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System Requirements
SAS® Forecast Server 15.1

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS Forecast Server

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SAS Enterprise Guide is optional and not included.

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 Forecast Server contains the SAS data server SAS Advanced Analytics Common Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is large.

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

SAS Forecast Server Mid-Tier

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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 Forecast Server Clients

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SAS Forecast Studio Add-in to SAS Enterprise Guide or to Microsoft Office is separately licensed. 

Note: As an alternative, Java Web Start can be used to access the SAS Forecast Studio application. In order to launch SAS Forecast Studio via the Java Web Start client, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 or later needs to be installed on the client machine.

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 and Plug-Ins page at https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-9-4-web-browsers.html.

Additional Information

Offerings with Integration to SAS Forecast Server are not included and separately licensed.

For more information, please visit the SAS Forecast Server Product Documentation Web site at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/forecast/.


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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