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What's new for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 on Amazon Web Services

At each release, new versions of each Esri Amazon Machine Image (AMI) are available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

See the latest deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are compatible with ArcGIS 10.9 and to see a list of deprecated functionality.

For information on bug fixes, see the 10.9 Issues Addressed List.

Additional functionality and changes in the 10.9 release of ArcGIS Enterprise on Amazon Web Services are described in the following sections.

Automation and upgrades

A new automation framework has been implemented at 10.9 to improve reliability of deployments and upgrades. Deployments you create with 10.9 ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder for Amazon Web Services or Esri AWS CloudFormation templates will use this new framework. However, the framework change means you cannot use 10.9 Cloud Builder or CloudFormation templates to upgrade older deployments.

To upgrade to 10.9, you must either use Chef scripts or connect to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and upgrade the software the same way you would upgrade software installed on machines on-premises. See ArcGIS upgrades on Amazon Web Services for more information.

New sample Amazon Web Services CloudFormation templates

Templates have been added at this release that allow you to launch the following stacks using CloudFormation:

There is also a new template to federate an existing ArcGIS Server site with an ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

Using these new templates, you can create a more customized ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, with different components running on separate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances.

Changes in ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder for Amazon Web Services

You can now provide a custom AMI ID when creating a deployment in Cloud Builder or use the default AMI ID for the operating system you choose for your deployment. At this time, you must provide an AMI ID if you deploy on Ubuntu in AWS GovCloud.

When you create an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment using Cloud Builder, ArcGIS Web Adaptor is configured for both the portal and the hosting server, and you can specify the name used for the web adaptor. ArcGIS Web Adaptor is also configured when you create an ArcGIS Server site, and you can specify the web adaptor name.

You can create and register an enterprise geodatabase in Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL-compatible edition), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL, or Amazon RDS for SQL Server (Windows only) to stand-alone ArcGIS Server sites you create using Cloud Builder. If you create a stand-alone ArcGIS GIS Server site, you have the option to add a managed database to the site.

If you include a spatiotemporal big data store with your deployment, a new Cloud Builder page allows you to choose specifications for the EC2 instances included in the data store and configure a backup location for the spatiotemporal big data store.

ArcGIS Enterprise Cloud Builder Command Line Interface for Amazon Web Services

New parameters and key pairs are available for including a spatiotemporal big data store and registered databases in your deployment.