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Creating a Server Context

Is there a utility that helps in creating a new server context under LevN parallel to SASApp?

What I want is a semi-automatic generation of the configuration tree combined with the necessary definitions in the metadata.

Reason: I need to set up different server contexts with separated configurations for separate user groups.

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‎02-23-2015 07:16 AM
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Re: Creating a Server Context

I agree with David's suggestion.

See 43276 - Adding an application server to an existing SAS® Intelligence Platform configuration

This is the standard procedure for our installations.

Be careful if you intend to add a specific Authentication Domain or alnternative system account like sassrv. Sometimes, those objets are not created by the SDW and need manual creation via the SMC.

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Re: Creating a Server Context

Don't think I've seems something like this.

It could be something that SAS Professional Services got in their Tool Pool archives.

Can you define semi-automatic? Like a parametrized script?

Probably you need to do a lot of manual work anyway, like assigning metadata object to new context, e.g. Tables.

So how many user groups do you have to do it for?

If they are quite few, chances are that its easier to do it manually-

If they are a vast number, chances are that this in not a optimal solution to handle your (for us unknown) requirement.

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Re: Creating a Server Context

You could use the SDW with a response file. Just select which servers you intend to place in the new server context as what you wish to configure, and it will ask if you want to create a new server context, say yes. Then just find / replace the server context name in the response file for each new iteration you need to create.

See chapter 6 of the Intelligence Platform : Installation and Configuration guide

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Specifically "Recording a SAS Deployment Wizard Response File" and "Playing Back a SAS Deployment Wizard Response File"

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‎02-23-2015 07:16 AM
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Re: Creating a Server Context

I agree with David's suggestion.

See 43276 - Adding an application server to an existing SAS® Intelligence Platform configuration

This is the standard procedure for our installations.

Be careful if you intend to add a specific Authentication Domain or alnternative system account like sassrv. Sometimes, those objets are not created by the SDW and need manual creation via the SMC.

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Re: Creating a Server Context

Thank you. That is probably the best way to go about it. Will try it on my next server setup.

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Re: Creating a Server Context

You could use that responsefile of the SDW and see what it is doing.

Can you isolated the needed parts 1/ xml-files importing definitions to the metadata 2/ creating al lot of OS files at the Lev- level than you can automate those steps.

It makes sense to define a lot those. APPlication Servers is about applications not about usergroups. When a usergroup is identical to one application there is no difference.

When a usergroup is using many applications you get many differentations. Ah some people are using just one application  that is Excel. (at using only one spreadsheet) 

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