Plan your deployment

ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server is scalable and accommodates both small and large deployments. When you first begin, you may start small and install all the components on a single machine. As you deploy your production site, or if your site needs to accommodate more users, you can add more Workflow Manager Server machines to the site.

Single-machine deployment

In a single-machine deployment, Workflow Manager Server is installed and federated on a single ArcGIS Server machine.

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High-availability deployment

Workflow Manager Server can be configured as a highly-available deployment to help ensure your organization meets system uptime requirements. Workflow Manager Server supports the configuration of a multiple-machine high-availability site, in which two or more Workflow Manager Server machines can be administered and used as a single logical unit.

A highly available Workflow Manager Server deployment can be configured with any supported highly available ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. ArcGIS Server must be installed but does not need to be licensed as a GIS server on the Workflow Manager Server machines. Once the Workflow Manager machines are set up, they must be configured for high availability in the Workflow Manager configuration file.


Workflow Manager Server cannot be deployed using a single-machine high-availability configuration.

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