Installation Note 49284: Installing SAS® 9.3 (TS1M2) Foundation 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."
SAS supports Java 7 with SAS 9.3 (TS1M2), which includes SAS Foundation and SAS client applications (such as SAS® Management Console). Before starting your installation you need to pre-install the 32-bit version 7 Java Runtime Environment (JRE) so that when prompted by the SAS® Deployment Wizard you will be able to select the downloaded JRE.
Steps that will lead to a successful installation
Your installation/order must be SAS 9.3 TS1M2 (SAS® 9.2 or earlier releases of SAS 9.3 are not supported).
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.
Create your SAS Software Depot as usual. Video tutorials exist to help you. Creating a depot from DVD or ESD.
Install using the SAS® Deployment Wizard following regular documentation. When you reach the "Select Java Runtime Environment" window DO NOT accept the default option to use the SAS supplied JRE. Instead choose, "Select an existing Java Runtime Environment" and direct the wizard to the location of your version 7 JRE.
Once you have installed your SAS Foundation products validate them 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.
With your installation validated, 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 order.
Revalidate your installation using the SAS® 9.3 Qualification Tools as before.
Run the code under the "Full Code" tab to verify the JRE and the hot fixes applied for SAS/GRAPH components.
Operating System and Release Information
64-bit Enabled AIX
Solaris for x64
Linux for x64
64-bit Enabled Solaris
64-bit Enabled HP-UX
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.