I don't know why ESRI licensing is so complicated, has so many options, and is so very poorly explained. The cynic in me says this is to force any potential customer to start a conversation with a sales rep. and ultimately prompt more purchases.
Yes I've seen the documentation but it's next to useless in any real world scenario that doesn't involve a county government.
So if anyone can provide assistance with my specific needs I'd be extremely grateful. Unfortunately this is unlikely to help many others as slight variations in requirements could tip the scale in another direction.
- ArcGIS Server (10) and ArcSDE installed on separate machines
- ArcSDE enterprise geodatabase on Oracle 10gR2
- Up to 100 concurrent web users requesting a mix of cached and non-cached data from ArcGIS Server
- Single map server machine (at first) with 16 CPU cores - SOCs and SOM both on one machine
From the documentation I've seen restrictions that prevent deployments on multiple machines, but it doesn't specify if this means SOCs and SOM distributed across machines or ArcGIS Server and SDE on separate machines.
There are also limitations on the number of concurrent users, but if I have 100 web users accessing pooled services does this mean 100 users or as many users as pooled services?
I would be really happy if anyone can tell me what I need in this scenario. I currently have access to ArcGIS Server Enterprise Standard and I need to know in advance if it will support the scenario described above. (I think) I've already figured out that the 'Workgroup' option is no good for me.