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03-09-2018 09:21 PM - edited 03-09-2018 10:21 PM
If you are getting a "command not found" error when invoking sas, you could try this: ./sas
Also check out these steps to validate the SAS servers and to test your deployment:
04-14-2018 11:19 PM
04-15-2018 04:58 AM
excellent question. I think the validation of your installation it is a very important step before delivering the environment to your users.
The first thing is to validate the binaries, with the SAS Installation Qualification (SAS IQ) and the SAS Operation Qualification (SAS OQ) tools https://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/en/ikinstqualtoolug/66614/PDF/default/qualificat...
This is generally done after you install binaries and before you apply any modification (such as hotfixes, post-installation or run the Configuration), and it helps to validate if binaries are as expected, and SAS can run all the expected procedures.
Once both are OK, you can continue until all services are in place. Then you would need to validate them. There are several options:
1. Validate technical connections:
a) all services are up, you can stop and start them and all is OK
b) Validate SAS servers: you can do it with SAS Management Console or the ValidateServer tools http://support.sas.com/kb/42/523.html (for SAS 9.2, but still valid for SAS 9.4)
c) There is a tool, named Deployment Tester, which can run the validations and SAS IQ and SAS OQ where needed http://documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=biig&docsetTarget=n05022intelplatform00install.htm&docsetVers...
2. Validate applications:
a) your users and you can create unitary tests to test each application to be used, including the administration ones
b) There are some documents that SAS Consultants and trusted partners do follow to test most of the applications. The name is STIC validations. In the end, they are just unitary tests created by SAS Best Practices (GEL department) to ensure key components do work. I am not sure if they are available to customers, but iI am sure it does not hurt SAS Technical Support about them.