As an administrator of your organization or member with the correct privileges, you can federate ArcGIS Server instances with your ArcGIS Enterprise portal and designate federated servers for certain server licensing roles from the Organization tab of the portal.
- Sign in to the ArcGIS Enterprise portal website as a default administrator or custom role with administrative privileges to manage server settings.
- Click Organization at the top of the site and click the Settings tab.
- Click Servers on the left side of the page.
Once you have federated a server with the portal, you can designate it as a server role described below.
You can designate a server site licensed as an ArcGIS GIS Server site to serve as your hosting server. A hosting server allows you to publish hosted layers, add files to the portal's Map Viewer, and perform feature and raster analysis in Map Viewer and ArcGIS Pro. To be configured as your hosting server, the server site must have a relational type of ArcGIS Data Store registered as its managed database.
Once a hosting server has been set, it cannot be changed through the portal website. To remove the hosting server role, you must update the server role in the Portal Administrator Directory. For instructions, see Update Server in the ArcGIS REST API help.
Feature Analysis - Standard Tools
When a hosting server is configured with your portal, it is automatically used for standard feature analysis in Map Viewer and ArcGIS Pro. You can remove this ability from your hosting server by clicking Disable.
Feature Analysis - GeoAnalytics Tools
If you have a server site licensed as an ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server site, you can designate it to perform your portal's GeoAnalytics Tools feature analysis here. The server site must have both a relational type and a spatiotemporal big data type of ArcGIS Data Store registered with it to perform this function.
If you have a server site licensed as an ArcGIS Image Server site, you can designate it to perform your portal's raster analysis here. Raster analysis in ArcGIS Enterprise is designed to use distributed processing across machines with ArcGIS Image Server. Your raster analysis server should have a raster store registered with it.
If you have a server site licensed as an ArcGIS Image Server site, you can designate it to serve as your portal's image hosting server here. The image hosting server hosts your raster store, all the image services created from imagery layers, and if a raster analysis server is configured, all the distributed image services generated by your raster analysis server.
The ideal configuration for raster analysis includes at least two ArcGIS Image Server sites—a raster analysis server and an image hosting server—in addition to your portal's hosting server. If your organization does not have those resources available, a single ArcGIS Image Server site can be used for both raster analysis and image hosting.
If you have a server site licensed as an ArcGIS Notebook Server site, designate it as the portal's notebook server here. Clicking the server URL takes you to its ArcGIS Notebook Server Manager site in the portal, which was introduced in 10.8.
When an ArcGIS Notebook Server site is configured, a Notebook tab appears on the top ribbon of your portal website. Clicking this tab opens a new ArcGIS Notebook in the portal notebook editor.
If you have a server licensed with ArcGIS Mission Server, designate it as the portal's mission server here. ArcGIS Mission Server facilitates communication between ArcGIS Mission Manager and ArcGIS Mission Responder.
Workflow Manager Server
In 10.8.1, if you have a server licensed with ArcGIS Workflow Manager, designate it as the portal's Workflow Manager Server here. Setting up a Workflow Manager Server and licensing it with the user type extension enables access to the Workflow Manager services and the Workflow Manager web app that is integrated with the ArcGIS Enterprise portal.