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ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 software setup guide

Before installing ArcGIS Enterprise, it's important to understand prerequisites for and what's included in a base deployment. Additionally, learn how to deploy or upgrade it and extend functionality and capacity through server roles and extensions.

Base deployment

ArcGIS Enterprise  comprises four software components. The minimum setup of ArcGIS Enterprise  is called a base deployment, and consists of the following:

ArcGIS Server licensing roles

ArcGIS Server  functionality is provided through server licensing roles. With the exception of the ArcGIS GIS Server, each server role is optional and licensed separately from the base deployment.

Deployment options

Esri offers several tools you can use to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise such as ArcGIS Enterprise Builder, cloud deployment tools, and script-based tools. Each tool has advantages and intended uses. To learn more, review the ArcGIS Enterprise Functionality Matrix and ArcGIS Enterprise deployment tools.

Get started

Before installing ArcGIS Enterprise components, be sure to review and meet system requirements. When you're ready to begin downloading licenses and components, visit My Esri.

Review and meet prerequisites

  • Ensure your infrastructure meets the system requirements for each ArcGIS Enterprise component.
  • Administrative privileges are required for installation.

You can install a base deployment across one or more machines, any of which can be physical, virtual, or cloud machines. For details about the required machine specifications for ArcGIS Enterprise components, see the system requirements.

Obtain licenses and downloads from My Esri

  1. Visit My Esri with privileges to 'take licensing action'.
  2. Under My Esri > Licensing > License Esri Products, select Start Licensing to begin the process of obtaining your licenses.
  3. Select ArcGIS Enterprise and the version of the software you want to license.
  4. Proceed through the steps to generate license files for ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS, including your server roles, user types, and applications, as applicable.
  5. If you are licensing a GIS Professional user type, ArcGIS Pro, or ArcGIS Drone2Map, you will also need to download ArcGIS License Manager 2022.0 to specify which organization members can use these applications. See the License Manager Guide and an introduction to licensing apps through your portal for more information.
  6. Download your license and each ArcGIS Enterprise component, server role, and extension as applicable.

Localized setups

The following core components have localized setups:

  • ArcGIS Server
  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Data Store
  • ArcGIS Web Adaptor

The following server roles have localized setups:

  • ArcGIS GeoEvent Server
  • ArcGIS Notebook Server
  • ArcGIS Mission Server

Language packs

Language packs are separate and optional setups that can be used to view installed documentation in additional languages. Language packs are available in the following setups:

  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Data Store
  • ArcGIS Notebook Server
  • ArcGIS Mission Server


When performing an upgrade of ArcGIS Enterprise, consider the following:

  • The ArcGIS setup packages are designed to detect and upgrade an existing installation of the same ArcGIS product. The settings for the installation location are retained in the upgrade. See the installation guides for more information.
  • If you are upgrading from a version from an earlier release series, you must obtain a new portal license file from My Esri.