To create ArcSDE geodatabases for IBM DB2, Informix, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server, the ArcSDE component of ArcGIS Server Enterprise must be installed and a post-installation setup completed.
ArcSDE installation and upgrade guides are provided with the software installation media. You can also use the following links to obtain these guides. Choose the installation that applies to you:
- ArcSDE 10 for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, or Windows
- ArcSDE 10 for DB2 on z/OS
- ArcSDE 10 for Informix
- ArcSDE 10 for Oracle
- ArcSDE 10 for PostgreSQL
- ArcSDE 10 for SQL Server
To create ArcSDE geodatabases for SQL Server Express licensed through ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, or ArcGIS Server Workgroup, you install SQL Server Express, enable the SQL Server Express instance to store geodatabases, then add the database server to ArcCatalog and create a new geodatabase. These installation guides are provided with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, or ArcGIS Server Workgroup. You can also use the following links to open these guides:
Configuring ArcSDE Geodatabases
Geodatabase administration is an ongoing process. Geodatabase configuration is done to customize how data is stored in your geodatabase and how it is accessed. The documents provided here will help you with administrative and configuration tasks.
To administer your ArcSDE geodatabase licensed through ArcGIS Server Enterprise, you will likely need to use at least some of the ArcSDE commands. The ArcSDE Administration Command Reference provides syntax, definitions, and examples for using these commands.
To help you administer and configure your ArcSDE geodatabase, overview topics that link to pertinent information for each DBMS are in the help.