Installing, Configuring, and Migrating to SAS® 9.2
Installation and Configuration Enhancements
The following enhancements make installation and configuration of SAS 9.2 software significantly easier and faster:
- The new SAS Download Manager enables you to download your SAS order by using an HTTP connection over the Internet.
- The new SAS Deployment Wizard combines installation and configuration into a single process. The wizard prompts for user entries and checks for required software at the beginning. Installation and configuration then run silently and unattended.
- A capture-replay feature makes it easy to automate deployment across multiple machines.
- If your configuration includes SAS servers, the SAS Deployment Wizard configures the servers automatically. When you install SAS Web applications, you can choose to have the wizard configure your Web server and deploy the applications. The number of manual steps has been greatly reduced, as has the number of required user accounts. For more details, see What's New in Installation and Configuration for the SAS 9.2 Intelligence Platform.
Running SAS 9.2 and SAS 9.1.3 on the Same Machine
It is possible to run SAS 9.2 and SAS 9.1.3 simultaneously on the same computer. You must be sure to create a separate software depot and install the software in separate locations. In configurations that include SAS servers, you must use different TCP/IP port numbers. For important details and considerations, see Peaceful Coexistence: SAS 9.2 and SAS 9.1.3.
Moving Metadata and Other Content to SAS 9.2
If your configuration includes a metadata server, you will need to move and upgrade your content (including data, metadata, configuration details, and business logic) from SAS 9.1.3 to SAS 9.2. Comprehensive tools are provided to perform this task. You can choose from the following three approaches:
- With the migration approach, you begin by running the SAS Migration Utility. This utility creates a migration package that contains your SAS 9.1.3 content. Then you run the SAS Deployment Wizard. The wizard uses the contents of the migration package to configure and populate your SAS 9.2 deployment. This approach moves and upgrades the following content: metadata for servers, users, groups, and access control templates (ACTs); configuration and deployment properties for Web applications; some configuration files for SAS servers; and all SAS content that is stored in metadata and WebDAV.
- With the promotion approach, you first use the SAS Deployment Wizard to create a SAS 9.2 deployment. Then you use promotion tools (Import SAS Package and Export SAS Package wizards) to export content from SAS 9.1.3 and import it to SAS 9.2. You can use this approach to move and upgrade metadata, WebDAV content, and physical files for the following object types: data explorations, documents, external files, folders, generated transformations, information maps, job flows, jobs, libraries, mining results, notes, reports, scheduled jobs, stored processes, and tables. A process for moving and upgrading OLAP cubes is also provided.
- With a combination approach, you first use the migration approach to build your initial SAS 9.2 deployment. While running the two deployments in parallel, you use promotion tools to periodically refresh the SAS 9.2 deployment with new and updated content.
Note: To use any of the approaches described in "Moving Metadata and Other Content to SAS 9.2", you must be using SAS 9.1.3 Service Pack 4. In addition, you should ensure that SAS 9.2 versions of all of your SAS software are available. The SAS Intelligence Platform: 9.1.3 to 9.2 Migration Guide provides details to help you plan an upgrade process that is appropriate for your situation. The guide also describes important preparation steps and post-upgrade steps.