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SASĀ® Model Risk Management 7.3

Overview

Note: SAS Model Risk Management ships with SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting, which must be installed with SAS Model Risk Management 7.3; it cannot be installed at a later time.

Server-Tier Requirements

SAS Model Risk Management Server

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SAS Model Risk Management Server includes two SAS/ACCESS Engines of choice (Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Oracle), and three SAS Metadata Bridges of choice.

SAS Model Monitoring Reports Content can only be obtained through the external download site by customers that have a current license for SAS Model Risk Management. 

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 though it must match the SAS Model Risk Management ACCESS engine. Others are licensed separately.

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

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

It is recommended that SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server be installed on a separate machine.

SAS Solution LASR Analytic Server

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SAS Solution LASR Analytic Server offers a Standard SAS/ACCESS engine of choice for (transactional data purposes), as available per platform. SAS Solution LASR Analytic Server must be the same as the SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting ACCESS engine. Others are licensed separately.

SAS LASR Analytic Server on Linux for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Computing Management Console 2.9
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.7
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.01

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1 MB
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 Model Risk Management contains the SAS data server SAS Model Risk Management 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

Database Support

SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 requires one of the following databases:

  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server

The following database versions are supported:

  • Oracle Enterprise Edition 9, 10, 11, and 12c are supported (a documented issue in Oracle requires that version v 10.2.0.3 not be used).
    SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 requires a JDBC jar file from each database vendor that is suitable for the version of Java being used by the Application Server.
    Suitable JDBC jar files will be installed with your Oracle Client and Server. As an alternative, you can download Oracle drivers from the following website: http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/java/sqlj_jdbc/index.html.
    The JDBC driver version must be compatible with the database version.

  • PostgreSQL 8.4+
    SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 uses the postgresql-9.0-801.jdbc3.jar PostgreSQL driver. You can download a copy of the PostgreSQL driver from: http://jdbc.postgresql.org/download.html.

    SAS Model Risk Management contains the PostgreSQL data server SAS Model Risk Management 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 PostgreSQL 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

  • SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014

SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 can use any of the following drivers:

  • SQL Server Native Client 2008 driver, “Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client.”
  • SQL Server Native Client 2008 R2 driver, “Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client.”
  • SQL Server Native Client 2012 driver, “Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 11.0.”

Note: Microsoft SQL Server is supported on Microsoft Windows environments only.

SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 depends on SAS Shared Services for various components. For example, SAS Workflow is delivered with the SAS Intelligence Platform as a component of SAS Shared Services. In addition, SAS Model Risk Management 7.3 uses SAS Content Server for storing files in the WebDAV repository.


Middle-Tier Requirements

SAS Model Risk Management Mid-Tier

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Apache Solr is a third party open source software application that can be obtained only through the external download site by customers that have a current SAS Model Risk Management license. While the Apache Solr software is optional, it is highly recommended that users install and use it with SAS Model Risk Management.

SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier

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It is recommended that SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier be installed 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 Model Risk Management Client

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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.

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 http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v94/browsers.html.

Additional Information

Offerings with Integration to SAS Model Risk Management are not included and separately licensed.


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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