From another thread (Port used for "Check for ArcGIS Enterprise Updates" utility) I gathered the tool checks this URL first to get a list of available patch files https://downloads.esri.com/patch_notification/patches.json and subsequently downloads patches from the URLs specified in that JSON, which at this time all point to https://gisupdates.esri.com/ The IP I see (with ping from my laptop) points to an Akamai IP, I guess a CDN, so IPs might not necessarily be stable.
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I have been updating our servers and found several issues with the provided patchnotification tool. ArcGIS Server 10.7 (not .1) on Windows: The tool suggests a patch that is only available for Server 10.7.1, downloads it, and then fails to install. "ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Server) File Geodatabase SQL Performance Patch" https://support.esri.com/de/download/7863 ArcGIS GeoEvent 10.7.1 on Windows: The tool downloads "ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.7.1 Patch 1" every time I run it, even though it already successfully installed it. I also tried installing this patch manually between runs, which does not change the behaviour. There is a newer patch "ArcGIS GeoEvent Server 10.7.1 Patch 2" (aka. "ArcGIS GeoEvent Server Security Update 2021 Patch") which should include patch 1 (cummulative update), the tool lists this one as installed. I'm not sure if the tool gets confused and thinks Patch 1 is not installed when Patch 2 is? Worst of all, due to a long-standing bug the tool quits after every installation and there's no way to simply download all patches. Are there plans to backport the fix? Can I use the fixed version from 10.8.1 on an older installation?
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