SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture Framework

The SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture framework was introduced with SAS Environment Manager 2.4 to augment the basic capabilities of SAS Environment Manager by extending and automating many of the activities consistent with the operational requirements of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The package implements best practices for resource monitoring, automates and extends the application’s auditing and user monitoring capabilities, and follows industry standards to enable servers to use Application Response Measurement (ARM). These functions enable SAS Environment Manager to function as a key component in providing service-level management in a strategy that is based on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

The SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture framework can be turned on or off as needed. The following outline depicts the framework and its components:

Extended Monitoring
This component configures SAS Environment Manager to implement specific monitoring best practices that have been identified for SAS deployments.

Data Mart
The data mart components of the framework provide a standardized data repository for data collected by the SAS Environment Manager agents and other monitoring tools. View a diagram of the data flow through the data mart (PDF).

Report Center
This component extends the SAS Environment Manager web application to provide access to a rich set of out-of-the-box reports. These reports leverage the data stored in the data mart to provide both a set of usable reports and examples of the types of reports organizations may want to implement on their own using the preferred SAS reporting and analysis solutions. View a listing of delivered reports (PDF).

SAS Environment Manager, its reports, and supporting data are provided to assist in the troubleshooting and performance tuning of SAS environments. Although audit, access, and connectivity data and reports are provided, SAS does not provide a guarantee as to their completeness.

If you require more extensive and comprehensive audit, access, and connectivity data, please contact SAS Professional Services for assistance.

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