An annoying limitation of the AGS enterprise builder is the inability to use a DNS alias. Has any one had success editing the hosts file and then running the enterprise builder as a workaround to this?
Any information would be much appreciated as I'm looking to avoid the manual installation route but will have to if this hosts file workaround isn't an option.
Hey there Sam,
This is something I have dealt with in my past with Support Services. In short, after much experimentation, there is no supported way of implementing a DNS alias during the enterprise builder installation (https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/get-started/latest/windows/arcgis-enterprise-builder.htm#ESRI_SECTI...)
Adding an alias after the installation goes through will cause further issues since presumably ArcGIS Server will already be federated at that point. (https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/web-adaptor/latest/install/iis/configure-arcgis-web-adaptor-portal....)
Others may have different ways or means, but I wanted to weigh in from my perspective. You will be better off installing ArcGIS Enterprise manually or via chef.