Publish map services on ArcGIS for Server

Using ArcGIS Server Manager, you can publish a service definition file (.sd) as a service. The service definition is uploaded to the server as part of the publishing process. You don't have to copy it to the server first.

To publish a service definition using ArcGIS Server Manager, follow these steps for each map service you want to create:

  1. Open ArcGIS Server Manager and log in.
  2. Click Services > Manage Services > Publish Service.
  3. Click Browse to browse to source_documents > service_definitions on the Data Appliance data collection, for example, \\ARCGISDATAAPP\source_documents\service_definitions.

    Data Appliance 6.2 map service definitions:

    • NatGeo_World_Map.sd
    • Terrain3D.sd
    • USA_Topo_Maps.sd
    • World_Boundaries_and_Places.sd
    • World_Boundaries_and_Places_Alternate.sd
    • World_Dark_Gray_Base.sd
    • World_Dark_Gray_Reference.sd
    • World_Imagery.sd
    • World_Light_Gray_Base.sd
    • World_Light_Gray_Reference.sd
    • World_Ocean_Base.sd
    • World_Ocean_Reference.sd
    • World_Physical_Map.sd
    • World_Shaded_Relief.sd
    • World_Street_Map.sd
    • World_Topo_Map.sd
    • World_Transportation.sd

  4. Select the service definition you want to publish, for example, World_Imagery.sd, and click Open.

    File Upload dialog box with World_Imagery.sd highlighted

  5. Click Next.

    Select the service definition file dialog box with path to World_Imagery.sd file

  6. By default, the service definition is published to the server folder specified in the service definition configuration. You must publish the service definition to this root folder.

    Specify properties dialog box for World_Imagery map service

  7. Optionally, choose the GIS server cluster that will host the published service definition. To learn more, see About GIS server clusters for Windows.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Publish to publish the service definition as a service.

    The new map service will appear in the list of available services.

    Service info for new World_Imagery map service

    The publish process uses the first directory in the server's list of cache directories. You need to change it to the data appliance cache directory previously created.

  10. Click the Stop button Stop to the right of the service name to stop the service.
  11. Click the Edit button Edit to edit the service properties.
  12. Click Caching, and change the cache directory setting to reference the Data Appliance collection.

    Caching info for World_Imagery map service

  13. Click Save to save your changes, and click the Start button Start to restart the service.
  14. Repeat this process for each map service you want to configure.

For more information about ArcGIS 10.3 for Server, see Sharing a service with your ArcGIS Organization using Manager in the ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Server help under Publishing services > Sharing services with your ArcGIS organization.

For more information about ArcGIS 10.2 for Server, see Publishing a service definition to the server in Manager for Windows in the ArcGIS 10.2 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Publishing services > How to publish services.

For more information about ArcGIS 10.1 for Server, see Publishing a service definition to the server in Manager for Windows in the ArcGIS 10.1 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Publishing services > How to publish services.