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System Requirements
SASĀ® Risk and Finance Workbench 3.1

Overview

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

Server Tier Requirements

SAS Risk and Finance Workbench Server

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SAS RIsk and Finance Workbench Server includes the following software:

  • one standard SAS/ACCESS Engine of choice as available per platform, and, another standard SAS/ACCESS Engine of choice using Oracle or PostgreSQL (required).
  • Three SAS Metadata Bridges of choice, plus General Industry Standards, which is included automatically

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 (Greenplum, Teradata, or Hadoop). This must be the same engine as the solution ACCESS engine and may include all solution ACCESS engines.

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.

We recommend installing SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Server on a separate machine.

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 3.7

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

Apache Hadoop software is distributed with SAS software as a convenience. For support information, see http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/ApacheHadoopSupport.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.

SAS Data Servers

SAS Risk and Finance Workbench contains the SAS data server SAS Risk Common Data Server, which requires additional configuration.

The size of the data server is medium.

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 Risk and FInance Testing Workbench Mid-Tier

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SAS Visual Analytics Administration and Reporting Mid-Tier

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We recommend 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 Risk and Finance Testing Workbench Clients

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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.

When you select a web browser on your client machines, be aware that SAS Risk and Finance Workbench deploys SAS Common Components 2.4 for HTML, which has a separate set of supported web browsers. Most recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome are supported. For a list of supported browsers and platforms associated with HTML5, refer to the system requirements for SAS Common Components 2.4 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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