Review the following
precautions and required permissions:
SPD Server 4.5 is distributed only
as a 64-bit environment application for Solaris by Sun, AIX by IBM,
Linux by SUSE or Red Hat, and HP-UX by Hewlett-Packard.
Use a UNIX user ID other than root
to run your production SPD Server environment. Although there are
no known security or integrity problems with SPD Server 4.5, root
access is not required to run SPD Server. After you correctly configure
UNIX directory ownership and set permissions on your LIBNAME domains,
root access to SPD Server does not confer any benefits. For more information
and a list of options to use when you are configuring SPD Server,
see Notes for SPD Server Administrators
Install SPD Server in a location
that is adequately mirrored and backed up to assure reliability. The
SPD Server installation location should use system space in which
the SPD Server Administrator has full rights.
General familiarity with the UNIX
language is required to install SPD Server 4.5. At a minimum, you
should be familiar with basic UNIX shell entities (such as sh, csh,
and ksh), Bourne shell scripts, the UNIX tar
command, and how to modify files using a UNIX text editor.
To create the installation directory
for SPD Server, you need appropriate access permissions on the file
system on which you install the server software. The owner of the
SPD Server installation directory should be the UNIX user ID of the
SPD Server administrator. For more information, see Notes for SPD Server Administrators
If you want SPD Server clients
to connect to the SPD Server host using name services instead of specifying
port numbers at invocation, you need Write access to your server machine's
file. Name services require you to define registered ports that
use the services file appropriate to your machine.
If your SPD Server clients access
the SPD Server host using name services instead of specifying port
numbers, you need Write access to the services files on the clients,
in the path
Insert the WORKPATH= server option
in your spdsserv.parm file. Use the WORKPATH= option to configure
your server to use a high-performance file system. Ideally this system
has RAID-structured volumes with sufficient disk space to accommodate
the transient storage needs for SPD Server. The spdsserv.parm file
is located in the root directory of your SPD Server host installation.
For more information about the WORKPATH= option and configuring servers
for performance, see the SAS Scalable Performance Data
(SPD) Server 4.53: User's Guide.