System Requirements

Version:
2022.1
Last modified: September 27, 2022

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

Hardware

Processor 64-bit and 2.5 GHz or faster
CPU

4 core minimum per Alteryx Server node 

8-16 cores or more for enterprise production deployment

System Memory 32 GB
Recommended Minimum Disk Size 1 TB
Memory Considerations for AMP Engine Use

AMP Memory Requirements

We’ve separated our recommendations into 2 different categories: Minimum Hardware Requirements and Recommended Hardware for Optimal Performance

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Server minimum hardware requirements are defined as the minimum hardware needed to run a stable installation of Alteryx Server. If you don't meet minimum requirements, it puts you at risk of having poor performance and/or having the service shut itself down on any node where the engine runs. 

The following minimum hardware requirements are recommended for desired number of concurrent workflows:

Server minimum hardware requirements for desired number of concurrent workflows.

 

Note that the green highlighted line is the minimum recommended configuration. The line showing information for 1 concurrent workflow is helpful for you to understand how much you need to increase resources to add 1 additional job to the existing configuration.

Recommended Hardware for Optimal Performance

Server optimal performance hardware recommendations are defined as the sweet spot in hardware where Server can complete workflows as efficiently as possible. This is useful to eliminate congestion on busy systems. 

The following hardware recommendations are recommended for optimal performance: 

Server optimal performance hardware recommendations, defined as the sweet spot in hardware where Server can complete workflows as efficiently as possible.

*Logical cores are either vCPUs or logical cores within a physical core. The standardization to refer to logical cores is a way of comparing consistently across both physical on-prem servers and virtual servers in the cloud.

Software

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or higher
  • Mongo DB
    • To configure a machine to run a Server instance you have to use MongoDB. MongoDB version 4.0 is embedded with Server 2019.3+. If you are upgrading from a version before 2018.1, you need to upgrade to a version between 2018.1-2019.2 before upgrading to 2019.3. MongoDB versions 3.0, 3.4 and 4.0 are supported for user-managed instances.

    • For embedded MongoDB, the host, username, and password are automatically generated. 
    • 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.

  • Install Predictive Tools to run workflows that use the Predictive Tools on Server. 

  • FIPS mode disabled.

Ports

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

Public  
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

Permissions

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 whitelist.alteryx.com web domain used by the Alteryx licensing system.

File Share Access

Read and write permissions to the file share.

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. 

Run As User In hardened server environments with restrictive permissions policies, you might need to enable Windows Server security permissions in support of run-as credentials. Configure Required Run As User Permissions.

Base Address and SMTP

  • 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.
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