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Hi Matt Herrett,
Welcome to the Tableau forums!
If you are looking for guidance regarding the implementation of Bridge, I got you cover:
Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL will run fine, no worries.
Regarding Netscape, I had no experience with this and I haven't found any interesting information about the latter, so I'll leave it for the community.
Let me know if you need further support.
Lénaïc RIÉDINGER, Global Community Engineer Tableau
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Hey Matt Herrett,
Briefly: I think what you're proposing would work, but may not be necessary.
Bridge does not require any direct, incoming connections from Online to function (it initiates all communication on an out-bound from client basis). Does the no direct incoming connections to server within the domain policy apply to the database servers themselves? I'm not clear how you'd use Windows Authentication in this case, but maybe I'm mis-understanding (wouldn't be the first time :-) ). If the policy is regarding opening inbound ports for Bridge then you should be fine without using load balancer. Bridge will open outbound connections directly to Online.
Assuming I've mis-understood - I think your load balancer scheme should work, and I'd encourage you to try it out. It should work fine for extract refreshes (that's just plain old SSL), and for live connections we use Web Sockets which should flow just fine as long as Bridge can successfully reach Online across your firewalls & LB.
I hope that helps, let me know!
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