01-09-2012 10:20 PM
Hi my colleague Mark and I would like to let you all know about a SAS Talks presentation we will be providing this Thursday. Details follow. Cheers!
Planned Installation? No Problem!
Wondering how installing your new SAS® Business Intelligence software will fit into your already busy schedule? In this session, we’ll break down the deployment process for SAS 9.3, direct you to critical documentation and help you understand the steps necessary to meet (or even beat) your installation goals.
A link for the registration:
And lastly, the link to the landing page for the webinar:
01-13-2012 12:38 PM
Good presentation yesterday! However, that WebEx applicaiton isn't very helpful. If there was a way to take notes, I didn't find it. Could someone form SAS summarize the basics here, perhaps with actual links to all the material? I remember seeing something like a PowerPoint slide with what might have been a link to some document.
Also, since it seems to only take about 30 seconds to deploy a BI environment on Windows, should I ask our IT department to get rid of our UNIX server? Insert sarcastiic emoticon here!
01-13-2012 01:58 PM
Could SAS do something like this for just a "regular" (non-planned deployment) installation for UNIX?
We have had much difficulty following the documentation and insturctions because they are all geared so much to installations for the BI applications & metadata server.
We use SAS a lot in UNIX - But BASE SAS primarily, and a very limited amount on Windows. No BI Apps, and whatever else was described, nor do we plan to any time in the near future.
We would LOVE to see some CLEAR, easy to follow instructions for those who are just doing a BASE SAS installation for UNIX. We had a lot of trouble with our 9.2 installation due to the very confusing instructions and documentation (Or lact of basic unix installation instructions), and do not want to go through that experience when we move to 9.3. This would be SO HELPFUL !!
Thanks in advance.
01-24-2012 07:05 PM
This was a concern for us too.
We arranged to have a SAS consultant come on site to install and configure SAS V9.2 Base and BI Platform. I believe he even did a practise run at his local SAS HQ before coming onsite. I then sat with the consultant to watch the install process, and all steps were screen-captured into a Word document.
This approach is recommended, especially for dealing with the orders, SAS Depot, metadata, deploying any web applications, and testing the install.
01-13-2012 02:21 PM
I've uploaded the PowerPoint slides used in both pptx and pdf formats. You'll find them under the Documents tab in this forum.
Here are some important links related to the presentation:
Archived version of the presentation itself:
SGF Paper 318-2010 on electronic download of SAS software:
SGF Paper 363-2011 on anatomy of a deployment:
SGF Paper 312-2008 on backup/recovery:
Backup section in System Administration Guide:
Install Center on support.sas.com for deployment doc:
SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager User's Guide:
SASHFADD utility to download hot fixes for the current machine:
I'm sure *Jawna* could make a UNIX deployment complete in 30 seconds. The rest of us will have to make do with our somewhat less-responsive systems.