What's New in Migration for the SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform


The SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform: Migration Guide describes the migration approach for upgrading your SAS Intelligence Platform 9.1.3 or 9.2 content and configuration to SAS 9.3. It describes the various phases of design, execution, and validation of your migration using the SAS migration tools.

Changes for SAS 9.3 Migration

Changes in SAS 9.3 regarding migration include the following:
  • SAS 9.3 is installed in a SASHOME directory.
  • No baseline is required to migrate SAS 9.2. (SAS 9.1.3 still requires SP4.)
  • Different versions of the SAS Migration Utility are used, depending on which version of SAS you are migrating from.
  • Several new migration utility properties have been added.
  • The SAS 9.3 middle tier is supported only on 64-bit operating systems.
  • SAS Deployment Wizard no longer uses a separate System Requirements Wizard.
  • The versions of various clients that shipped with SAS 9.2 (SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office, and JMP) are compatible with SAS 9.3 deployments.

Port Remapping

In the October 2011 release of SAS 9.3, you can designate different ports for your SAS 9.3 deployment using the SAS Deployment Wizard. For more information, see the instructions for how to remap ports.

Enhanced Analysis Report

In the October 2011 release of SAS 9.3, the migration utility analysis report has been enhanced to create a list of all products configured in the current SAS deployment. For more information, see the List of Configured Products in Your Current SAS Deployment.

New Text-Based Interface for SAS Deployment Tools

In the March 2012 release of SAS 9.3, the SAS Deployment Wizard, SAS Deployment Manager, and the SAS Download Manager can be run on operating systems that do not have windowing systems. For more information, see Prerequisites for Creating a SAS Software Depot.