About Deployment Templates #

Chef deployment templates for ArcGIS contain ready-to-use JSON files for ArcGIS machine roles specific to ArcGIS versions and platforms. The deployment templates provide a straightforward and deterministic way to automate initial deployments and upgrades of ArcGIS on-premises and in the cloud.

The deployment template JSON files can be used out-of-the-box with chef-solo or Chef Server. The Chef Server approach is preferred in large deployments, whereas the chef-solo approach is more favorable in single machine or smaller deployments.

Each template’s README file describes specific workflows for initial setup, patching, and upgrade of ArcGIS deployments.

Available Chef deployment templates:

The deployment templates’ source code is available in GitHub. The GitHub repository’s releases section contains distribution archives that include the deployment templates along with all the cookbooks used by the templates.