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Using Docker Containers for ArcGIS Server, Portal and Web Adapter

Question asked by ajh22 on Dec 17, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2017 by drunix

Hi All,


I was wondering if anyone has any success using ArcGIS Server and Portal in a docker container?


We are currently attempting to use ArcGIS Web Adapter Java Linux in a Docker Container, our ArcGIS server instances is on a Windows 2012 server:

Some Spec Info:

  • The host is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
    • And I have tried these official Apache Docker containers:
    • #FROM tomcat:7.0.65-jre7
    • #FROM tomcat:latest
    • FROM tomcat:8-jre8
  • Configuration - Container is up and running with Port Mapped from the host to the container on 9780 -> 8080

  • Tomcat instances - Can connect happily using Lynx on the Host -> localhost:9780 and get the config pages.
    • Config fails when all the information entered - Message: Asking to check access to the arcgis server.
    • our architect can access the arcgis server url fine by running the wget in the container.
  • Additionally, the architect has copied the script files to the container - it connects to the local tomcat 8080 ok and fails on the connection to arcgis server.
  • The architect has tried to specify a proxy in the -g parameter to see what happens, there is no outgoing connections from the container at all.
  • We have tried tomcat/jdk8 and tomcat7/jdk7


The future for our implementation is to move away from Windows Servers for ArcGIS.


Any suggestions on the Docker Container or any information for a full implementation for Server would be awesome


Many thanks