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Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

I have one query that,I want to migrate windows VA server to Linux and I want checklist and procedure for that.Please give me detail and simple information as possible cause I am new in Administration(I am sas programmer but I want to know how to migrate ).

 

If anyone have checklist then please comment below.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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‎01-13-2017 06:01 AM
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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

Hi @india2016,

 

I could give you a quick checklist, and I will, but let me give you first the 9.4 Migration guide http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bimig/69173/HTML/default/viewer.htm#titlepage.htm

 

For you to know, there are 2 main wais to migrate: partial promotion (export and import spk packages from the SAS Management Console), or the SAS Migration Utility (SMU). For VA I would recommend the partial promotion because you can remain more in control, and it is not much extra time from SMU.

 

In short, very short (you should read the document):

- Install SAS VA and validate the installation on Linux.

- Implement integrations with your Active Directory and other systems (as your db drivers/connections, etc).

- Migrate your SAS datasets from Windows to Unix.

- Move your SAS code.

- Ensure permissions are fine on Linux for your code and SAS datasets.

- Migrate metadata security (users, groups, ACTs, etc).Ensure your Outbound access paswwords are filled manually.

- Migrate other things as Auth Domains and deployment folders

- Migrate metadata folders (empty folders)

- Migrate server definitions (your databases, settigs of your SASApps, etc)

- Migrate your meta libraries and ensure they are attached properly to the right connections.

- Test your libraries

- Migrate your metadata table definitions for the libraries.

- Migrate custom transformations, if any.

- Migrate your jobs/ queries/deployed jobs or queries/stored processes, and report-related items, as graphs (not the reports)

- Migrate your reports

- Migrate your distribution lists

- Re-schedule your queries and test they can be loaded into LASR.

- Test your environment, and reports.

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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

Hello @india2016,

 

I would understand you would like to know just about the migration part, not the installation of the new server on Linux.

 

For the migration: most of the VA items are just metadata, therefore they should be OS independent, like a normal promotion. If you know how to promote the metadata, you got it. If not, that is a different question. Please let us know if you need information about general promotions.

 

They things that are different on Linux:

  • the installation, which I understand an experienced consultant will do it.
  • The availability of Hadoop and a distributed LASR for High performance, if you seelct the distributed version of VA (on windows, you have got only the option of VA non-distributed)
  • Scripts on Linux code: if you have got custom scripts, you will need to translate them from Windows to Linux. And for that you will need a Linux expert.
  • The scripts for the VA deployed queries: you will just need to re-schedule them (and the new schedule will be at as default, or cron).
  • Very important: it will be better to migrate all your SAS datasets to Linux. Not really required, but a best practice.
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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

Could you please explain how we make checklist for migration planning.Our migration will be done by administrator but I need to provide him checklist only.

 

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‎01-13-2017 06:01 AM
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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

Hi @india2016,

 

I could give you a quick checklist, and I will, but let me give you first the 9.4 Migration guide http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bimig/69173/HTML/default/viewer.htm#titlepage.htm

 

For you to know, there are 2 main wais to migrate: partial promotion (export and import spk packages from the SAS Management Console), or the SAS Migration Utility (SMU). For VA I would recommend the partial promotion because you can remain more in control, and it is not much extra time from SMU.

 

In short, very short (you should read the document):

- Install SAS VA and validate the installation on Linux.

- Implement integrations with your Active Directory and other systems (as your db drivers/connections, etc).

- Migrate your SAS datasets from Windows to Unix.

- Move your SAS code.

- Ensure permissions are fine on Linux for your code and SAS datasets.

- Migrate metadata security (users, groups, ACTs, etc).Ensure your Outbound access paswwords are filled manually.

- Migrate other things as Auth Domains and deployment folders

- Migrate metadata folders (empty folders)

- Migrate server definitions (your databases, settigs of your SASApps, etc)

- Migrate your meta libraries and ensure they are attached properly to the right connections.

- Test your libraries

- Migrate your metadata table definitions for the libraries.

- Migrate custom transformations, if any.

- Migrate your jobs/ queries/deployed jobs or queries/stored processes, and report-related items, as graphs (not the reports)

- Migrate your reports

- Migrate your distribution lists

- Re-schedule your queries and test they can be loaded into LASR.

- Test your environment, and reports.

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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

@JuanS_OCS Thank you very much for detail information.

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Re: Migration plan of the SAS VA environment.

Sir,

 

Could you please explain  about  How to Migrate our SAS datasets from Windows to Linux

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