ArcGIS Pro 3.1 System Requirements - ArcGIS Pro (2023)

Before installing or updatingArcGIS ProOn a virtual or physical machine, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements to run.Also, learn what resources are recommended for best performance.

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In addition to comparing your device's compatibility with the following requirements, you can download an app that will scan your device and generate a compatibility report:Check your computer's ability to runArcGIS Pro

Supported Operating Systems

The software is supported on theMicrosoft Windowsoperating systems listed below, provided that the operating system is also currently supported by its vendor for general or public use.

operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows11 Home, Pro and Enterprise (64-bit)

February 2023 update

Windows10 Home, Pro and Enterprise (64-bit)

February 2023 update

Windows Server2022 standard and data center (64 bit)

February 2023 update

Windows Server2019 Standard and Data Center (64-bit)

February 2023 update

Windows Server2016 Standard and Data Center (64-bit)

February 2023 update

  • Past and future updates or service packs for these operating system versions are supported unless otherwise noted. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system vendor.
  • The Desktop Experience option is required for all versions ofWindows Server.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum, recommended, and optimal requirements for executionArcGIS ProAre listed below.Minimum requirements support the application but may not result in good performance. The recommended requirements work well in most situations. The best performance is achieved with the optimal requirements.

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Minimum: 2 Kerne, simultanes Multithreading

Simultaneous multithreading or hyperthreading of CPUs typically has two threads per core. A multi-threaded 2-core CPU has four threads available for processing, while a multi-threaded 6-core CPU has 12 threads available for processing.

Full motion video has higher minimum and recommended CPU specifications. SeeIntroduction to full motion videofor details.

Recommended: 4 cores

Optimal: 10 Core




Minimum: 32 GB of free disk space

Recommended: 32 GB or more free space on a Solid State Drive (SSD)

Random Access Memory (RAM

Minimum: 8 GB

Recommended: 32GB

Optimal: 64 GB or more

Dedicated (not shared) graphics memory

Recommended: 4GB or more

If you are using a notebook computer with an integrated GPU, consider increasing the system RAM to compensate for the use of shared memory.

Visualization Cache

The temporary visualization cache can consume up to 32GB of disk space in the user-selected location, if available. By default, the visualization cache is written to the user profile\LocalSubfolders so it will not roam with the user profile if roaming profiles have been enabled by your system administrator.


Minimum:DirectX11, feature level 11.0, shader model 5.0


Minimum:OpenGL4.3 with the extensions ARB_clip_control and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc

Recommended:OpenGL4.5 with the extensions ARB_shader_draw_parameters, EXT_swap_control, EXT_texture_compression_s3tc and EXT_texture_filter_anisotrop

screen resolution

Minimum size: 1024x768

Recommended: 1080p or higher

* IfDirectXrequirements are not met,OpenGLwill be used automatically. You can also change it manuallyOpenGL, e.g. B. if you suspect a problem with yoursDirectXDriver.
  • Make sure you are using the latest driver available.

  • A processor that supports the AVX instruction set is requiredsome geoprocessing tools.

  • If you're using a GPU, make sure it's currently supported by the manufacturer.

  • Cloud storage services such asMicrosoft OneDriveAndGoogle Drive, are not supported unless otherwise noted in documentation for specific tools and features.learn more aboutArcGIS Proand cloud storage services.


General purpose computing on a GPU

Support for general purpose computing on a GPU (GPGPU) with CUDA is not required to run the software, but is required to run mostDeep Learning Functionality. GPGPU can also acceleratesome Spatial Analyst tools.

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NvidiaGPU with CUDA processing power 3.7 minimum; 6.1 or higher recommended. See the list ofCUDA enabled mapsto determine the computing power of a GPU, or see the CUDA Compute section of theSystem Requirements Checker.

GPU driver

NvidiaGPU driver: Version 456.38 or later is required.

Dedicated graphics memory

Minimum: 6 GB

Recommended: 16GB or more

The memory requirements depend on the model architecture and the stack size used.


An outdated GPU driver causes deep learning tools to fail with runtime errors indicating CUDA is not installed or an unsupported toolchain is present. Make sure you have current GPU drivers provided directly byNvidia.

software requirements

The following software must be installed before installationArcGIS Pro:

SoftwareMinimum requirements

Microsoft .NETWORK

Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.5ora later patch release(6.0.6 etc.) with aWindowsx64 installer is required. The presence ofMicrosoft .NET Desktop Runtime7 or higher is irrelevant.

