09-01-2015 04:32 PM
Red Hat’s latest release of RHEL 7 has many SAS customers looking to move from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7. If you are one of these SAS customers, please review SAS Note 53997 for a list of SAS 9.4 requirements and which components are not supported.
In addition, Red Hat has just released a new tuning paper Optimizing SAS on RHEL 6 and 7. It is important for you to follow all the guidelines for RHEL 7 in order to obtain optimal performance of SAS 9.4 on your hardware.
09-16-2015 07:41 AM
Very interesting read. Thank you.
A missing topic in this document imho is the utilisation (or not) of Direct IO.
Discusion and benchmarks:
Is Direct IO management in SAS only available under Windows and Unix and not under linux?
09-16-2015 12:54 PM
Yes, Direct IO is supported with SAS on Linux. We did not cover it in the paper because there are no additional tunings that need to be done from what we have listed in the paper.
Are you using Direct IO at your customer site?
09-17-2015 07:38 AM