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What's new for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 on Amazon Web Services

At 10.6, a new utility is available to help you deploy ArcGIS Enterprise on AWS. There are also new Esri sample CloudFormation templates to create an Elastic Load Balancer.

At each release, new versions of the Esri Amazon Machine Images are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Improvements are also made in existing Esri sample CloudFormation templates.

See the latest deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are still compatible with ArcGIS 10.6 and to see a list of deprecated functionality.

New configuration utility

A new command line utility is available that allows you to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise from a command prompt or script using AWS CloudFormation templates. The utility—ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services—provides different operations that allow you to do the following:

  • Prepare for deployment—The utility creates an AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket and loads the files required to deploy, such as an SSL certificate and ArcGIS license files.
  • Create an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment—The utility uses the Esri AMIs and AWS resources to deploy the base ArcGIS Enterprise components and ArcGIS Server roles.
  • Delete a deployment—If you no longer need a deployment you created using the ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder CLI for AWS, you can use the ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder CLI for AWS utility to delete the machines and other resources on AWS involved in the deployment.

Changes in Esri Amazon Machine Images

You no longer need to work with Esri Professional Services to access Esri AMIs in GovCloud. If your AWS account has access to GovCloud, you can use the 10.5.1 and 10.6 AMIs on the AWS Marketplace in GovCloud.

Due to low demand, the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise AMI that includes SQL Server Standard and the Japanese AMI are no longer produced. If you want an enterprise geodatabase in SQL Server on AWS, you can Amazon Relational Data Service for SQL Server or SQL Server Express. You can continue to upgrade your existing enterprise geodatabases in SQL Server standard, though.