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AWS deployment example

AWS provides a cloud infrastructure with all the services and computing power you need to provide a reliable cloud deployment platform for Qlik Sense that can perform regardless of unexpected changes in demand, and concurrency.

Qlik Sense single-node deployment on AWS

Components in a typical Qlik Sense single-node deployment on AWS:

  • VPC - Virtual Private Cloud. A logically isolated virtual network that shares a common security configuration that you define.
  • Subnet - you need at least one subnet within the VPC. This could be a public, or private subnet.
    • Public subnet - subnet with direct access to the internet.
    • Private - a subnet that cannot be reached from the internet.
  • RDS - Relational database service. Use this for the repository to provide high availability without the same complexity as a PostgreSQL database.
  • NAT instance (optional) - restricts traffic to private subnets but allows outgoing traffic to the internet. For example, if an EC2 instance is launched inside the private network it can access the internet.
  • Windows Server instance - deployed inside the default subnet to host your Qlik Sense installation.
  • Security groups - act as a virtual firewall controlling which IP addresses can gain access to your instance. Use the Amazon Management Console to create a security group called Qlik Sense.
  • Key pair - a Qlik Sense.pem file that you create and store locally. This file handles authentication when you connect to your AWS instance.
  • IAM - Identity and Access Management. You need IAM to manage the fine-grained permissions required for access to different AWS services.
  • Qlik Sense Server node - a single node deployed on Windows Server inside the default subnet.

Deployment options:

  • Qlik Sense node in a public subnet with direct Internet access.
  • Qlik Sense node in a private subnet without Internet access.

The decision whether to choose a public or private subnet in your deployment depends on your overall solution requirements.

The following example shows a complete Qlik Sense Enterprise, single node deployment on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.

A complete Qlik Sense Enterprise single-node deployment on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Users use an HTML5 browser or smart mobile device to connect to the AWS Management Console and the internet. An internet gateway leads inside the Amazom VPC, which contains one public and two private subnets. An opteonal NAT EC2 leads through the public subnet into the private Qlik Sense subnet, containing the Qlik Sense network security group, then to the VPC/AWS data sources subnet, containing the AWS security group.

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