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Mastering ArcGIS Enterprise Administration

By : Chad Cooper
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Mastering ArcGIS Enterprise Administration

By: Chad Cooper

Overview of this book

ArcGIS Enterprise, the next evolution of the ArcGIS Server product line, is a full-featured mapping and analytics platform. It includes a powerful GIS web services server and a dedicated Web GIS infrastructure for organizing and sharing your work. You will learn how to first install ArcGIS Enterprise to then plan, design, and finally publish and consume GIS services. You will install and configure an Enterprise geodatabase and learn how to administer ArcGIS Server, Portal, and Data Store through user interfaces, the REST API, and Python scripts. This book starts off by explaining how ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 is different from earlier versions of ArcGIS Server and covers the installation of all the components required for ArcGIS Enterprise. We then move on to geodatabase administration and content publication, where you will learn how to use ArcGIS Server Manager to view the server logs, stop and start services, publish services, define users and roles for security, and perform other administrative tasks. You will also learn how to apply security mechanisms on ArcGIS Enterprise and safely expose services to the public in a secure manner. Finally, you’ll use the RESTful administrator API to automate server management tasks using the Python scripting language. You’ll learn all the best practices and troubleshooting methods to streamline the management of all the interconnected parts of ArcGIS Enterprise.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. ArcGIS Enterprise Introduction and Installation

Since the release of ArcGIS 9 in 2004, ArcGIS Server has continued to grow and evolve. This evolution is ongoing and evident in the latest release of the ArcGIS platform, ArcGIS 10.5, released in December 2016. With the release of any new software version, comes changes in system requirements, licensing, and functionality. The 10.5 release of ArcGIS 10.5, now known as ArcGIS Enterprise, brought a substantial number of changes to administrators and users of this vastly popular and pervasive geographic information systems software package. At the time of this writing, ArcGIS Enterprise is at version 10.5.1, a quality improvement release set loose in the wild in the summer of 2017. This book will focus on ArcGIS Enterprise version 10.5.1. We will refer to both 10.5 and 10.5.1 versions, as many of the newest features were released at 10.5.

To fully understand how to install ArcGIS Enterprise, it is first important to know the structure of ArcGIS Enterprise, what it is and isn't, its different components, and, new to ArcGIS Enterprise at 10.5, server roles. This chapter will help you do just that; you will learn what ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 is, how it differs from previous versions of ArcGIS, and how to install and initially configure the key components of ArcGIS Enterprise.

By the end of this chapter, you will be comfortable with the structure of ArcGIS Enterprise and capable of confidently installing and configuring it in your own environment.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is ArcGIS Enterprise and how is it different from previous versions of ArcGIS?
  • What are the four components of ArcGIS Enterprise and how do they work together?
  • What are server roles and how do they function?
  • Installation and configuration of the following:
    • ArcGIS Server
    • Portal for ArcGIS
    • ArcGIS Web Adaptors for both ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS
    • ArcGIS Data Store