Let's start our journey. This process should be straightforward and I hope you have some Linux experience. We are going to use CLI. We can choose from Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS 7, Amazon Linux 2, and Oracle Linux. You should check with the documentation before installing in order to use the last available version of Linux that supports Tableau.
For our purpose we will use RHEL, but you can choose any other Linux distribution. Let's do it:
- Log in to AWS and go to the EC2 dashboard. In the previous recipe, we created VPC and a security group that we will use for this recipe as well.
- Now, we need to launch EC2 with RHEL 7. Go to the Amazon EC2 Console and under Create Instance, click on Launch Instance ...