ArcGIS Enterprise

What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 on Kubernetes

As we shared recently, ArcGIS Enterprise has been turned up to 11! The 11.0 release of our software running on Kubernetes is fully supported, ready for production use, and available to all Esri customers through an annual subscription license.

ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes runs in your environment and takes full advantage of cloud-native software principles to deliver built-in high availability, scalability, and ease of use for administrators. It’s a completely new architecture while preserving the same look and feel for your GIS users. Kubernetes continues to gain adoption as a key enabling technology for enterprise-grade software solutions.

Learn more about ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes in our product documentation: Introduction, What’s new in this release, and Release notes. If you are wondering whether cloud native architecture is a good fit for your organization, read Determine whether Kubernetes is right for you and talk with your Esri representative.

What’s new? A few highlights

The release of ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 on Kubernetes brings improvements to DevOps integration and can ease administrative effort, as well as continuing to enhance the scalability, performance, and the resilience of your ArcGIS Enterprise environment. Several examples of these improvements are listed below. Read more at What’s new in this release.

General availability to customers

An Esri Enterprise Agreement is no longer an eligibility requirement for using the software. Instead,  the software is licensed through an annual subscription. Talk with your Esri representative for details.

Disconnected environments

Some customers need to deploy and run ArcGIS Enterprise disconnected from the internet. This has been possible when running on Windows and Linux, and now the 11.0 release will support disconnected operations on Kubernetes as well. Read more about Disconnected environments.

Horizontal pod autoscaling integration

Administrators can already monitor and tune individual services running on Kubernetes, but this new capability, also known simply as “autoscaling,” will allow administrators to tell the system in advance how and when it should add resources to services in response to changing demand. This helps ensure consistent performance while easing the burden on administrators. Read more about Horizontal pod autoscaling integration.

Support for additional data sources

Starting with the 11.0 release on Kubernetes, the use of Oracle and SAP HANA for data storage is supported. Read more about Support for additional data sources.

How can I upgrade to the 11.0 release on Kubernetes?

If you are already running ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 on Kubernetes, follow these steps to upgrade to 11.0. Read Upgrade and update requirements, plus the help links below. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Esri Technical Support.

  1. Take a backup.
  2. From ArcGIS Enterprise Manager, apply the 10.9.1 Security and Required Update, if you haven’t applied the update already.
  3. From My Esri, download the license file for the 11.0 release on Kubernetes.
  4. From My Esri, download the package containing the pre-upgrade script and run the script to prepare your Kubernetes cluster.
  5. Stop all map services (see related technical article).
  6. From ArcGIS Enterprise Manager, apply the 11.0 upgrade. As part of the upgrade process, you will be asked for the 11.0 license file.

Capabilities available

Below is a summary of what is supported with ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 on Kubernetes. Be sure to review the product documentation for further details. Items in bold have been added or significantly improved with the 11.0 release on Kubernetes.


