Best Practice to Re-License ArcGIS Enterprise

Discussion created by jfarm06 on May 29, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2020 by jfarm06

I have an existing 10.7.1 base Enterprise deployment. Services have been published and users have created content in this environment.


We're moving it from more of a development environment to a staging environment and so I'd like to re-license both Server and Portal. I'm curious what is the best way to do this? My understanding for Portal is that I'll need to cancel the license file in MyEsri (I do see the option to do that) and then generate a new Portal license file. What happens to my Portal during the time between cancellation and re-authorization? I presume to re-authorize, I just run the software authorization wizard on the Portal machine and that's it? Anything else I need to be aware of here?


For Server, I'd like to return the existing license being used so that it can be used elsewhere and license it with the proper Staging Server license. There isn't an option to cancel the Server license in MyEsri, how does this work?


Any other things I need to be aware of? Portal first and then Server? Doesn't matter?