There are several ways you can add tiles to a cache.
- Build the cache automatically when the service is published.
- Build the cache manually after the service is published using the Manage Map Server Cache Tiles geoprocessing tool.
- Build the tiles on demand when they are first visited by a user.
A small cache can be built in one attempt at the time the service is published. Large caches require more planning and may require that you run the caching tools manually or that you fill in some tiles on demand. See Strategies for creating map cache tiles.
The following sections explain ways that you can add tiles to a cache. These sections go into more detail than the basic steps for creating a cache.
Build the cache automatically when the service is published
When you publish the service from ArcGIS Pro, you can choose to build the cache automatically at the time the service is published.
When you choose to build the cache automatically when publishing, the caching job is sent to the ArcGIS Server site.
If you do not build tiles when you publish the service, you can build them later using the Manage Map Server Cache Tiles tool or use on-demand caching.
Build the cache manually after the service is published
If you choose to build the cache manually after the service is published, use the Manage Map Server Cache Tiles geoprocessing tool in the Server Toolbox. This tool allows you to create, delete, or update tiles in the cache.
You cannot launch the caching tools from ArcGIS Server Manager.
Cache on demand
You can configure the cache to create tiles when an end user navigates to an uncached area of the map. This practice of on-demand caching should be used as a way to display less-commonly visited areas of the map that you do not have the time or disk space to cache in full. See Map caching on demand to learn how to set up and use on-demand caching.