Creating the geodatabase and configuring it in ArcSDE (Production Mapping)
Creating an enterprise geodatabase
The server administrator needs to create a new enterprise geodatabase in SQL Server that can be used as the product library.
Recommendations for geodatabases in SQL Server
It is recommended that the following parameter values are used when creating an enterprise geodatabase in SQL Server.
Server Memory: Use AWE to allocate memory
Processors: Boost SQL Server Priority
Security SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode
Connections: Maximum number of concurrent connections
0 = unlimited
Connections: Allow remote connections to this server
Configuring the geodatabase in ArcSDE
The DBMS used for the geodatabase should be configured before the product library is set up with the default geometry storage. See Geodatabase storage in relational databases or The SERVER_CONFIG system table for more information.
All default serverconfig settings should be used, except for TCPKEEPALIVE; make sure the TCPKEEPALIVE value is set to TRUE. This command should be used from the command prompt of a machine where the ArcSDE application server is installed.
Copying and pasting the example may cause syntax errors.
sdeconfig -o alter -v TCPKEEPALIVE=TRUE -i sde:sqlserver:<database_name>\SQLSERVER -u sde -p <sde_password>
For more information, see the ArcSDE Administration Command Reference, which is included with the ArcSDE application server installation.