SAS 9.1.3 Integration Technologies » Server Administrator's Guide

Starting Servers
Server Startup Command
Specifying Metadata Connection Information
Customizing the Server Command for COM/DCOM Connections
Initializing UNIX Environment Variables for Workspace Servers
Invoking (Starting) the Spawner
On Windows
Updating a Spawner Service
On Alpha/VMS
Server and Services Startup Order
Reference Materials
Object Server Parameters
Spawner Invocation Options
Starting Servers

Starting a Spawner on Alpha/VMS

If the spawner is to service more than one client user ID, the spawner should run under an account that has the following privileges:


These privileges are required in order for the spawner to create a detached process with the connecting client as the owner.

If the spawner is to service one client, the spawner can be launched under that client's user ID.

Note: If you are printing or using SAS/GRAPH procedures, you must set the display to a machine running an X server. For example:

   set display/create/transport=tcpip/node=
     <ip address of machine running X server>

Included as part of the Base SAS installation are some sample DCL files that demonstrate how to start the daemon as a detached process. The files listed here are all located in SAS$ROOT:[MISC.BASE]. Make a backup copy of these files before making any modifications.

executes OBJSPAWN.COM as a detached process.

runs the spawner. OBJSPAWN.COM also includes other commands that your site might need in order to run the appropriate version of the spawner, to set the display node, to define a process level logical pointing to a template DCL file (OBJSPAWN_TEMPLATE.COM), and perform any other actions needed before the spawner is started.

performs setup that is needed in order for the client process to execute. The spawner first checks to see if the logical SAS$TKELS_TEMPLATE is defined. If SAS$TKELS_TEMPLATE is defined, when the server first starts the corresponding template file is executed as a DCL command procedure. You are not required to define the template file.

provides a sample configuration file for the spawner.

Note: After the spawner is started, an attempt is made to write a message to stdout indicating whether objspawn initialization completed or failed.