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SAS 9.1.3 Integration Technologies » Administrator's Guide (LDAP Version)


Using the SAS Integration Technologies Configuration Utility (ITConfig)
Using ITConfig to Create Metadata Configuration Files
Using ITConfig to Configure Workspace Parameters
Using ITConfig to Test Connections
COM/DCOM

Using ITConfig to Test Connections

The SAS Integration Technologies configuration utility (ITConfig) allows you to test connections from your local machine to a SAS Workspace Server or SAS Metadata Server. The application can test a DCOM connection or a connection to a local machine. You can retrieve the server definition from a metadata server or define the server manually.

The test program used by ITConfig is a small SAS program that verifies the following information about the server environment:

  • events are returned
  • the WORK data set is properly configured
  • the location of the SASUSER directory
  • the state of other SAS options.

Testing a Connection that is Defined on a Metadata Server

To test connections to a server that is defined on a metadata server:

  1. Select Test Connection from the main IT Configuration window and click Next. The Choose How to Test window appears.

  2. Select Retrieve logical server definitions from the currently configured metadata server, then click Next. The Test window appears.

  3. Select the Logical Name of the server connection that you wish to test.

  4. Click Test to submit the test program through the connection. If the program establishes a connection to the specified server, the Connection Successful window appears.

  5. Click Copy Text to copy the test results to the clipboard. Click OK to return to the main IT Configuration window.

Testing a Local COM Connection

To test a local COM connection to a SAS server:

  1. Select Test Connection from the main Integration Technologies Configuration window and click Next. The Choose How to Test window appears.

  2. Select Enter a SAS server definition manually and click Next. The Run Tests window appears.

  3. Select the type of server to test and select Local Connection (COM), then click Next to submit the test program through the connection. If the program establishes a local COM connection, the Connection Successful window appears.

  4. Click Copy Text to copy the test results to the clipboard. Click OK to return to the main Integration Technologies Configuration window.

Testing a Manually Defined DCOM Connection

To test a DCOM connection to a SAS server:

  1. Select Test Connection from the main Integration Technologies Configuration window and click Next. The Choose How to Test window appears.

  2. Select Enter a SAS server definition manually and click Next. The Run Tests window appears.

  3. Select the type of server to test and select Remote Connection (DCOM), then click Next. The DCOM Parameters window appears.

  4. Enter the name of the machine for which you want to test a connection. Machine names are usually in the form machine.company.com.

  5. Click Test to submit the test program through the connection. If the program establishes a DCOM connection to the specified server, the Connection Successful window appears.

  6. Click Copy Text to copy the test results to the clipboard. Click OK to return to the main Integration Technologies Configuration window.