Amazon AppStream 2.0: ESRI ArcGIS Pro Deployment Guide

Blog Post created by JBoyle-esristaff Employee on Apr 23, 2019

Amazon and Esri recently published a whitepaper outlining the steps needed to setup and configure Amazon AppStream 2.0 and ArcGIS Pro. 


Through testing, Esri and AWS outline the various classes of AppStream hosts:


ArcGIS 2D Workloads – stream.compute.large, stream.memory.large. Compute and Memory optimized instances are perfectly suited for ArcGIS Pro workloads that does not require a GPU.


ArcGIS 3D Workloads (Normal) – stream.graphics-design.xlarge. Graphics Design instances are ideal for delivering applications such as ArcGIS Pro that rely on hardware acceleration of DirectX, OpenGL, or OpenCL. Powered by AMD FirePro S7150x2 Server GPUs and equipped with AMD Multi user GPU technology, instances start from 2 vCPU, 7.5 GiB system memory, and 1 GiB graphics memory, to 16 vCPUs, 61 GiB system memory, and 8 GiB graphics memory.


ArcGIS 3D Workloads (High res) – stream.graphics-design.2xlarge or stream.graphics-pro.4xlarge. The Graphics Pro instance family offers three different instance types to support the most demanding graphics applications. Powered by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs with 2048 parallel 4 processing cores, there are three Graphics Pro instances types starting from 16 vCPUs, 122 GiB system memory, and 8 GiB graphics memory, to 64 vCPUs, 488 GiB system memory, and 32 GiB graphics memory. These instance types are ideal for graphic workloads that need a massive amount of parallel processing power for 3D rendering, visualization, and video encoding, including applications such as ArcGIS Pro.


Please find the full whitepaper here: https://d1.awsstatic.com/product-marketing/AppStream2.0/Amazon%20AppStream%202.0%20ESRI%20ArcGIS%20Pro%20Deployment%20Gu…