It’s been a while since I posted something, but now I solved a frustrating issue and I wanted to share that. Recently, I’ve installed ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 on a development machine, using my EDN licences (or should I say ArcGIS Developers license?). The base deployment of ArcGIS Enterprise is:
- Data Store
- ArcGIS Server
Everything installed fine, but when I wanted to create the Portal, my local machine was unreachable for the webadaptor. Long story short: the webadaptor uses a fully qualified domain name for accessing Portal, e.g. https://machinename.domain.com. In my case, this address was unreachable. The workaround here is to change the hosts file in Windows (located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc). Add a new line to the hosts file:
This basically redirects the traffic from your windows computer to machinename.domain.com to your localhost, and that is where your Portal lives. Problem solved! For me anyway…
If you or your organization don’t have access to ArcGIS Online (AGOL), but you still want to get your hands dirty with it, you have the possibility to sign up for an ArcGIS Developer account (here: https://developers.arcgis.com/en/sign-up/). You get access to all kinds of SDKs, you get 50 credits per month, but the best is: you get your very own ArcGIS Online organizational account. There is only one member of your organization (yes: you), but otherwise you’re able to use almost every feature of ArcGIS (for development purposes).
As you might guess: my AGOL is located at ahgvn.maps.arcgis.com.
ArcGIS Online for ahgvn
Last week, for the first time ever, we experienced an interruption in the hosted feature services of ArcGIS Online. Since we only found this out after colleagues started noticing strange behavior, I looked up the services status page of ArcGIS Online and added it to my bookmarks. It’s called ArcGIS Online Health Dashboard, and it’s located here: http://status.arcgis.com/.
Even more handy is the RSS to the same information: http://status.arcgis.com/rss/all.rss. You can add this to your favorite RSS reader, such as feedly or even in your Microsoft Outlook.
By the way, since we also use our own hosted services on Amazon, the same applies for the service status of Amazon Web Services: http://status.aws.amazon.com/ (RSS to Elastic Cloud Computing in Ireland region: http://status.aws.amazon.com/rss/ec2-eu-west-1.rss)