Regardless of whether
you are upgrading to a new product release, applying a SAS (Foundation)
maintenance release, or applying a product-specific maintenance release,
the general process for updating the software at your site is the
Learn about the availability
of new product releases or maintenance releases from your SAS account
representative, from the SAS Web site, or from this document.
Determine what products
you currently have at your site. Run a deployment registry report
to determine what products you currently have installed at your site. For
more information, see How to Run the Deployment Registry Report.
Assess the impact of
upgrading the software at your site.
After running the deployment
registry report, you should know the release numbers for the products
at your site. Compare these release numbers to the release numbers
of the products in this document. A difference in release numbers
will help you identify what products at your site have updates.
By reviewing the product-specific
information in this document, you can determine how upgrading your
software could affect your site. For example, you will learn about
any new features that are available and how those features might affect
your existing SAS content. You also learn any post-configuration steps
that you need to complete before you start using the product.
Contact your SAS account
representative to request a new product release or maintenance release.
To request a maintenance release, the SAS Installation Representative
at your site can also use the self-service application that is available
from the Maintenance Release Announcement. See the “Request
a Maintenance Release” topic at the bottom of http://support.sas.com/software/maintenance
Review your software
order. After you request a maintenance release, a product upgrade,
or a new SAS product, you receive a Software Order E-mail (SOE), which
lists the product bundle that you ordered and the software revision
number (such as SAS 9.3, Rev. 930_11w50).
Prepare your site for
the software updates. These preparations include downloading the
order to a SAS 9.3 Software Depot, creating backups, determining how
long the upgrade will take, and notifying users about the scheduled
update. You also perform any pre-installation steps for the products
at your site. You determined these pre-installation steps when you
assessed the impact of the software update at your site.
Install and configure
any software updates. When you run the SAS Deployment Wizard, SAS
automatically detects any files on your system that are older than
the files in your order. If there are software updates to be installed
for products already in your deployment, the SAS Deployment Wizard
goes into Update mode. If no software updates need to be installed,
then the SAS Deployment Wizard does not go into Update mode, and you
can exit the SAS Deployment Wizard.
If your site is running
Web application servers, reconfigure these servers.
Complete any post-configuration
steps for the products at your site. You determine these post-configuration
steps when you assess the impact of the software update at your site.
To determine the post-configuration steps, see the “Product
Details and Requirements” section.