With the move to virtualisation and especially cloud its very easy to change the specification of your ArcGIS Server – increase cores, memory etc. While updating some tiles on a cache service the other day I noticed the number of caching service instances was set to 3 which was odd considering the AWS instance had 8 cores (originally it was 2 cores). Continue Reading
After what seems like ages (over a year in fact) the Esri Professional Services team have released an update to System Designer. There are a bunch of fixes, updated hardware (including Amazon M4 series) and finally we have models for Portal (10.2 though).
Esri Professional Services have just released a new tool called “System Log Parser”. The tool reads the log files of your ArcGIS for Server and produces a nice Excel spreadsheet with statistics and charts,
So earlier this week a customer called to say they were seeing high CPU usage caused by an update to their corporate website which now included embedded maps on almost every page. The additional load was obviously causing high CPU usage so they naturally scaled the server up. However after restarting the server with the improved specifications ArcGIS Server would hog the available CPU and eventually crash. Continue Reading
In an ever increasing virtualised world it is easy to scale a server specification (Cores, RAM) up or down. Recently we changed the spec of a clients Amazon machine and noticed that Esri System Monitor suddenly stopped collecting statistics.