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Octopus SAS Deployments

I'm very very new to SAS and wondered if you could Automate the deployments, this would us allow to manage your version controlled packages better, Quicker deployment process with all nessary audits in place.

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

AFAIK, Octopus works on .NET, which is Windows-only. SAS supports several (Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, z/OS) other platforms that don't provide .NET or similar.

Insofar, supplying their own (Java-based) deployment tool that behaves the same across all mentioned platforms makes sense.

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

And the SAS Deployment Manager supports quiet deployments/installations. Although that can be (and usually is) tricky.

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

I'm assuming you are talking about client (PC) deployments only here? Server deployments by their very nature are done manually.

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

Sorry I think there's been some cross wires, I don't want to deploy the SAS Software I want to automate the process of deploying a SAS package, that’s what we call it, so the SAS code, through our environments. Dev, UAT and Prod. I just wanted to know if anyone had set this up already or can SAS do it itself, could I write a SAS project automate the process of a developer deploying there code?

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

So you want to deploy .sas files across servers?

If not, specify

- what is a "SAS package" in your dictionary (because SAS already has "packages" when exporting metadata)

- what constitutes an "environment"? Different servers, different metadata repositories, different directories on same server, ...?

 

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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

Posted in reply to KurtBremser
As I said I'm very very new to SAS and coming from a kind of Dev Ops back ground.

I want to deploy .spk files across three different metadata repositories, we have three Dev,UAT and Prod.

I'd like to automate, but also audit and limit who can do it in each environment. Alla Octopus style.
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Re: Octopus SAS Deployments

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Hello @Ian-NHSD,

 

OK, so now we are talking, you mean spk files (promotion of metadata) not to actually deploy (install) SAS. You can do this with the Batch Export and Import tools with any tool for scheduling jobs.

 

Please read: 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bisag/68240/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p04l8c3fo8tpyhn103dp...

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bisag/68240/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p16u72wwciy3y0n1wq3i...

https://support.sas.com/resources/papers/sgf2008/migratemetadata.pdf

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bisag/68240/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n0861tmrlv3nsen164wt...

 

Hope it helps.


Kind regards,

Juan

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