Load Balancing Tableau

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Configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if your Tableau traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

1   Introduction 

Tableau is one of the fastest evolving Business Intelligence (BI) and data visualization tool that allows people to see and understand their data. It is very fast to deploy, easy to learn and very intuitive to use for a customer.  

 

1.1  Document Purpose

This section details a configuration for a specific application that has been provided by a customer but has yet to be fully tested.

This specific configuration will ensure that your Tableau servers are highly-available, scalable, and secure.

Configuration has yet to be fully verified, Kemp Support will gladly assist if your Tableau traffic is not flowing as expected.

 

2  Configuration Required

 

2.1  Global Configuration

      No Changes Required

      

2.2  Virtual Service Configuration

 One virtual Service is required that will listen on port 443. If required a second virtual service will be used to redirect traffic to port 443.

 

Port 80 Redirect

When 443 Virtual Service is created, navigate to Modify VS --> Advanced Properties --> Add a Port 80 Redirector VS

 

 

 

2.3   Virtual Service

      > New Virtual Service

      > Enter IP Address

      > Port = 443

      >  Service Name = Tableau

 

2.4    Standard Options   

      > Disable Transparency

      >  Persistence = Super HTTP (You will need to enable "SSL Acceleration" in SSL Properties in section  2.5) 

      >  Timeout =  1 Hours

      > Scheduling Method = Least Connection

 

 

2.5     Enable SSL Acceleration

      >  Assign Certificate

 

2.6    Real Servers

      > Checker Parameter Type = HTTP

      > Check Port = 80

      > New

      > Enter Real Server IP Address

      > Port = 80  

      > Forwarding Method = NAT

 

If you have successfully Load Balanced your Tableau Servers by implementing this specific configuration, please give a thumbs up or please leave a comment on a possible alteration that was required to make it function. Thank you

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