Engineering ArcGIS Series: Tools of an Engineer

07-03-2019 11:21 AM
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The Managed Cloud Services team in Professional Services is pleased to announce a new series that will be highlighting various tools and best practices for implementing ArcGIS Enterprise using modern methodologies.

System implementation, configuration and management of the deployment is a fun challenge, similar to Tetris. As an ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Server administrator, you are likely tasked with standing up new systems, ensuring they are configured correctly and maintaining them over time. Traditionally, these tasks were done manually where an administrator would work through procuring a new virtual machine, install the required software, work through the configuration steps needed and then ensure users were able to access it. Over time, the needs of the users may change and as such, the administrator would need to further modify the system and its software to meet those needs.

Here at Managed Services, we are faced with managing 100's of customer implementation. This series will cover best practices we developed overtime. Each entry will cover a specific aspect of automating the deployment, configuration & life-cycle management (updates, monitoring, scaling, etc) of both infrastructure and the ArcGIS suite. 

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New Contributor II

Looking forward to the rest of the series

New Contributor III

Hi, do you also have any terraform example code for AWS? Thank you

New Contributor III

Hi all, 

This is very useful and we have successfully deployed a base ArcGIS Enterprise install this way in our Azure environment, by adapting the example script for our own requirements. Michael Hatcher‌ - should you be able to share any further example for a multi-machine deployment that would be extremely useful.

About the Author
Sridhar leads Managed Services program at Esri and is responsible for engineering, hosting & maintaining solutions for customer needs. He has been with Esri since 2008.