Esri releases new ArcGIS Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) shortly after each new ArcGIS Enterprise release. You should use the latest AMIs when you build new deployments.
How you update an existing deployment depends on the type of deployment and how you created it.
- If you deployed a stand-alone ArcGIS Server 10.5.x or 10.6 site using AWS CloudFormation templates, you can use a CloudFormation template provided by Esri to upgrade.
- If you created an ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 deployment using AWS CloudFormation templates or ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services, you can use a CloudFormation template provided by Esri to upgrade.
- If you used AWS Management Console to create your ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, upgrade the software the same way you would upgrade on-premises. See the following upgrade topics for each component you need to upgrade:
- If you built an ArcGIS Server site using ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services, you can use Cloud Builder to upgrade the site. See one of the following topics for information on upgrading a site that you created using the Cloud Builder app:
- Single-machine ArcGIS Server site
- Windows multiple-machine ArcGIS Server site
- Ubuntu multiple-machine ArcGIS Server site
- Single-machine ArcGIS Enterprise deployment
- Multi-machine ArcGIS Enterprise deployment
ArcGIS 10.6.1 is the final release of ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services.
Before upgrading an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, use the webgisdr tool installed with Portal for ArcGIS to create a backup of all the ArcGIS Enterprise components. This backup allows you to restore your deployment using the same URLs if you encounter issues that require you to revert to your old deployment.
If you don't want to apply the update on an existing instance, you can either maintain your site at its current version or launch a new site using the latest ArcGIS Enterprise on AWS AMIs and redeploy your services, data, and applications on it.