Posts Tagged ‘ Architecture and Administration ’

Adding WRS to Portal in SAS 9.2 / 9.3

November 2, 2011
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Want to add Web Report Studio as a link in the SAS 9.2/9.3 Portal with single sign-on? Add a Portal application using the following url: http://<your server>:<your port>/SASWebReportStudio/logonFromPortal.do
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How to create multiple LSF users

November 2, 2011
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By default when you install and configure LSF as part of SAS you get two users created lsfadmin and lsfuser. Good SAS Admin practice is not use either of these accounts to schedule your production batch runs, but to create a new user for this specific task. Of course the steps to creating new LSF users...
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Web Report Studio 4.3 Roles (and hiding the Edit Tab)

May 12, 2011
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Doing some work to figure out how to remove the Edit tab for a user in WRS 4.3. Found this table of roles for WRS on the SAS Support site here: Predefined Roles and Capabilities for SAS Web Report Studio By the way the trick on the edit tab is to make sure PUBLIC...
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Tuning SAS on Windows 2008 (watch windows file cache and I/O)

May 11, 2011
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One of the sessions I got a lot out of at the SAS Global Forum was Margaret Crevar’s session where she outlined what options existed for tuning SAS on Windows 2008. Some recommendations I noted where: On Windows 2008 64-bit size: 4Gb of RAM per core. 1.5 x physical RAM for page file change default SORTSIZE...
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SAS, Oracle Weblogic, VMWare – Do not want to play nicely!

April 21, 2011
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We have been looking to upgrade a client to SAS 9.2 and at the same time move to the clients corporate IT standard of virtualising the environments. The client has standardised on vSphere and I thought great SAS 9.2 supports vSphere (as much as the following SAS support page say’s SAS supports virtualisation) SAS® Product Support...
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Testing I/O on your SAS Server

April 13, 2011
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At the SAS Global Forum 2011 in the Grid architecture session , it was mentioned that SAS servers should be looking for a minimum I/O throughput of between 30-50mb/s per server (or Grid node). There is a good SAS paper on how to test the I/O throughput of a SAS server on both Windows...
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Having problems packaging up SAS 9.2 clients for automated deployment/install?

April 9, 2011
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I have had a number of customers who’s IT departments have had no end of trouble trying to package the SAS 9.2 clients for automatic deployment. They typically are trying to use the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) capability to create a no touch way of installing the SAS Clients (Enterprise Guide, AMO etc)...
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Enterprise Guide 4.3, Making it work with SAS Internal Userid’s

March 10, 2011
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Had an interesting experience with the new SAS 9.2 environment at a customer site. We have got SAS 9.2 (actually SAS Grid but thats irrelevant for this post) installed on RedHat 5 Linux.  As we are using Linux and not Windows we lose the standard integration with Active Directory.  We didn’t want to implement PAM integration with AD (mainly because nobody can articulate clearly...
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