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ArcGIS Data Store 10.5.x system requirements

The system and hardware requirements that are required to run ArcGIS Data Store are listed below. ArcGIS Data Store is a component of ArcGIS Enterprise; they both support the same operating systems and browsers.

It's recommended that you review the deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are still compatible with version 10.5.1.

Operating system requirements

The following 64-bit operating systems satisfy the minimum operating system requirements. Support is not provided for 32-bit operating systems; the setup will only proceed if the operating system is 64-bit.

Machines with an underscore (_) in their names are not supported. Several widely used Internet host name specifications have designated the underscore character as nonstandard. Although Windows allows you to use the underscore in a machine name, it can still cause problems when you interact with other servers and platforms. For this reason, ArcGIS Data Store will not proceed with installation on servers that have an underscore in the host name.

ArcGIS Data Store is not supported on domain controllers. Installing ArcGIS Data Store on a domain controller may adversely affect functionality.

Supported operating systems Latest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64-bit [EM64T])


Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64-bit [EM64T])


Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating systems are supported unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.


Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64-bit [EM64T])

Creators Update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64-bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (64-bit [EM64T])


Disk space requirements

To install and configure ArcGIS Data Store requires a minimum of 13 GB of available disk space on the system drive. This is the minimum disk space requirement for a machine with one empty data store type; it does not take into account the data you will store in the data store or backup files that might be stored on the machine. Given this, you should plan to install ArcGIS Data Store on machines with large quantities of available disk space.


When the machine contains less than 10 GB of free disk space, ArcGIS Data Store begins logging warnings that you are running out of disk space. Once the disk drive contains less that 1 GB of free space, relational data stores are placed in read-only mode, and tile cache and spatiotemporal big data stores are shut down.

To determine the amount of disk space needed on a dedicated ArcGIS Data Store machine, you need to take all of the following into consideration:

  • The software installation uses 800 MB of disk space.
  • Each data store uses an additional amount of space when created and still empty:
    • Tile cache data store = 1 MB
    • Spatiotemporal big data store = 200 MB
    • Relational data store = 2.5 GB*

    *An empty relational data store uses up to 2.5 GB of disk space over time, to support high availability and a reliable backup policy. Upon configuration of the relational data store, approximately 200 MB of disk space is used. The amount of disk space used by the empty relational data store will grow by about 200 MB per hour over the course of 11 hours until settling at 2.5 GB at that time. Data stored in the system during use is in addition to this baseline storage requirement.

  • You need to estimate the amount of disk space needed for the data stored in the data stores.
  • Backup files stored on the data store machine also consume disk space. If you do not configure backups to be written to a shared system drive, you must plan for this additional use of disk space.

Firewall settings

ArcGIS Data Store uses specific ports to communicate with your portal and ArcGIS Server.

  • HTTPS port—ArcGIS Data Store is accessed via secured port 2443.
  • Data store ports—Relational data stores communicate through port 9876. Tile cache data stores communicate through ports 29080 and 29081. Spatiotemporal big data stores communicate through ports 9220 and 9320.

Supported web browsers

ArcGIS Data Store Administration Resources requires one of the following web browsers to be installed:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9, 10, or 11)
  • Microsoft Edge

Supported virtualization environments

All components of ArcGIS Enterprise are fully supported on virtual environments as long as they run on supported platforms. When running third-party applications with ArcGIS Enterprise, such as relational databases, the application must also be supported in a virtual environment. Check the third-party vendor for its virtualization support.

The following virtualization environments are known to perform well with ArcGIS Enterprise:

  • VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

For additional information, see Virtualization and ArcGIS Enterprise.