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System Requirements
SAS® Enterprise BI Server 4.4

Overview

To keep pace with changes to third-party technologies, SAS has adopted a general policy of supporting one or more baseline major versions and subsequent minor updates for each officially supported operating system. For example, if the baseline for SAS x is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, SAS x will also support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 under this policy.

The full SAS Support policy that applies to third-party software can be found at https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/baseline-and-higher.html. As part of this policy, SAS strongly encourages customers to install the latest operating-system service packs.

Server Tier Requirements

SAS Enterprise BI Server

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SAS Metadata Server

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SAS makes the following recommendations for SAS Metadata Server deployments:

  • a 64-bit host system
  • a dedicated machine to simplify tuning, management, and diagnostics
  • multi-core server hardware because SAS Metadata Server is multi-threaded
  • four or more cores for production deployments

The disk I/O performance of any server-class system should be sufficient. Memory requirements are highly dependent on the product mix and usage, but 8 GB of RAM are sufficient for most large deployments. For many deployments, 4 GB of RAM are sufficient and should be considered a minimum, unless the specific deployment is tested and verified to require less memory.

SAS OLAP Server

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Middle Tier Requirements

SAS Enterprise BI Server Mid-Tier

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Application Servers

When you install your SAS solution software, SAS Deployment Manager installs and configures the required web application servers and web servers.

To install these servers, select one of the supported operating systems for the middle tier.

Note: These servers cannot be installed on the z/OS or 32-bit Windows platforms.


Client Tier Requirements

SAS Enterprise BI Clients on Microsoft Windows for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office 8.0
  • SAS BI Lineage Plug-in for SAS Management Console 4.4
  • SAS Esri Map Manager Plug-in for SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS Information Map Studio 4.4
  • SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS OLAP Cube Studio 4.4
  • SAS OLAP Server Monitor for SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS Workflow Studio 1.3

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1492 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Windows 10 (32-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 10 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 10 on the x86 chip family
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8 Pro (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Small Business Server (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

SAS Enterprise BI Clients support SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office in 32-bit Windows installations.

Web Browsers

The list of web browsers that SAS supports is updated as new products are tested and approved. For the latest information, visit the SAS 9.4 Support for Web Browsers page at https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-9-4-web-browsers.html.


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