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Administering ArcGIS for Server

Hussein Nasser

ArcGIS for Server may be relatively new technology, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. This book will take you step by step through the whole process, from customizing the architecture to effective troubleshooting.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782177364
Paperback246 pages

About This Book

  • Configure ArcGIS for Server to achieve maximum performance and response time
  • Understand the product mechanics to build up good troubleshooting skills
  • Filled with practical exercises, examples, and code snippets to help facilitate your learning

Who This Book Is For

If you are a GIS user, analyst, DBA, or programmer with a basic knowledge of ESRI GIS, then this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Best Practices for Installing ArcGIS for Server
Installation tracks
The anatomy of the Server site
Testing Installation Track
Production Installation Track
Virtualized Environment Installation Track
Chapter 2: Authoring Web Services
The classical web service
Web services' protocols
The Web server
GIS services
Chapter 3: Consuming GIS Services
Before you start
Using GIS services for visualization
Using GIS services for editing
Using GIS services for analysis
Meanwhile, on the GIS servers
Chapter 4: Planning and Designing GIS Services
Case study of Bestaurants – the restaurants locator in Belize
Planning GIS services
Designing GIS services
Deploying GIS services
Chapter 5: Optimizing GIS Services
GIS service instance
Process isolation
Chapter 6: Clustering and Load Balancing
Creating clusters
Mapping GIS services to a cluster
Scaling clusters
Chapter 7: Securing ArcGIS for Server
User and role stores
GIS server tier – ArcGIS token security
Web-tier – Web server security
ArcGIS for Server Manager distilled
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
Chapter 8: Server Logs
Logging levels
Log analysis
Exercise – finding the bottleneck
Clearing Server logs

What You Will Learn

  • Design the architecture of ArcGIS for Server to meet your organization’s requirements
  • Consume GIS services from multiple cross-platform endpoints including mobile and tablet for field users
  • Optimize ArcGIS for Server to make it run efficiently and effectively
  • Acquire troubleshooting skills by understanding how the technology mechanics work
  • Learn the concept of web services and the various types of GIS services available in ArcGIS for Server

In Detail

ArcGIS for Server is a new technology that has been developed to bring geographically-enabled information from multiple sources into one single platform and make it available for sharing services. Server supports many types of services, and the beauty of this technology is that it has an edge over other products, as the source of information can be directly plugged into Server without the need to change or migrate the existing infrastructure.

Administering ArcGIS for Server teaches you the mechanics of ArcGIS for Server, equipping you with the skills to not only install and configure Server, but to do it efficiently to achieve effective results. You will also learn how to plan, analyze, design, and finally publish and consume GIS services from various platforms including mobile and tablets.

We start by installing Server and authoring and consuming GIS services. We then move on to planning services before showing you how to optimize, secure, and debug them.

One of the hot topics in this book is the optimizing of GIS services, which will help you manage resources efficiently. You will also learn how to apply multiple security mechanisms on ArcGIS for Server and safely expose the services to the public in a secure manner.

Administering ArcGIS for Server will help you prepare a robust Server infrastructure for your organization.


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