Currently ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1. is still the only supported (and certified) version with ArcFM Desktop 10.2.1a / 10.2.1b.
- ArcFM Server 10.2.1a > ArcGIS Server 10.2.1, 10.2.2
- ArcFM Server 10.2.1b > ArcGIS Server 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.3, 10.3.1.
To answer your question, ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1 and ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 on the same machine is not recommended. As such, I would separate your implementation in two+ machines:
- ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1 / ArcFM Desktop 10.2.1b / Object Reader 10.2.1b (32bit)
- ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 / ArcFM Server 10.2.1b / ArcGIS Web Adapter / Object Reader 10.2.1b (64bit)
There is also the option to install ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 and ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 with Object Reader 10.2.1b (32 and 64bit) / ArcFM Server 10.2.1b all on the same machine.
Hope this helps!
This does help. For deployment of Wavepoint, is there a “best” setup, in your opinion? I have the options of
1. Installing ArcGIS Desktop/Server/Web Adaptor 10.2.1 (or 10.2.2) and ArcFM Desktop/Server and Wavepoint on the same machine
2. Separating the implementation in two machines, with ArcGIS/FM Desktop 10.2.1 and Object Reader on one machine and ArcGIS/FM Server 10.3.1 and Wavepoint and Web Adaptor on the second machine
3. Installing ArcGIS Desktop/Server 10.3.1 and Object Reader and ArcFM Server 10.2.1b all on the same machine
These are all viable options for me, but without knowing the pros/cons of each setup, I was hoping you could recommend the best option for deployment at the current time and that will also continue to make updating our setup easy in the future.
Hopefully the messages I sent you directly will answer your questions, I'm going to reiterate the information here so that others may benefit from your questions.
First, Wavepoint will only be fully functional with ArcFM Server 10.1.1, 10.2, or 10.2.1. Later releases will break any references to circuits in Wavepoint (otherwise the maps will still draw, the non-circuit traces will still work, and most tabs will display), due to the change of the Fiber Manager circuit model in 10.2.1a/b to accommodate WDM and multiple circuits per port or fiber.
Second, Object Reader isn't required for Wavepoint, just ArcFM Server.
Third, options 1 or 2 are both good, a third option is to install Wavepoint on it's own server. This is usually desirable if you will be making the Wavepoint services available outside of your organization's firewall. However it sounds like this isn't your immediate plan, so either of the first two options will work.
Typically, our clients have the Desktop products installed on workstations or a separate Citrix server, but there isn't any reason you can't run Desktop on the same machine as the ArcGIS/ArcFM Server and Wavepoint, that will work just fine too.
Yes, I think you’ve covered everything. Versions 10.2.1b (Desktop and Server) are still considered equivalent to 10.2.1 and 10.2.1a in terms of compatibility, yes? I’m assuming they are, since they are the downloads that are available on the GIS Downloads page.
I'm not sure I full understand what you are asking but I think the answer is no, 10.2.1, 10.2.1a, and 10.2.1b are not considered the same for compatibility. Please refer to our supported versions pages here:
Depending on the search terms, there are quite a few past releases that can be accessed via the GIS Downloads pages, prior to 10.2.1 as well. The latest release of Wavepoint (1.0.3) is intended to work with ArcFM 10.1.1 and 10.2.1. Earlier I'd mentioned that ArcFM 10.2 was expected to work too, I don't know the reason it is left off of the list, other than we may simply be encouraging people to use the more recent 10.2.1 release in it's place.