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ArcGIS Monitor system requirements

ArcGIS Monitor Administrator and ArcGIS Monitor Server can be installed on individual machines and have both shared and specific system requirements.

Operating system requirements

The following 64-bit operating systems satisfy the minimum operating system requirements. Support is not provided for 32-bit operating systems.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter


Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise 64 bit

Creators Update

Windows 8.1 Pro, and Enterprise 64 bit

Update: April 2017

Hardware requirements

A dedicated server machine with 4 CPU cores, 16 GB RAM, and an additional 2 CPU cores and 4 GB RAM per monitor service.


These requirements may need to be adjusted based on business needs, which must be considered to meet performance and scalability expectations.

Database requirements for Monitor Server

You must install MongoDB Community Server or Enterprise Server edition version 4.0, 3.6.x, or 3.4.x before you install ArcGIS Monitor. The free Community Server edition is available for download from the MongoDB website and is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License. Installing the software doesn't require any database administration skills. You can also watch a video tutorial on how to download MongoDB.

Initially, 50 GB of storage space is recommended for the MongoDB data store. Actual storage requirements may need to be adjusted to accommodate the counters and sample intervals defined for your business needs.


The MongoDB bind IP is limited to local ArcGIS Monitor Server connections by default, resulting in improved security. Only user accounts with access to the machine where ArcGIS Monitor Server is installed can gain access to the MongoDB databases.

Firewall settings for Monitor Server

Monitor Server communicates on port 443 and MongoDB communicates on port 27017 by default.


If IIS is running on the machine, port 443 may already be in use and you'll need to choose a different port number, such as 444.

If MaxUserPort has been set, ensure that MaxUserPort = 65534 is set in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters.

Firewall settings for Monitor Administrator

Monitor Administrator communicates on ports 7999, 8000, plus one port for each additional monitor service. Ensure that nothing else is listening to these ports and that they're not blocked by firewall rules.

SSL certificates for Monitor Server

Monitor Server comes preconfigured with a self-signed certificate to allow the server to be initially tested and to help you quickly verify that your installation was successful. You must request a certificate from a trusted certificate authority (CA) and configure the server to use it. This could be a domain certificate issued by your organization or a CA-signed certificate.

Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later is required. If your operating system includes Microsoft .NET Framework, confirm that it's enabled using Windows Features. If your operating system does not include Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later, you can download it from Microsoft and enable it using Windows Features.

Supported web browsers for Monitor Server

Monitor Server requires one of the following web browsers to be installed:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

    For Microsoft Edge, you must use fully qualified domain syntax (

Email for Monitor Server

Monitor Server requires an email address that will be used for sending alerts.


The email address must already exist.