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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and ArcGIS Enterprise

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows you to create a subnet of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances that can act as your own private network in the cloud. You can work with this subnet independently in the cloud or use it with a VPN connection to expand your organization's internal network.

You need to first create the subnet using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console or one of the AWS APIs.

Esri provides AWS Cloud Formation templates that allow you to deploy in a VPC.

If you use the AWS Management Console to create an ArcGIS Server site or deploy ArcGIS Enterprise, you can deploy in a VPC.


When an EC2 instance is in a VPC endpoint, the instance can only read and write to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets in the AWS region in which the instance is deployed. If you want to use the webgisdr tool to back up your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, and you want to store the backup content in an S3 bucket that's in a different region from the EC2 instance, delete the VPC endpoint associated with the EC2 instance.

If you use ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services to create an ArcGIS Server site, Cloud Builder detects the VPC subnets associated with your Amazon account and displays them in a drop-down list in the Amazon Web Services panel. Use the drop-down list to select a subnet and launch your ArcGIS Server site within it.