for advanced security. 
    3. Log in to Tableau Server and test the deployment. 

    For complete details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Cost and licenses

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates.

    This Quick Start requires a license for Tableau Server:

    • For a standalone deployment, you can use a 14-day trial version of Tableau Server.
    • For a cluster-based deployment, you need a user-based server license (which covers all authorized users of Tableau Server) or a core-based server license (with a minimum of 16 cores). To obtain a product key, contact