Step 1: Kubernetes Cluster Setup

The Data Connect Kubernetes cluster is used for access to private network data for Tableau Cloud. The cluster cannot be reused for any other purpose.

  1. Verify that your secondary volume is unformatted. On the linux cluster node, run the following command:

    lsblk -f

    The following shows the extra volume nvme1n1 on a cluster node as unformatted and the FSTYPE is empty:

  2. On your Tableau Cloud site, go to Settings > Bridge > Add New Pool.

    The pool name must be lowercase with no spaces or underscores. Once the pool is created, you can find the pool ID by clicking on the name of the pool. For example:

  3. On your Tableau Cloud site, go to Settings > General > Personal Access Tokens.

    1. Make sure Enable personal access tokens is checked.

    2. Select Custom days and enter 365.

  4. In the upper right, click your user profile icon and select My Account Settings.

  5. Go to Personal Access Tokens and enter a name for your token and click Create Token.

    The token name should follow the naming convention:

    bridge-$POOL_ID-$INDEX, where $INDEX starts with 0.

  6. Click the Copy Secret button and save the token names and token values to a YAML file. For example,

    File name and location:

    Linux: ~/tokens.yaml

    Windows: %USERPROFILE%\tokens.yaml

    Content of the file:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Secret
    metadata:
    	name: <token0_name>
    type: Opaque
    stringData:
    	value: “<token0_value>”
    ---
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Secret
    metadata:
    	name: <token1_name>
    type: Opaque
    stringData:
    value: “<token1_value>”

    Note: PAT secrets must be separated using a 3 hyphen separator (---).

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