reference deployment

Tableau Server on AWS

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This Quick Start deploys a fully functional Tableau Server environment, following best practices from AWS and Tableau Software, to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This deployment uses AWS CloudFormation templates that automatically deploy a single-node architecture to a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC).

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This Quick Start was developed by Tableau Software in collaboration with AWS. Tableau Software is an AWS Partner.


AWS Service Catalog administrators can add this architecture to their own catalog.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets, managed network address translation (NAT) gateways for outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In a private subnet, an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance that contains Tableau Server.
    • An Application Load Balancer to route traffic to Tableau Server over HTTPS.
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to store Tableau Server files.
    • Amazon Route 53 to map the fully qualified domain name to the load balancer Domain Name System (DNS).
    • A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate managed by AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) on the load balancer to encrypt all traffic between the internet and the load balancer.

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy this Quick Start, follow the steps in the deployment guide, which includes these steps. The stack takes about 1 hour to launch.

    1. Sign in to your AWS account. If you don't have an account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com.
    2. If you don’t already have a domain managed by Amazon Route 53, refer to the the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide to create one.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. (Before you create the stack, choose the AWS Region from the top toolbar.) Choose one of the following options:
    4. Complete the postdeployment steps in the deployment guide.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • This Quick Start requires a license for Tableau Server. You can use a 14-day trial version of Tableau Server by leaving the license-key field blank. To obtain a product key, contact sales@tableau.com.

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services and any third-party licenses used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you use. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, create  AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track costs associated with the Quick Start. These reports deliver billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. They provide cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and aggregate the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, refer to What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?