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Verifying system requirements

Available with Business Analyst license.

This section highlights the software components and prerequisites required to install Business Analyst Enterprise 10.7.1.

Business Analyst Enterprise requires a multiple-machine deployment with complete ArcGIS Enterprise base deployment and one additional federated ArcGIS Server. The GeoEnrichment Server setup should be run on a separate machine from the base deployment with ArcGIS Server installed and federated to Portal for ArcGIS.

Note:

  • Before installing the GeoEnrichment Server setup, check that ArcGIS Enterprise and the additional federated server are installed and functioning. Make sure that you are able sign into Portal for ArcGIS. Also make sure that you can access Server Manager on each machine.
  • The GeoEnrichment Server setup assumes that the Web GIS infrastructure is already in place. The post installation wizards require the server to be federated in order to run.

For more information on how to install ArcGIS Server, refer to the ArcGIS Server Installation Guide.

GeoEnrichment Server as a federated server uses Portal for ArcGIS Security. Access to the service is controlled by the sharing capabilities in Portal for ArcGIS. By default, the service is shared with the organization and the sharing must be updated by the portal administrator if changes are needed. See this topic for sharing items in Portal.

Supported platforms

Business Analyst Enterprise is supported only on Windows at this time, all Windows versions supported by ArcGIS Enterprise are supported.

.NET version support

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is a prerequisite for ArcGIS Server, therefore, it is required for Business Analyst Enterprise.

Hardware requirements

For optimal performance, the GeoEnrichment Server should be installed on a machine with 32GB of RAM or more. These requirements are based on a federated development server with the following environment:

  • GeoEnrichment service
  • Reporting Tools Service
  • Demographic Feature Services (Color-coded and Smart mapping)
  • Printing Tools
  • ArcGIS Web Adaptor

For a production environment, minimum hardware requirements may vary and should be scaled based on the user and business. If helper services for geocoding and routing are published alongside the GeoEnrichment Server on the same machine, it will add to the memory consumption and 32 GB of RAM is highly recommended. At a minimum, GeoEnrichment Server requires a machine with 16GB of RAM.

For further guidance please see the system requirements for ArcGIS Enterprise Builder and ArcGIS Server.

Disk space requirements

Business Analyst Enterprise is powered by large datasets known as data packs which are downloaded from My Esri. For the USA data pack, you will need 200 GB of free space on the disk where these files will be installed. For International data options, the amount of storage needed will vary.

It is important to have enough available disk space for staging the files as well as installing the data, for best results the recommended available disk space exceeds the size of the installed data. See the table below for best practices.

Data packInstalled sizeRecommended available storage

Africa 2018 R1

19 GB

60 GB

Americas 2018 R1

31.1 GB

100 GB

Asia 2018 R1

101.3 GB

300 GB

Europe 2018 R1

174.1 GB

550 GB

Oceania Australia

8.1 GB

25 GB

USA

64 GB

200 GB