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Tableau Server on AWS

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

The Quick Start uses AWS CloudFormation templates to automatically deploy a standalone or cluster (distributed) architecture for Tableau Server. Both architectures can be deployed into a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC) in your AWS account.

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

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • The Tableau Server standalone (single-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) m5.4xlarge instance running Microsoft Windows Server, CentOS, or Ubuntu Server with a 100 gibibyte (GiB) EBS volume in a new or existing VPC, in the AWS Region where you launch the Quick Start.

    Quick Start architecture for Tableau Server on the AWS Cloud (standalone)

    Quick Start standalone architecture for Tableau Server on AWS

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    The Tableau Server cluster (multi-node) deployment installs Tableau Server on Microsoft Windows Server, CentOS, or Ubuntu Server on at least three Amazon EC2 m4.4xlarge instances. Each instance is configured with a 100-GiB EBS volume. Optionally, you can use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for enhanced security.

    Quick Start architecture for Tableau Server on the AWS Cloud (cluster)

    Quick Start cluster architecture for Tableau Server on AWS

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  •  How to deploy
  • To build your Tableau Server environment on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com, 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 sales@tableau.com. (If you are using the CentOS operating system, subscribe to the CentOS AMI in AWS Marketplace.)
    2. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes one hour or less. You can choose from these options:
    3. Log in to Tableau Server and test the deployment.
  •  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. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip   After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    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 sales@tableau.com.