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SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

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SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

I would like to install a 9.3 m2 grid environment in a multiple machine virtual box environment. Mid tier would be jboss with a failover concept using F5.

Any insights appreciated.................


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‎08-11-2016 01:32 PM
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Re: SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

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Re: SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

Go for 9.4 if you need a failover concept. The reasons:

- SAS(R) 9.4 Intelligence Platform: System Administration Guide, Third Edition configuring metadata clusters is new.

  When you want to have a failover in a grid-environment the SAS metadata and LSF master are most critical components

  LSF is IBM as third-party component          Scalability Community: Platform Suite for SAS in the LSF admin guide appendix there are several things on Ego mentioned.

  http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSETD4_9.1.2/lsf_unix_install/lsf_installnewwin_egocon...

  With SAS 9.2 you can achieve high availability by using LSF-EGO https://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/grid/SGF09_SASHA.pdf.    

- Your investment in JBOSS at the midtier is worthless as SAS is moving into VMfabric alternatives (Apache based) that are included in the installation.

   http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings14/SAS305-2014.pdf

   http://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/grid/HA/GridMgrHAServices.pdf   see figure 5 for DNS for manual intervention as being limited to passive failover.

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Re: SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

Thanks Karman.

We have a current  9.3 M2 production grid environment. I'm installing a dev 9.3 grid environment.

Hopefully in a year I'll be able to convince my organization to move to 9.4.

For now I'm stuck with sas 9.3.

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Re: SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

Hi.


General rule #1 - Always start at the SAS Support Web site. In your case, that's the Install Center  - https://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/

Then come back to this group if you have problems or there's something you don't fully understand.

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Re: SAS 9.3 grid installation on multiple machines with 2 midtiers for Failover

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