In order to make the most of Qlik Sense, it is recommended to take the following into consideration when planning your deployment:
- Architecture: Qlik Sense features a distributed architecture that consists of one or more nodes (that is, server machines) that together form a site. One node assumes the role of central node, which is used as the central point of control.
- Deployment: Qlik Sense can be deployed in different ways to suit different needs. You can, for example, set up production sites, development sites, and geographically dispersed sites.
- Backup and restore: It is recommended to back up your Qlik Sense site and the certificates used on the central node, so that they are available in case a restore is needed.
- Security: Sites can be deployed in a number of ways. Qlik Sense has therefore been designed to support security in many different ways.
- Log messages: The log messages produced by Qlik Sense provide important information that can be used to detect security incidents, operational problems, and policy violations.
- Licensing: The licensing in Qlik Sense is based on tokens, which are used to allocate access passes that allow users to access Qlik Sense. There are different types of access passes to choose from and each type corresponds to a specific consumption model for accessing Qlik Sense.