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System Requirements

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

Required Minimums for Server 2021.4


Minimum Requirements Per Server Node

Recommendations for Production Environments Per Server Node (Multi-Node Environment)*


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


*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


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit or later

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or higher

Administrator Rights

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

Active Directory Read Access

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



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 Server. The URL defaults to http://localhost/gallery/ which you can use to run the Server locally.

SMTP Server

SMTP host information is required for Server email notifications. Notifications and account validations are managed via email.

Alteryx Admin User

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

Database type

Server configuration requires MongoDB. MongoDB version 4.2 is embedded with Server 2021.3.6+.

  • Embedded MongoDB: 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: Server supports MongoDB versions 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, 5.0, and 6.0 for user-managed instances.

  • 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