System Requirements

Last modified: May 16, 2023

Server is supported on desktop computers, stand-alone servers, and virtual machine environments with the following minimum requirements.


  Minimum Requirements Per Server Node Recommendations for Production Environments Per Server Node (Multi-Node Environment)*
CPU Intel or AMD x86-64 (64-bit) Intel Xeon E, Xeon W, AMD EPYC 7xx2, AMD Threadripper, or better
Number of CPU Cores**

4 cores (8 logical cores) per node

Example Environment:

  • Server UI, Worker, and Controller all run on the same 8 logical core node

8+ cores (16+ logical cores) per node

Example Environment:

  • Server UI: 16 logical cores
  • Controller: 16 logical cores
  • Worker1: 16 logical cores
  • Worker2: 16 logical cores
System Memory 16 GB 32+ GB
Recommended Minimum Disk Size 500 GB 1+ TB SSD 

*Enterprise Production Deployments vary per use case. For assistance assessing hardware sizing needs, talk to your Alteryx representative. Learn more in this whitepaper and our Configuration Page.

**This table assumes 1 physical core to be equal to 2 logical cores. For more information, please see our licensing definitions page

Other Requirements

OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit or later
Administrator Rights

Admin access to the host server's operating system or physical access to the server hardware is required to install Server.

Local Admin Rights Local administrator rights are required for the user account that runs the Alteryx Service. 
Active Directory Read Access

Read access to Active Directory, if you plan to use Integrated Windows Authentication. Visit the Gallery Authentication help page to learn more about authentication options.

FIPS Mode Disabled
Access to Alteryx Licensing System

Ensure the computer can contact the web domain used by the Alteryx licensing system.

File Share Access

Read and write permissions to the file share.

Predictive Tools Install Install Predictive Tools to run workflows that use the Predictive Tools on Server. 
Base Address The base address is the URL that users use to access the Gallery. The URL defaults to http://localhost/gallery/ which you can use to run the Gallery locally.
SMTP Server SMTP host information is required for Gallery email notifications. Notifications and account validations are managed via email.
Alteryx Admin User 

The Gallery administrator can manage users and workflows. A Default Gallery Admin is specified when configuring the authentication for the Gallery. Visit the Gallery Authentication help page to learn more about specifying a Default Gallery Admin. 

Database type

Server configuration requires MongoDB. 

Embedded MongoDB

  • For 2019.3 - 2021.3.5: MongoDB version 4.0 is embedded with Server 2019.3 - 2021.3.5. If you are using embedded MongoDB and upgrading from a version prior to 2018.1, you need to upgrade to a version between 2018.1-2019.2 before you upgrade to 2019.3.5. 
  • For 2021.3.6+: MongoDB version 4.2 is embedded with Server 2021.3.6+. If you are upgrading from a version prior to 2021.3.6, you must start with a version of Server that uses MongoDB 4.0 before you upgrade to 2021.3.6 version or higher. Versions of Server that use embedded MongoDB include 2019.3 through 2021.3.5.
  • For embedded MongoDB, the host, username, and password are automatically generated. 

User-Managed MongoDB

  • For 2021.3.1 - 2021.3.5: Server supports MongoDB versions 3.4, 4.0, and 4.0 Atlas.
  • For Server 2021.3.6+: Server supports MongoDB versions 4.0, 4.2 and 4.4. 
  • For user-managed MongoDB, specify the host, username, and password from your MongoDB instance.

If you were previously using SQLite for Alteryx Scheduler, jobs have to be manually re-scheduled when switching to MongoDB.

For more information, visit the MongoDB Schema Reference help page.


These are the default ports used by Server. You can customize Server ports if necessary.


  • 80: AlteryxService, Non-SSL/TLS AlteryxServerHost (webserver), and AlteryxAuthHost (Authentication Service)
  • 443: AlteryxServerHost (webserver) and AlteryxAuthHost (Authentication Service) with SSL/TLS
  • 27018: Embedded MongoDB
Loopback only
  • 5562: AlteryxMetrics
  • 8700-8799: Python for Insights
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