Install ArcGIS Mission Server using the installation wizard

You can install ArcGIS Mission Server using the installation wizard or the command prompt. For instructions on using the command prompt, see Install ArcGIS Mission Server silently.


The installation mode you choose determines the default uninstallation mode. For example, if you choose to install silently from the command line, it defaults to a silent uninstallation from the command line.

Each machine with an installation of ArcGIS Mission Server requires an authorization file. The recommended method of registration is to use the software authorization wizard, which appears after the setup installation, or you can visit My Esri to obtain an authorization file before installing the software.


Before you install ArcGIS Mission Server, do the following:

  1. Verify that your machine meets the system requirements for ArcGIS Mission Server.
  2. Verify that ports 20443, 20301, and 20160 are available on the ArcGIS Mission Server machine. Ports 20443, and 20301 must be reachable by ArcGIS Web Adaptor (if used) or external clients. If a firewall is in place between ArcGIS Web Adaptor or external clients, open ports 20443, and 20301 in the firewall. If ArcGIS Mission Server is configured to be highly available, ensure that communication between ArcGIS Mission Server machines is possible through port 20160.
  3. Obtain your software download and authorization file.

After completing the steps above, follow the steps below to run the ArcGIS Mission Server installation wizard.


At release 10.8.1, ArcGIS Mission supports a multiple-machine server site.

Install ArcGIS Mission Server

To install ArcGIS Mission Server, complete the following steps:

  1. Run the ArcGIS Mission Server installation wizard you downloaded from My Esri.
  2. During installation, provide a location for the installation directory. The installation directory contains the ArcGIS Mission Server files. Specify a location on the computer where you want to store these files.

    The default installation location on Linux is ${HOME}/arcgis/missionserver.


    This directory must be local to the machine. You cannot install ArcGIS Mission Server on a shared network directory (NFS mounted folder). Folders with special characters in their names (such as $) are not supported.

  3. The software authorization wizard appears at the end of the ArcGIS Mission Server installation. Use this wizard to authorize the installation with an ArcGIS Mission Server license.
  4. Modify your OS privileges to allow systemd to load and manage processes on ArcGIS Mission Server.
    1. In a terminal, switch to the root user.
    2. Copy the <ArcGIS Mission Server install directory>/framework/etc/scripts/agsmission.service unit file to /etc/systemd/system.
    3. Change the file permissions of this relocated file from 700 to 600 using chmod 600 /etc/systemd/system/agsmission.service.
  5. Still as the root user, run the following command:

    $ systemctl enable agsmission.service

  6. Restart the systemd service and review its status to verify that it's properly configured:

    $ systemctl stop agsmission.service
    $ systemctl start agsmission.service
    $ systemctl status agsmission.service

  7. End the root user session.

    You can optionally reboot the operating system and verify that ArcGIS Mission Server starts properly.