02-28-2018 03:37 AM
My organisation is looking to migrate from WinXp SAS 9.2 to Windows 10 with a 9.4 client and maintaining a 9.2 backend. We have been told that Flow Manager will not work with SAS 9.4 and we may lose our ability to monitor SAS flows.
Does anyone know if there is an alternative to Flow Manager that we could use when the migration occurs?
Thank you in advance,
02-28-2018 03:39 AM
02-28-2018 03:46 AM
The plan is to migrate from WIn XP to Windows, we know that 9.2 will not work on Windows 10. We will be upgrading the clients to 9.4.
02-28-2018 04:06 AM
Given the known toxicity of Windows XP, someone is setting themselves up for a gross negligence lawsuit.
Start building the required functionality with current software ASAP. It's part of the job.
02-28-2018 04:11 AM
02-28-2018 05:07 AM
The 9.2 back-end runs on UNIX AIX.
That explains it. We've had the same here up to year's end. Although your AIX version may be quite old, also. And no longer under real maintenance.
02-28-2018 03:42 AM
let me see if I understood:
- Clients/ pc: they will upgrade from 9.2 to 9.4
- Server/backend: it will stay on 9.2
First, and if my understanding is right, it would be useful to know what is the point of upgrading the clients and not the server. Could you please elaborate?
Secondly, Flow manager is part of IBM Platform Computing meaning, not really SAS, hence, you can just keep installed the same program.
Third, if you upgrade/migrate the SAS on the clients it is highly recommended to update also on the server, and the other way around. If you upgrade the server, you might need to upgrade the clients, to have every version and maintenance at the same level.
02-28-2018 03:49 AM
Yes that is correct, the back end has to remain 9.2 for cost reasons. Do you think Flow Manager 7.1 would run OK on Windows 10?
02-28-2018 03:56 AM
Not 100%. I would raise this question to SAS technical support or IBM's.
I initially would think that, while not natively, if the client is set to run on "compatibility mode", it should be able to run OK on windows 10.