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Three license typesare availableArcGIS Pro 3.1.Depending on the type you use, you may need additional software or access to itArcGIS Online.

  • Named User LicenseArcGIS Prois licensed through an organizational accountArcGIS OnlineorArcGIS Enterprise. When the license expiresArcGIS Online(default option) no licensing software is required becauseArcGIS Onlineis a cloud-based service provided byEsri.

    When the license expiresArcGIS Enterprise, usethe latest version of ArcGIS License Managerregardless ofArcGIS Enterpriseversion used.

  • Concurrent-Use-LizenzThe latest version of ArcGIS License Managerto manage is requiredArcGIS Pro 3.1licenses.
  • Single Use License—No additional software is required for licensing.

SDK Requirements

The minimum requirements to build add-ins withArcGIS Pro-SDKare described in itthe SDKGitHubRepository.


ArcGIS Prois supported in various on-premises and cloud environments as shown in the following tables.

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


TheVirtualization section of the helpprovides additional information on setting up virtualization environments forArcGIS Pro.

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On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)Remarks

CitrixXenDesktop 7.15 LTSR

CitrixVirtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR

CitrixVirtual Apps and Desktops 2023 LTSR

Use the latestCitrixAndNvidiaDriver. Refer to theCitrixAndNvidiaWebsites for the latest versions.

Esrisupports the useCitrixVirtual Desktops.CitrixVirtual Apps is not recommended or supportedArcGIS Pro.

Microsoft Hyper-V-Server2012R2

MicrosoftVDI certified with RemoteFX vGPUWindowsDevice Driver Model (WDDM) 1.2.

Microsoft Hyper-V-Server2016

Microsoft Hyper-V-Server2019

Use Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) to pass through the GPU.

VMware vSphere6.7

VMware vSphere7.0

UseVMwareHorizon View 7.x and later only.

Use the latestVMwareAndNvidiaDriver. Refer to theVMwareAndNvidiaWebsites for the latest versions.

  • ArcGIS ProwithCitrix XenAppis strongly discouraged due to poorWindowsOS session allocation and GPU memory management.
  • If you use App Layering to addArcGIS ProToCitrixXenDesktop or XenApp, the application may fail to start due to insufficient permissions on the Flexnet Licensing Service. To avoid an error, run a command line installation of the Flexnet Licensing Service with the parameterMODIFYFLEXDACL=TRUE, For example:msiexec /I "C:\Programme\ArcGIS\Pro\Resources\ArcGIS Licensing Service\ArcGISLS.msi" MODIFYFLEXDACL=TRUE.
  • ArcGIS Proprovides a nominal level of functionality and performance in the following environments:

    • MicrosoftApp-V
    • VMwareapp volume
Cloud infrastructureRemarks

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

The G4dn Instance Type

Amazon WorkSpaces

Graphics package

Azure N-series VMs


  • NV4: Good for 2D usage. Capable of delivering a solid 2D experienceArcGIS Pro.
  • NV8: Good for 2D usage as well as light 3D usage. Same as NV4 but able to render and pan 3D rendering a bit smoother.
  • NV16: Solid platform for medium to intensive 3D use. This is a system that can benefit many power users working with 3D, as well as those who have large data sets and analysis needs.
  • NV32: This is a good platform for large 3D and larger datasets with high analysis needs.


  • NCasT4_v3 series virtual machines are powered by NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs and AMD EPYC 7V12 (Rome) CPUs. The VMs feature up to 4 NVIDIA T4 GPUs with 16GB of memory. Ideal for 3D users.


  • NVadsA10v5 series virtual machines are powered by NVIDIA A10 GPUs and an AMD EPYC 74F3V (Milan) CPU. The NVadsA10v5 series offers virtual machines with partial NVIDIA GPUs.

When usingArcGIS Spatial AnalystTools or machine learning functions that use GPU, more than one GPU can be helpful to support visualization and computation. Consider this option if you runspatial analysttools or machine learning functions and the display becomes erratic. Check out the current listsSpatial Analyst-ToolsAndMachine Learning Capabilitiesusing the GPU for computation.

Streaming and virtualization of cloud applicationsRemarks

Amazon AppStream2.0

CitrixCloud Virtual Apps and Desktops-Dienst 1912 LTSR inAWS

Virtual desktop support forCitrixVirtual Apps and Desktops 1912 LTSR (CitrixCloud Virtual Desktops only) withAWS EC2(G4dn) instance typeCitrixWorkspace-Clientversion 2109.

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