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SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

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SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Hi,

 

After renewing license in SAS 9.4, We have to update the SID file in metadata. This can be done by launching SAS deployment manager from Metadata Server's SASHome.

 

My questions:

1. Updating SID file has to be done only in metadata server or it has to be updated in compute also?

2. Updating SID file is the new requirement in SAS 9.4 or was it there in earlier versions also with mid-tier in place?

3. Is it mandatory to restart the services after renewing license? (It might have been answered before. But please answer again)


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‎03-09-2017 03:17 PM
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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

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Hello @muni2chandra84,

 

the update is a simple task, although I understand it may well be confussing the first times. Here are the simple steps:

 

Always with the SAS Deployment Manager:

 

Update SID on every metadata and compute machine (this will also update LASR on the machines with LASR, such as VAAR)

Update SID on the metadata, only once (from any server) but including all the SID files you have on your deployment.

 

Once you are finished, to take full effect you will need to restart every SAS service and process.

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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Posted in reply to muni2chandra84

It needs to be done once per SID, if your metadata server has a different SID than your compute, you'll need to run it twice. 

Not new, it's been in place since at least 9.2, but depending on the combination of software you have it might not have been neccesarry until now. 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/en/ikunixplannedri/66610/PDF/default/setinit_plan... Covers the process, including 

"After you apply renewal SID files on all hosts in your environment, restart all SAS Servers and SAS Spawners in your environment in the appropriate order, beginning with the SAS Metadata server if it is used. The new expiration dates and licenses for any newly added products will take effect."

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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Thanks for the reply.

 

We have 2 licenses. One is for SAS Foundation and other is for VAAR.

I have updated both these sids in metadata using sas deployment manager which was launched from metadata server's SASHome.

Should perform the same step in Compute and VAAR?

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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Posted in reply to muni2chandra84

Once you updated using the Deployment Manager, you can verify the product license renewal using the the below proc:

 

Proc setinit;

run;

 

It will display all of the sas products with their license expiry date, which will confirm you what all products licenses are renewed.

 

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‎03-09-2017 03:17 PM
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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Posted in reply to muni2chandra84

Hello @muni2chandra84,

 

the update is a simple task, although I understand it may well be confussing the first times. Here are the simple steps:

 

Always with the SAS Deployment Manager:

 

Update SID on every metadata and compute machine (this will also update LASR on the machines with LASR, such as VAAR)

Update SID on the metadata, only once (from any server) but including all the SID files you have on your deployment.

 

Once you are finished, to take full effect you will need to restart every SAS service and process.

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Re: SAS 9.4 - Updating SID file in metadata

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

Thank you so much Juan.

I think updating all the sids in metadata server would be better idea.

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