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ArcGIS Pro 2.3 system requirements

Before installing or upgrading ArcGIS Pro on a virtual or physical machine, make sure your system meets the minimum requirements to run it. Also, learn what resources are recommended to get the best performance.

Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

Supported operating systems

ArcGIS Pro is supported on the operating systems listed below given the operating system is also currently supported by its provider for general or public use. Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating systems are supported unless otherwise stated.

Operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)

November 13, 2018 update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit)

November 13, 2018 update

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (64 bit)*

November 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

November 13, 2018

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

November 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

November 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

November 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit)

SP1 with November 13, 2018 update

* ArcGIS Pro will not be supported on Windows 7 after January, 2020. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, and extended support ends on January 14, 2020. Esri highly recommends you plan to move ArcGIS Pro workloads to a newer version of Windows, such as Windows 10, well before the January 14, 2020 retirement date.

Note:

Windows 8 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Upgrade to Windows 8.1 or later to use with ArcGIS Pro.

Hardware requirements

ItemSupported and recommended

CPU speed

Minimum: 2 cores, hyperthreaded*

Recommended: 4 cores

Optimal: 10 cores

Platform

x64 with SSE2 extensions

Memory/RAM

Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Optimal: 16 GB or more

Display properties

24-bit color depth

Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.

Screen resolution

1024x768 or higher at normal size

Visualization cache

The temporary visualization cache for ArcGIS Pro can consume up to 32 GB of space, if available, in the user-selected location. By default, the visualization cache is written to the user profile.**

Storage

Minimum: 32 GB of free space

Recommended: 32 GB or more of free space on a solid-state drive (SSD)

*Hyperthreaded CPUs typically feature two threads per core. A hyperthreaded 2-core CPU will have four threads available for processing, while a hyperthreaded 6-core CPU will have 12 threads available for processing.

**The cache is written by default to the user profile’s \Local subfolder, so it does not roam with the user profile if roaming profiles are enabled by your system administrator.

Video/Graphics adapter requirements

Refer to the video/graphics adapter requirements below for information on how to achieve the best graphics performance.

Note:

Be sure to use the latest available driver.

ItemSupported and recommended

DirectX*

Minimum: DirectX 11, feature level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0

Recommended: DirectX 11, feature level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0

OpenGL*

Minimum: OpenGL 4.3 with the EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extensions.

Recommended: OpenGL 4.5 with the ARB_shader_draw_parameters, EXT_swap_control, EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, and EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic extensions.

Dedicated (not shared) graphics memory**

Recommended: 4 GB or more

*ArcGIS Pro will automatically use OpenGL if DirectX requirements are not met. You can manually change to OpenGL if you suspect an issue with your driver.

** If you're using a notebook computer with an integrated GPU, consider increasing the system RAM to compensate for the usage of shared memory.

Software requirements

The following software must be installed before installing ArcGIS Pro:

SoftwareRequirement

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Three license types are available for ArcGIS Pro 2.3. Depending on the type you use, you may need additional software or access to ArcGIS Online:

  • Named User licenseArcGIS Pro is licensed through an organizational account on ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. If the license is through ArcGIS Online (the default option), licensing software is not required because ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based service provided by Esri.

    If the license is through ArcGIS Enterprise, you must install one of the versions indicated in the table below, along with a corresponding supported version of ArcGIS License Manager.

    ArcGIS EnterpriseArcGIS License Manager

    10.7

    2018.1 or later

    10.6.1

    2018.1 or later

    10.6

    2018.1 or later

  • Concurrent Use licenseArcGIS License Manager 2018.1 or later is required to manage ArcGIS Pro 2.3 licenses.
  • Single Use license—No additional software is required for licensing.

SDK requirements

The minimum requirements to create add-ins using the ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET are described in the SDK GitHub repository.

Virtualization

ArcGIS Pro is supported in various on-premises and cloud environments as shown in the four tables below.

In all environments, a GPU that is compatible with your virtualization platform is recommended for the best user experience.

Note:

The Virtualization section of the help provides additional information about setting up virtualization environments for ArcGIS Pro.

On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)Notes

Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 CU6

Use the latest Citrix and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to the Citrix and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.

Citrix XenDesktop 7.11

Citrix XenDesktop 7.12

Citrix XenDesktop 7.13

Citrix XenDesktop 7.14

Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 CU3

Citrix XenDesktop 7.16

Citrix XenDesktop 7.17

Citrix Virtual Apps & Virtual Desktop 7 1808

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Microsoft VDI certified with RemoteFX vGPU Windows Device Driver Model (WDDM) 1.2

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

VMware vSphere 6.0

Use VMware Horizon View 7.0 and later only.

Use the latest VMware and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to the VMware and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware vSphere 6.7

On-premises application streaming and virtualizingNotes

Citrix XenApp 7.6 CU6

Hosted OS:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or later)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (September 2016 update or later)

Citrix XenApp 7.11

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.12

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.13

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.14

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.15 CU3

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.16

Windows Server 2016

Citrix XenApp 7.17

Windows Server 2016

Citrix Virtual Apps & Virtual Desktop 7 1808

Windows Server 2016

Note:

  • ArcGIS Pro with Citrix XenApp is strongly discouraged because of poor XenApp session/server density. This is based on testing using Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016.
  • ArcGIS Pro provides a nominal level of functionality and performance in the following environments:

    • Microsoft App-V
    • VMware App Volumes

Cloud virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)Notes

Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics Bundle

Azure NV-Series VMs

NV6 is recommended because it includes one GPU, and ArcGIS Pro currently doesn't need more than one GPU. Windows 10 client RDP is adequate for most workloads; Teradici technology may be helpful for demanding workloads.

Note:

ArcGIS Pro provides a nominal level of functionality and performance in the following environment:

  • Azure RemoteApp—Microsoft discontinued Azure RemoteApp on August 31, 2017, so support of ArcGIS Pro on RemoteApp ended on the same date.

Cloud application streaming and virtualizingNotes

AWS AppStream

Azure Citrix XenApp

System requirements for recent versions of ArcGIS Pro

System requirements for ArcGIS Pro versions that are retired are eventually removed from the web help. The product life cycle chart lists all retirement dates and related information.

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