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ArcGIS Enterprise system requirements

ArcGIS Enterprise, your foundational system for mapping, visualization, data management, and analytics, has a flexible deployment model allowing for use on-premises, in the cloud, and on virtual machines.

A base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment includes several components that are designed to work together. In addition to these components, you may add one or more ArcGIS Server licensing roles or other ArcGIS Server types to your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment to meet specific workflow requirements in your organization.

This page lists information on support that is common to most parts of an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment—such as cloud and virtualization support policies—and provides links to other pages to help you navigate the requirements for each component and site in an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment.

System requirements pages

Each ArcGIS Enterprise component has specific requirements unique to that component. Read the system requirements page for each component, site, and app you deploy as well as the requirements pages for tools such as ArcGIS Enterprise Builder or ArcGIS Enterprise SDK. Use the following links to access each page:

Microsoft Windows operating system requirements

The following Windows operating systems are supported for most ArcGIS Enterprise components and sites. At present, the exception to this is ArcGIS Notebook Server.

Supported operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Nov 2019 updates

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

Nov 2019 updates

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

Nov 2019 updates

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

Nov 2019 updates

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

See the page for each component you want to install for additional operating system requirements. See Operating system limitations - Windows for information on limitations when using ArcGIS on Windows.

Firewall settings

Each component in an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment communicates over a specific set of ports. If a port is used to communicate between machines, you must open that port in the machine's firewall. If a port is used for internal communication, you need to be sure the port isn't being used by another application that is running on the machine.

Use the following list and links to help you find all the ports used by each component you can have in an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment:

Supported web browsers

Most ArcGIS Enterprise components include wizards or interfaces that you access through a web browser. The following browsers are supported for all components:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
  • Microsoft Edge

Some components support additional browsers. See the page for each component to determine if additional browsers are supported.

*Use of Internet Explorer 11 with ArcGIS Enterprise is deprecated at this release. Esri highly encourages you to move to one of the other browsers listed above. While Internet Explorer 11 is still supported with the current release of ArcGIS Enterprise, use of Internet Explorer 11 is generally discouraged, and support will be discontinued at a future release. Additional notice will be provided prior to the removal of support.

ArcGIS Enterprise on cloud platforms

You can deploy ArcGIS Enterprise on many cloud platforms. Any cloud platform that provides virtual machines that meet the basic system requirements for operating system and system specifications is supported for use with ArcGIS Enterprise.

In addition to basic support, Esri provides deployment tooling and prebuilt virtual machine images on two cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. When deploying on these two cloud platforms, it's recommended that you use the specialized tooling and images to simplify deployment and technical support.

Esri does not provide technical support for provisioning and configuring cloud infrastructure beyond what ArcGIS Enterprise deployment tooling creates and manages as part of its normal operations. For cloud platforms for which Esri does not provide specialized deployment tooling, support is limited to troubleshooting software-specific issues.

ArcGIS Enterprise also supports native cloud functionality such as storage and databases on several cloud platforms. Examples include Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Microsoft Azure SQL Database. See the documentation for each ArcGIS component for information on the native cloud functionality that's supported.

Note:

ArcGIS Mission Server is not currently supported on the cloud.

Implementing ArcGIS Notebook Server on a cloud platform has a few additional requirements. See the ArcGIS Notebook Server system requirements for details.

Effective May 16, 2019, the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) to the Denied Entity List. Esri cannot export to Huawei or to numerous Huawei affiliates. This prohibition includes exports to customers who Esri knows may in turn provide Esri technology to Huawei, as for example customers that upload Esri products into Huawei Cloud. Esri has disabled the capability to integrate Esri software with Huawei Cloud to ensure compliance with this prohibition immediately after the imposition of the denial order by the U.S. government.

Supported virtualization environments

All components of ArcGIS Enterprise are fully supported on virtual environments as long as they run on supported operating systems. 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 and its components:

  • VMware vSphere 6.5, 6.7
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Inclusion on the list above does not imply an endorsement or higher level of support. A lack of inclusion on the list above does not imply that an environment or specific version is not supported; it means that it is not an environment or version that Esri or its partners have explicitly tested.

For additional information, see Virtualization and ArcGIS Server.