Supported Environments
AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)* Available
Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Available
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Available
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Available
Red Hat OpenShift running as a managed  service within the AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud environments is not supported. Please talk with your Esri representative about other environments you are interested in.
Rancher, Tanzu, and other Kubernetes engines or platforms not listed above Deferred
Deployment and Upgrading
Deploy an ArcGIS Enterprise organization in interactive or silent modes Available
Configure an ArcGIS Enterprise organization using a setup wizard or script Available
Upgrade or update the organization using ArcGIS Enterprise Manager or Administrator API Available
Support for self-managed container image registries Available
Select from several architecture profiles to optimize resources for high availability Available
Support multiple deployments in the same cluster Available
Support for fully disconnected environments Available
Monitor and search logs Available
Check health of system-managed stores Available
Monitor system and utility service pod status Available
Scale service and system deployments using ArcGIS Enterprise Manager or Administrator API Available
Create and administer web hooks Available
Obtain and view service usage statistics Available
Backup and restore the ArcGIS Enterprise organization using ArcGIS Enterprise Manager or Administrator API Available
Response caching with feature services Deferred
Configure SAML and OpenID Connect Available
Configure LDAP and Windows Active Directory Available
Configure enterprise groups and users Available
Configure web-tier authentication including IWA and PKI with ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes Web Adaptor Available
Enable 256-bit AES for passwords Available
Data Management
Support for Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and Snowflake cloud data warehouses Available
Register SQL Server and PostgreSQL as databases Available
Register Oracle and SAP HANA as databases Available
Register your own data sources including folders and enterprise geodatabases Available
Add network file shares as folder data stores mounted to the cluster Available
Support for bulk publishing with an enterprise geodatabase Available
Add items that access storage locations in Google Cloud Available
Support for distributed collaboration Available
Support for two-way editing with distributed collaboration Available
Creating and Sharing Content
Publish map, feature, and geocode services Available
Publish map, tile, and scene tile packages Available
Publish hosted feature layers Available
Conduct spatial analysis Available
Publish from ArcGIS Pro 2.8 and higher Available
Consume services from ArcGIS Pro 2.7 and higher Available
Configure and share routing services Available
Use web tools to share analysis across the organization Available
Publish image or raster data sets as an imagery layer, running as a containerized image service Deferred
Publish scene services with associated feature layers Deferred
Support for ArcGIS Utility Network user type extension Available
*see note
Support for ArcGIS Parcel Fabric user type extension Available
*see note
Support for ArcGIS Trace Network user type extension Available
Support for ArcGIS Knowledge user type extension Deferred
Support for ArcGIS Workflow Manager user type extension Deferred
Support for ArcGIS IPS user type extension Deferred
Support for ArcGIS Location Sharing user type extension Deferred
Server Federation Capabilities
Federate an ArcGIS GIS Server Available
Federate an ArcGIS Image Server (excluding Raster Analytics functionality) Available
Federate an ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server Deferred
Federate an ArcGIS GeoEvent Server Deferred
Federate an ArcGIS Notebook Server Deferred
Federate an ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server Deferred
Applications and Extensions
ArcGIS AppStudio Available
ArcGIS Collector Available
ArcGIS CityEngine Available
ArcGIS Dashboards Available
ArcGIS Drone2Map Available
ArcGIS Earth Available
ArcGIS Enterprise Sites Available
ArcGIS Experience Builder Available
ArcGIS Explorer Available
ArcGIS Field Maps Available
ArcGIS Instant Apps Available
ArcGIS for Excel and ArcGIS for SharePoint Available
ArcGIS for Power BI Available
ArcGIS Navigator Available
ArcGIS QuickCapture Available
ArcGIS StoryMaps Available
ArcGIS Survey123 Available
ArcGIS Web AppBuilder Available
ArcGIS Workforce Available
Map Viewer Available
Scene Viewer Available
Parcel Fabric Available
*see note
Utility Network Available
*see note
ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise Deferred
ArcGIS Data Interoperability Extension Deferred
ArcGIS Excalibur Deferred
ArcGIS Insights Deferred
ArcGIS Indoors and Space Planner Deferred
ArcGIS Mission Deferred
ArcGIS Solutions Deferred
GeoAI Studio Deferred
Living Atlas (dynamic content) Deferred
OrthoMaker Deferred
Workflow Manager Deferred

*ArcGIS Parcel Fabric and ArcGIS Utility Network functionality is available only through an ArcGIS GIS Server hosted on Windows/Linux, but can be federated to an ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes deployment.

About the author

Trevor Seaton is a Senior Principal Product Manager focusing on ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes. His work emphasizes the delivery of cloud-native GIS software that excels in scalability, performance, and reliability. Trevor has led strategic initiatives in the sectors of software, aerospace, and philanthropy prior to joining Esri in 2019. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and is pursuing a PhD in information systems at Claremont Graduate University. You can reach Trevor at


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