Chef Cookbook available to automate ArcGIS for Server configuration

You can automate the installation and configuration of ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Server using a Chef Cookbook available on the Esri GitHub repository or Chef Supermarket. Download and run the tool to install and configure multiple GIS servers in a single site or install a full web GIS with the GIS server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Web Adaptor, and ArcGIS Data Store on a machine, and configure them to work together.

The cookbook does not require any changes; you can run it as-is and launch a site. But if you are experienced with Chef and want to customize the Cookbook before running it, you can do that too.

For more information on what the Cookbook does and how to use it, see Get Started with ArcGIS Cookbook and the ArcGIS Cookbook information on Esri GitHub.

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  1. pdavidson says:

    This is awesome.
    Thank you….

    I notice a Vagrant file in the source, which I believe was using ubuntu.
    Any chance you have worked out a Vagrant up file for Windows Server 2012 R2 ?

    • pdavidson says:

      Some questions regarding the use of this tool with Windows Server 20012 R2:

      1. The Get Started… page mentions editing node-windows.json, however there is also a webgis-windows.json.
      I assumed they both required modifications?
      Although the webgis-windows.json looks like a bit of a cutdown version (no IIS section or desktop section)?
      What’s the reason for the webgis-windows.json file?

      2. While looking through the files, in the system.rb recipe, I found a note that details opening up the ports in WinFirewall.
      This should probably be mentioned in the Get Started docs?
      Or better yet, include it in Chef so that this is truly a one shot install?

      About to give this a shot.

  2. Joe says:

    Have to agree with Paul, this is awesome. Great time saver appreciate the effort on esri’s part