Installation Note 49272: Updating an existing SAS® 9.3 (TS1M2) Foundation installation to use Java 7 in UNIX environments
This note assumes that you have read and are familiar with SAS Note 49296: "Using Java 7 with SAS® 9.3 TS1M2."
This SAS Note guides you through modifying your existing SAS Foundation installation, and optionally SAS Managment Console, on Unix operating environment to use a 32-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7.
Important: Before starting this process, read through the entire note so that you are aware of all preliminary requirements and potential issues as well as optional ways to accomplish these tasks.
Steps that will lead to a successful update
Your installation must be SAS 9.3 TS1M2 (SAS® 9.2 or earlier releases of SAS 9.3 are not supported).
If you are not currently running SAS 9.3 TS1M2 you must first update your installation by applying maintenance. You can request maintenance by completing this form, or by contacting your SAS Installation Representative, or by contacting your SAS account team. (If you need help with identifying your account team, call SAS directly at 1-800-727-0025, option 2.) Request an order that is at a product revision level of 13w18 or higher.
Follow the steps in the SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment Tool's "Usage Guide" to download and apply hot fixes. Ensure that Java 7-specific hot fixes listed under the hot fix tabs in links at SAS Note 49296: "Using Java 7 with SAS® 9.3 TS1M2." are included as appropriate for products in your installation.
Once you have installed your hot fixes validate your installation as documented in the "SAS® 9.3 Qualification Tools User’s Guide". If any products or tools do not validate contact the Unix System Team in SAS Technical Support.
Download and install a supported 32-bit version 7 JRE. If you already have a 32-bit version 7 JRE on your system run the command ./java -version from its jre directory to ensure that its baseline is at or above our supported minimum baseline.
Links to vendor sites are provided on our Third Party page, for your convenience.
Run the code under the "Full Code" tab to verify your JRE updates and SAS/GRAPH hot fixes.
Operating System and Release Information
64-bit Enabled AIX
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
This text will report the JRE being used in your environment, it will validate that JRE and will ensure known JRE issues in SAS/GRAPH have been corrected, assuming the appropriate hot fixes have been installed.