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System Requirements
SAS® Decision Manager 3.2

Overview

SAS Decision Manager is available for both Distributed and Non-distributed SAS LASR Analytic Server 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/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

The SAS Metadata Server, Business Rules Manager Server, and Model Manager Server can all be installed on the same machine or separate machines.

The SAS Decision Manager Server and the SAS Micro Analytic Services Mid-tier must be installed on the same platform (such as Windows or Linux). However, SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting (both the Server and Mid-tier components) and the SAS Decision Manager Mid-tier can be installed on different platforms than SAS Decision Manager Server.

SAS Decision Manager is not available on 32-bit Windows operating systems.

SAS Decision Manager Server

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The SAS Decision Manager Server component includes a SAS Data Integration Server subcomponent, which is available in other offerings. For information about the applicable system requirements, review the separate System Requirements document.

SAS Decision Manager Server includes a standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice for transactional data. It also includes three SAS Metadata bridges of choice, plus General Industry Standards, which is included automatically.

You must select one of the following components:

  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle
  • SAS/ACCESS Interface to PostgreSQL

To support an additional database, include the appropriate SAS/ACCESS engine along with SAS Micro Analytic Services Driver in your order.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server

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When SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting is installed on a separate server-tier machine, all servers that need to transfer data to the SAS LASR Analytic Server require either SAS LASR Analytic Server Access Tools or SAS/CONNECT.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server includes a Standard SAS/ACCESS engine. The platform must match the one that you selected for the SAS Decision Manager SAS/ACCESS engine; all others are separately licensed.

Note: Both the Distributed Mode and Non-distributed Mode of SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting include a Non-distributed Mode SAS LASR Analytic Server.

However, only the Distributed Mode of SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting includes the Distributed Mode SAS LASR Analytic Server.

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

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Deployment for Hadoop 3.0
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.5

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1.2 GB
Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (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

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 http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v94/hadoop/hadoop-distributions.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/solutions/hpainfrastructure/.

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 Data Servers

SAS Decision Manager contains a SAS data server, SAS Decision Manager Common Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is small.

Note: When you configure your software, the size of each data server must be considered.

Before you install, update, or add products and solutions that result in the deployment of one or more SAS data servers to the same machine, kernel parameter changes for shared memory and semaphores are required. For details about configuration of small, medium, and large data servers, see the section "Tuning the PostgreSQL Data Server" in the guide SAS 9.4 Web Applications: Tuning for Performance and Scalability, Second Edition. at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/intellplatform/tabs/admin94.html


Middle Tier Requirements

You must install SAS Micro Analytic Services REST API on the same platform as the SAS Decision Manager Server. However, SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting (both the Server and Mid-tier components) and SAS Decision Manager Mid-tier can be installed on different platforms than SAS Decision Manager Server.

SAS Decision Manager Mid-Tier

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One SAS Micro Analytic Services Driver is included. The driver must match one of the SAS/ACCESS engines that you selected. You can add additional drivers for any of the following data sources:

  • Base SAS
  • DB2
  • Greenplum
  • Netezza
  • ODBC
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Teradata

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier

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SAS recommends deploying the SAS Visual Analytics and Reporting Mid-Tier Server on a separate machine from the SAS Decision Manager Server.

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 Decision Manager Clients on Microsoft Windows for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS Data Integration Studio 4.7
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 7.13
  • SAS Information Map Studio 4.4
  • SAS Management Console 9.4
  • SAS Marketing Automation Integration Utilities 6.5
  • SAS Metadata Bridges 4.1
  • SAS Metadata Bridges Plug-in for SAS Data Integration Studio 4.1
  • SAS Metadata Bridges Plug-in for SAS Management Console 4.1
  • SAS Workflow Studio 1.3

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1791 MB
Supported Environments:
  • 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 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

SAS Model Manager Report Registration Client

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Base SAS is required for SAS Model Manager Report Registration Client, but is not included.

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients

SAS Visual Analytics Mobile Clients (SAS Mobile BI) are available for the Apple iPad and Android tablets via free downloads from app stores.


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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