ArcGIS Enterprise Builder is an installation and configuration wizard that sets up a base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment on a single machine. ArcGIS Enterprise Builder works in two parts:
- It installs ArcGIS Enterprise software on your machine.
- Next, it opens a browser window to configure the software. Once complete, you can access both your ArcGIS Enterprise portal and ArcGIS Server Manager.
You can also use the ArcGIS Enterprise Builder command line utility to configure the software.
This is useful if you're unable to use a browser to complete configuration, such as when using Ubuntu Server LTS.
When ArcGIS Enterprise Builder is complete, you can start using ArcGIS Enterprise in your organization to create maps, conduct analysis, and share content through a variety of apps.
To get started with ArcGIS Enterprise Builder, do the following:
- Watch the ArcGIS Enterprise Builder video.
- Review the ArcGIS Enterprise base deployment Quick Start Guide for best practices and tips for getting started.
- Follow step-by-step instructions in the installation guide and build your deployment.
Limitations of ArcGIS Enterprise Builder
ArcGIS Enterprise Builder has the following limitations:
- It creates a base deployment on a single machine only; it does not create a multimachine base deployment.
- It standardizes the installation directories for all software components. You cannot customize the installation directory location on a per-component basis.
- It does not support configuration with a DNS alias.
If any of these limitations apply to your configuration, consider using another tool to automate your deployment. For on-premises or cloud deployments, it is recommended that you use Chef scripts to automate installation and configuration.
If you're deploying on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, you can use tools provided by Esri, such as Cloud Builder or CloudFormation templates to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise. To learn more about these tools, see Deployment options on Amazon Web Services or ArcGIS on Microsoft Azure.
For all other deployments, follow the steps in Tutorial: Set up a base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment to get started.