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What's new for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1 and 10.6 on Amazon Web Services

At each release, new versions of the Esri Amazon Machine Images are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Improvements are also made to 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 10.6.1 and to see a list of deprecated functionality.

For information on bug fixes, see the ArcGIS 10.6 issues addressed and ArcGIS 10.6.1 issues addressed lists.

New in 10.6.1

New Esri sample CloudFormation templates are available to upgrade ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 and stand-alone ArcGIS Server 10.5 or newer sites to 10.6.1. You can use these templates to upgrade if you used a CloudFormation template (directly or using the ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services utility) to deploy your site.

A new Esri sample CloudFormation template is available to create a load balancer for a ArcGIS GeoEvent Server site on AWS.

If you store your map or image service caches in Amazon S3, you can now use an IAM role to connect to the bucket. You can also use the following geoprocessing tools to manage caches in S3: Export Map Server Cache, Import Map Server Cache, and Exporting tiles.

At 10.6.1, Esri sample CloudFormation templates that create stand-alone or federated ArcGIS Server sites no longer create a geodatabase named geodata. The egdb geodatabase created by these same CloudFormation templates is now a registered database rather than a managed database.

10.6.1 is the final release of ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services. You should use the ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services for new deployments.

New in 10.6

At 10.6, a new utility—ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services—is available to help you deploy ArcGIS Enterprise on AWS. There are also new Esri sample CloudFormation templates to create an Elastic Load Balancer.

New deployment utility

The ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services utility allows you to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise from a command prompt or script using AWS CloudFormation templates. The utility 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 or ArcGIS Server 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. To deploy new enterprise geodatabases in SQL Server on AWS, you can use Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server or SQL Server Express. If you have existing deployments on SQL Server standard, you can continue to upgrade your enterprise geodatabases.

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  1. New in 10.6.1
  2. New in 10.6