ArcGIS 10.2.x for Server system requirements

Visit Esri Support for information on earlier versions.

Table of Contents

Supported server platforms

ArcGIS Server Manager supported browsers

Hardware requirements

ArcGIS Server Amazon Machine Images

Supported virtualization requirements

ArcGIS for Server supported platforms (Windows)

Operating Systems

Minimum OS Version

Maximum OS Version

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter*

Update: April 2014**

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

Windows 2008 R2 Server Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1

Windows 2008 Server Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP2

SP2

Windows 2003 Server Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP2

SP2

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise*

Update: April 2014**

Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise

Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional

SP1

Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business

SP2

SP2

Windows XP Professional Edition

SP2

SP2

*Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 support begins at ArcGIS 10.2.1.

**Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: April 2014 support begins at ArcGIS 10.2.2.

ArcGIS for Server supported platforms (Linux)

Operating Systems

Minimum OS Version

Maximum OS Version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5

Update 7 + libX11 patch*

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

SP1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • 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:
    • For RHEL 6: from Desktop group
      • X Window System package group
      • Xvfb
      • freetype
      • fontconfig
      • mesa-libGL
      • mesa-libGLU

CautionCaution:

For all supported RHEL versions, xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.17.x is not supported, please see the following technical article for more information: KB article 13452

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.

For RHEL 5: from Base System group

  • X Window System package group
  • freetype
  • fontconfig
  • mesa-libGL
  • mesa-libGLU

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

SUSE Linux 11

  • 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
      • freetype
      • fontconfig
      • mesa-libGL
      • mesa-libGLU

ArcGIS Server Manager supported browsers

It is recommended that you use Manager in either a Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11 browser for the best possible experience. Using Internet Explorer 8 may result in a lower-quality display of Manager.

Hardware requirements

For a development environment, the minimum RAM requirement for ArcGIS Server is 4 GB. If you are using ArcGIS for Server with the ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server, the minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. These requirements are 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.

6/24/2016