[Idp.gis.support] Windows ArcGIS desktop machine at NCO

Ken Ward - NOAA Federal ken.ward at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 2 16:53:50 UTC 2014

NCO has asked that we try to reduce redundancies where possible.  Let's
please test to see if using the same machine works before requesting
another as there are support/licensing costs involved.  If concurrent use
becomes an issue lets see if we can address it first.

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Kenneth Pelman - NOAA Federal <
kenneth.pelman at noaa.gov> wrote:

> I am CCing our support team as well.  We use a Windows VM that contains
> the relevant software that we either remote desktop into (if already on
> NCEP network) or VPN into it.   However, I share the two concerns you have.
>  Certainly from NCOs perspective, I do not think it would be difficult to
> set up a separate Windows VM for you to  manage as you see fit.  So, my
> vote would be to have separate VMs.
> Ken
> Kenneth Pelman
> Operations Branch
> Climate Prediction Center
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM, John Kelley <john.kelley at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> Kens,
>> We had a meeting with Cameron and Curt this morning. The topic came up
>> on whether nowCOAST team can share the GIS IDP project's Windows ArcGIS
>> desktop machine or whether we need our own machine. This machine would
>> be responsible for publishing nowCOAST map services as well as ArcGIS
>> Server management/administration.
>> We thought we could do from our own desktop over NCEP VPN but this could
>> be very slow. Having a dedicated desktop machine at NCO would be better.
>> Would it be better for nowCOAST to have its own machine or should we
>> share it with GIS IDP? The concerns we would have would be the
>> following: 1) matching version numbers between ArcMap and ArcGIS Server
>> and 2) unable to use ArcMap if already being used by someone else.
>> What would you two prefer?
>> John and Jason


*Ken Ward*
IT Specialist
Information Management Division
National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(301) 713-1156 x 133 | Ken.Ward at noaa.gov
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