09-25-2014 01:55 PM
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.................
09-26-2014 04:32 AM
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.
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/rnd/scalability/grid/HA/GridMgrHAServices.pdf see figure 5 for DNS for manual intervention as being limited to passive failover.
12-02-2014 04:04 PM
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.
12-02-2014 05:48 PM
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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