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SASĀ® Business Rules Manager 3.3

Overview

SAS Business Rules Manager is available for both Distributed and Non-distributed LASR deployments. These system requirements apply to both LASR deployments. The headings below indicate whether components apply to a specific LASR deployment type.

To keep pace with changes to third-party technologies, SAS has adopted a general policy of supporting one or more baseline major versions, subsequent minor updates, and subsequent major versions for each officially supported operating system. Only the supported baseline major versions are listed in this document. The full SAS Support policy governing third-party software can be found at https://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/baseline_plus.html.

As part of this policy, SAS strongly encourages customers to install the latest operating-system service packs.

Server Tier Requirements

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.

SAS Business Rules Manager Server

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SAS Business Rules Manager Server also includes a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice (Oracle or PostgreSQL).

The following products are optional but not included:

  • SAS/STAT
  • SAS Enterprise Miner Server
  • SAS Data Integration Server
  • SAS Enterprise Guide
  • SAS In-Database Code Accelerator for Greenplum, Teradata, or Hadoop

Teradata and Greenplum must use the SAS Embedded Process to achieve parallel loading. To use the SAS Embedded Process, you must install the appropriate SAS/ACCESS engine on the server tier.

The SAS LASR Analytic Server Access Tools component is not supported on HP-UX for IPF, 32-bit Windows, or z/OS. If you install SAS Business Rules Manager Server on one of those platforms, SAS/CONNECT is therefore required.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server includes a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice. This engine must be the same as that selected for the SAS Business Rules Manager server, or it must be separately licensed.

SAS recommends installing the SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server on a separate computer from the SAS Business Rules Manager Server.

SAS LASR Analytic Server (Distributed LASR) on Linux for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Computing Management Console 2.9
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.91
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.02

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Oracle Linux 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

Use of a co-located Hadoop File System (HDFS) is optional, but it requires a supported Hadoop environment and SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop (which are included with your license). For information about supported Hadoop distributions, refer to https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-hadoop.html. The plug-ins require additional configuration. For more information, see SAS High-Performance Analytics Infrastructure 3.5: Installation and Configuration Guide at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/hp-analytics-infrastructure/index.html.

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.

Database Software

SAS Business Rules Manager Server supports SAS Decision Manager Common Data Server or Oracle.


Middle Tier Requirements

Your license supports unlimited installations and clustering for the Mid-Tier components.

SAS Business Rules Manager Mid-Tiers

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier

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SAS recommends installing SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier on a separate machine.

Web 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 Business Rules Manager Clients on Microsoft Windows for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS Workflow Studio 1.3

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 377 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
  • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition with Desktop Experience (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients

The SAS Visual Analytics Apps are supported on iOS and Android devices, and on PCs and tablets running Microsoft Windows 10. You can download the apps for free from the Apple iTunes Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft Windows Store.

Web Browsers

SAS Business Rules Manager 3.3 deploys SAS Common Components 9.0 for HTML, which has a separate set of supported web browsers. For a list of supported browsers and platforms associated with HTML5, refer to the system requirements for SAS Common Components 9.0 for HTML.


Third-Party Software

SAS software may be provided with certain third-party software, including but not limited to open-source software, which is licensed under its applicable third-party software license agreement. For license information about third-party software distributed with SAS software, refer to http://support.sas.com/thirdpartylicenses.

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