ArcGIS 10.1 for Server system requirements

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Table of Contents

Supported server platforms

Supported browsers with ArcGIS Server Manager

Operating system requirements and limitations

Hardware requirements

ArcGIS Server Amazon Machine Images

Supported virtualization requirements

ArcGIS for Server supported platforms (Linux)

Operating Systems

Minimum OS Version

Maximum OS Version

Limitations

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6

Linux requirements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 (64-bit)

Update 7 + libX11 patch*

Linux requirements

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

SP1

Linux requirements

ArcGIS for Server supported platforms (Windows)

Operating Systems

Minimum OS Version

Maximum OS Version

Limitations

Windows Server 2012 Standard, and Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T))**

Microsoft requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

SP1

Microsoft requirements

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Microsoft requirements

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Microsoft requirements

Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise (64-bit(EM64T))**

Microsoft requirements

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional Edition (64-bit(EM64T))

SP1

Microsoft requirements

Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business (64-bit(EM64T))

SP2

SP2

Microsoft requirements

Windows XP Professional Edition (64-bit (EM64T))

SP2

SP2

Microsoft requirements

**Support begins at ArcGIS 10.1 SP1.

ArcGIS for Server Operating system requirements and limitations

All platforms

  • ArcGIS Server requires a 64-bit operating system.
  • Python 2.7 (64 bit) is installed with ArcGIS for Server.

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 8 (64 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Vista (64 bit), and XP (64 bit): These operating systems are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.

Linux

  • ArcGIS for Server is only supported on Linux x86_64, on CPUs that adhere to the x86_64 architecture (64-bit), with supported Linux releases.
  • It is a requirement that the OS (binary) has not been modified. Esri does not provide any support if products are installed on Developer's Release of an Operating System.
  • The File handle limit for the installation user needs to be set to 65535.
  • The process limit needs to be increased from 1024 to 25059.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit only)

  • The Linux patches from RHEL AS/ES will be supported as long as the patches are supported by the web servers and they are from Red Hat without any modification to the latest kernel/glibc version.
  • The following package groups are required:
    • from Desktop group
      • X Window System package group

Visit Red Hat Support for RHEL 6 Update 4 + xorg-x11-server patch information. For more information, please see KB Article 42226 on the Esri Support Site.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64 bit only)

  • The Linux patches from RHEL AS/ES will be supported as long as the patches are supported by the web servers and they are from Red Hat without any modification to the latest kernel/glibc version.
  • The following package groups are required:
    • from Base System group
      • X Window System package group

*Visit Red Hat Support for RHEL 5 Update 7 + libX11 patch information.

SUSE Linux 11 (64 bit only)

  • The Linux patches for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be supported as long as they are from SUSE Linux without any modification to the latest kernel/glibc version.
  • The following software packages are required:
    • from System/X11/Utilities package group
      • X Window System

Hardware requirements

For a development environment, the minimum RAM requirement for ArcGIS Server is 4 GB. This requirement is based on a typical development server with the following environment:

For a production environment, hardware minimum requirements are not listed because user and business needs of ArcGIS Server may vary. These requirements must be considered in determining hardware needs to meet user performance expectations and scalability. Please refer to the Infrastructure Performance Considerations and System Design Strategies wiki for assistance in designing a server infrastructure that would meet your business requirements.

Support for ArcGIS Server Amazon Machine Images

ArcGIS Server Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are certified by Esri as a ready to use image of ArcGIS for Server in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AMIs include specific customizations of the ArcGIS for Server configuration to make the deployment efficient and reliable in AWS. Support doesn't cover running the setup of ArcGIS for Server on AWS EC2 instances. Support only covers users who leverage the certified AMIs.

Windows AMI customization

As users make changes to the setup and configuration of the ArcGIS Server AMIs, those changes divert the AMIs from the certified original setup. If the changes are already supported on the Windows operating system, it will be supported. Otherwise, those changes will be managed as unsupported changes.

Linux (Ubuntu) AMI customization

ArcGIS Server AMI for Linux is available on Ubuntu. Certification and support on Ubuntu is only for the Esri released ArcGIS Server AMI. Changes to the Esri released AMI will be treated as changes on an unsupported system.

Supported virtualization environments

All components of ArcGIS for Server, including ArcSDE, are fully supported on virtual environments as long as they run on supported platforms. See supported server platforms above. When running third-party applications with ArcGIS for Server, such as relational databases, the application must also be supported in a virtual environment. Check the third-party vendor for its virtualization support.

If an issue is found to be specific to Esri software in a virtual environment, Esri Support Services will attempt to reproduce the issue on a stand-alone machine. If an issue cannot be reproduced with any of the supported server platforms above on a stand-alone machine, Esri will not provide a fix or further support for issues that are specific to virtual environments except when the issues are in the following VM environments:

For additional information, see ArcGIS for Server and Virtualization.

8/11/2014