Release Notes for Platform Process Manager 3.0


March 2006

Platform Computing

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What's New in Process Manager Version 3.0

Process Manager Version 3.0 has the following enhancements:

New platforms

Process Manager Version 3.0 now supports the following new platforms:

Multiple domains

Process Manager 3.0 now supports the use of multiple domains for user log on in a homogeneous environment (client and server are either both on Windows or both on Unix). If the server is on UNIX and the client is on Windows, the server can only accept Windows users from a single domain defined by LSF_USER_DOMAIN in lsf.conf.

Log in

You now have the ability to log in as any user (JS_LOGIN_REQUIRED=true).

Backward compatibility

Process Manager 3.0 client is not compatible with Process Manager 2.1 or JobScheduler 5.3 server.

Process Manager 3.0 client has limited compatibility with JobScheduler 5.31 server. All features of JobScheduler 5.31 function; however, new features from Process Manager 3.0 are not supported. For example, the Flow Editor of Process Manager 3.0 is able to submit flows to the JobScheduler 5.31 server (as long as JS_TIME_ZONE is set to "server") but you cannot duplicate flows, manually complete dependencies, or use the snapshot feature. We suggest you upgrade to Process Manager 3.0 server.

Full time zone support

Client can specify time-based scheduling based on server time, client time, or UTC time. In previous versions, scheduling was based on server time only.

Section 508 compliant

This software is section 508 compliant in most cases; it is accessible to people with disabilities.

LSF upgrade

Process Manager Version 3.0 works with Platform LSF version 6.0.

I18N: Internationalization

Process Manager Version 3.0 now has extensive capability to be translated into other languages. Many fields allow the input of local languages in double-byte character set such as Chinese and Japanese.

Display release version

JFD -V prints the Process Manager build date of JFD.

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Known Issues

Process Manager Version 3.0 has the following known issues:

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Learning About Process Manager Version 3.0

World Wide Web and FTP

The latest information about all other supported releases of Process Manager is available on the Platform Web site at www.platform.com.

If you have problems accessing the Platform Web site or the Platform FTP site, send email to support@platform.com

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Getting Technical Support

Should you encounter problems or have questions regarding the use of Process Manager and scheduling jobs from SAS Management Console, please contact SAS directly. You can use one of the following methods to contact the SAS Technical Support staff.

  1. Online problem/question submission:
    http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/track_intro.html
    

    Choose SAS Management Console as the 'Product' value.

  2. E-mail problem/question submission via EMITS facility:
    http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/emits.html 
    

    Choose SAS Management Console as the 'Product' value.

  3. Telephone Support Information for North America:
    http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/telephone_support.ht
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  4. If you are not based in North America, use the links in the following URL for information on how to contact other SAS Technical Support offices around the world:
    http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html  
    

While any SAS software user may contact Technical Support, priority is given to designated SAS support personnel at your site. (Note, you can use web-based forms to find out who the SAS support personnel are at your site or re-designate SAS support personnel at your site using links from this URL:

http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html

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Copyright

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      Date Modified: March 31, 2006
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