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While Tableau will perform the majority of activities necessary, the following infrastructure must be provided.

Infrastructure specifications

  • Compute: A location for hosting Data Connect. This can be a bare-metal or VM, and can be located in a private network or in the cloud.

  • Operating System (OS): An up-to-date and patched installation of a supported Linux distribution.

  • Storage: Allocated storage space to host the OS, Data Connect, and the extracts it creates when performing refreshes.

  • Network: The compute must be able to connect to your data source and two locations on the public internet.

Technical specification

Node specifications

Number of nodes Minimum: 3 nodes for production workloads and 1 node for test workloads.
vCPU Minimum: 8 vCPU
Recommended: 16 vCPU or more
Memory Minimum: 16 GB
Recommended: 64 GB or more

Storage (two disk)

Important: The secondary disk must be raw and unformatted.

Root disk
Minimum: 200 GB disk space
Recommended: Greater than 300 GB

Secondary disk
Minimum: 200 GB
Recommended: Greater than 500 GB

Permission Root access to host

Linux Operating System

Supported distributions RHEL-7

Networking specifications

Proxy filtering See Optional forward proxy filtering.
Outbound TLS client authentication on port 443 with mutual TLS authentication
(Orchestration layer)
Outbound listing of Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN)
(Orchestration layer)

Internal network

The cluster nodes will need the same network access to the data source as is required by Tableau Desktop.

Tableau Cloud permissions Site Admin role and the credentials to access the data source.
Data source An authentication method for the data source that is currently supported by Data Connect and that is network accessible from the cluster.

Personal Access Tokens

Personal access tokens (PAT) reduce risk in the event credentials are compromised. When a PAT is created, it is hashed then stored in the repository. After the PAT is hashed and stored, the PAT secret is shown once to the user and then no longer accessible after the user dismisses the dialog. Therefore, you must copy the PAT to a safe place and handle the PAT as a password.

A user can have up to 10 PATs. The 10 PAT token limit corresponds to the maximum replication count of containers that are created. If more PAT tokens are required, contact the account support team at

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