We are starting the 9.4 installation on windows 3-tier architecture (meta,compute and midtier) and I kind of got a doubt of which tier I should be starting the installation, is it a midtier or meta?.
I started with metadata but it asked for the CGI tools information for webserver, where should I get this info from with out installing webserver?.
For multi-server deployments you must follow the documented install sequence (metadata server first).
Are you using a Deployment Plan or not? This should have been supplied as part of your SAS software order if you requested one. It is highly recommended that you use a Deployment Plan for multi-server installs.
If your installation requires third-party tools, then these need to be installed first before you deploy SAS.
Yes, I have received the deployment plan from SAS. Deployment wizard shows "SAS Mid-Tier(Initial)" as a step1 when I select Install and Configuration.
When I opt for Install ONLY option(will do configuration later), then Step 1 shows as Metadata/Compute (we opted them on a single server) but it is requesting information for CGI tools. I found the below CGI tools software from downloads page , Do you think the package from below page would work?.
Hmm, that refers to SAS/IntrNet Software. Is that listed in your deployment plan? If so then that download looks like it is required. Typically there are quite a few third-party tools required with SAS but the ones you need are dependent on your OS and SAS products being installed. If you are in any doubt I suggest you get expert help, for example Tech Support. They should be able to give you a list based on your deployment plan.
SAS Deployment is sequential - Meta (always first), compute and web. I always prefer to do it install first and config second so its clean. If you screw up in any step, then you will have to restore the contents of the metadata server and do it again so be careful in the sequence.
Check this link for CGI Tools for the Web Server 9.4: http://support.sas.com/demosdownloads/000813/readme_111621.pdf
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