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ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 ArcMap Server Performance Patch for connecting with ArcSDE data sources

Summary

This patch addresses an issue specific to ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 ArcMap Services using ArcSDE data. For every Image or Feature request, ArcMap server resets the connection to the datasource causing a slowdown in performance. We recommend that all ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 installations that have ArcMap services consuming ArcSDE data to download and install this Patch at their earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1.

Description

Introduction

ESRI® announces the ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 ArcMap Server Performance Patch when using ArcSDE datasource. This patch addresses an issue specific to ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 ArcMap Services that use ArcSDE data. For every Image or Feature request, ArcMap server reestablishes the connection to the datasource causing a slowdown in performance. We recommend that all ArcIMS 9.3 SP1 installations that have ArcMap services consuming ArcSDE data to download and install this Patch at their earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1.

Issues Addressed with this Patch


  • NIM041146: After installing Service Pack 1, ArcIMS 9.3 ArcMap Service accessing data from ArcSDE, performs slower because it resets the connection to the datasource for each request.

Files Installed in this Patch

    Windows
      bin\mapserver.dll
    Linux
      arcgis/bin/libmapserver.so
    Solaris
      arcgis/bin/libmapserver.so

Installing the Patch On Windows

ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 with the ArcMap Server extension must be installed before installing this Patch. ArcMap Server is not installed by default. Make sure you have write permission to your ArcIMS installation location, and that no one is using ArcIMS.

  1. Download the file to a location other than the installation location:

  2. From your Services control panel, stop the ArcIMS Tasker, ArcIMS Monitor, and ArcIMS Application Server (in that order). Stop the Z3950 connector service if that is running.
  3. Make a backup copy of ArcGIS\bin\MapServer.dll.
  4. Double click IMS-93sp1-MSPerf-Patch.EXE and follow the instructions on your screen.
  5. From your Services control panel, start the ArcIMS Application Server, ArcIMS Monitor, and ArcIMS Tasker (in that order). Start the Z3950 connector if necessary.

Installing the Patch On Solaris and Linux

ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 with the ArcMap Server extension must be installed before installing this Patch. ArcMap Server is not installed by default. Make sure you have write permission to your ArcIMS installation location, and that no one is using ArcIMS.

  1. Make sure you have write permission to your ArcIMS installation location, and that no one is using ArcIMS.

  2. Download the appropriate file to a location other than the installation location:


  3. Extract the tar file by typing:

    % tar -xvf gis93sp1-msperf-patch-mapsrvr-<platform>.tar
  4. Stop your server.

    % $AIMSHOME/qs_scripts/stop_arcims (ArcIMS ArcMap Server)
  5. Make a backup copy of arcgis/bin/libmapserver.so.
  6. Start the installation by typing:

    % ./applypatch

    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

  7. To re-start the server:

      Open a new terminal, type:

      % $AIMSHOME/qs_scripts/start_arcims (in the new terminal) (ArcIMS ArcMap Server)

Patch Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Patch will be posted here.

How to identify which Patch is installed


Windows

To find out what products are currently installed on your machine, download the PatchFinder93.exe utility and run it from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine. This will help determine which product Service Packs you should install on your machine. The report also details which service packs have been installed. The report is displayed when the utility is run and a servicepack.txt log file is created in your temp folder. The Service Pack Finder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

    ArcGIS ArcReader
    ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo) Includes the ArcReader fixes for the ArcReader FEATURE.
    ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6, VBA and Visual C++
    ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++, the Java Platform, the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6 and Visual C++
    ArcGIS Engine Runtime
    ArcGIS Image Server
    ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework
    ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
    ArcGIS Server Web ADF Runtime for the Microsoft .NET Framework
    ArcIMS
    ArcIMS Web ADF for the Microsoft .NET Framework
    ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
    ArcSDE

Solaris/Linux

To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download and extract the PatchFinder.tar and run PatchFinder utility from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products and which service packs have been installed. The PatchFinder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

    ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++
    ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform
    ArcGIS Engine Runtime
    ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
    ArcIMS
    ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
    ArcInfo Workstation
    ArcReader
    ArcSDE

Extract the tar file by typing:

% tar -xvf PatchFinder.tar

Run the utility by typing:

% ./PatchFinder

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Service Pack. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.