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October 2020 SAS 9.4® Upgrade in Place: System-Level Backup and Recovery Best Practice (PDF)
This document recommends a best practice for backing up your SAS deployment before performing an upgrade in place (UIP) and for recovering your environment in the event of a UIP failure.
May 2020 Modernizing Your SAS® UIs: Removing Dependencies on Adobe Flash (PDF)
Adobe Flash is end of life at the end of 2020. This has implications for a subset of SAS offerings that rely on Flex user interfaces. This document will help you to evaluate your SAS environment and provide you with next steps if you need to take action.
March 2019 Checklist of SAS® Viya® Administration Tasks (PDF)
This document contains two lists of tasks. There is a schedule for the second list. You, as an IT administrator or a SAS® administrator, should consider these lists for the SAS® Viya® environments that you maintain. Perform all tasks that are relevant to your environment to keep your SAS Viya deployment operating at its best over the long term.
November 2018 Understanding Containers and SAS® 9.4 Container Deployment (PDF)
This paper reviews containers at a high level, helping readers understand how containers evolved, how orchestration engines work with containers and the benefits and limitations of containers. With this background, the paper will then discuss key considerations when moving SAS® 9.4 to containers and review a sample architecture.
Updated March 2017 Managing SAS® Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server High-Availability Clusters on UNIX (PDF)
This technical paper describes how to configure a Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server to provide high-availability for the cluster by implementing a primary and a standby data server. This paper is only for Web Infrastructure Platform Data Servers on UNIX machines.
December 2016 Automating a SAS® 9.4 Installation without Using Provisioning Software: A Case Study Involving the Setup of Machines for SAS Regional Users Groups (PDF)
This paper shows you how to develop an automated installation for SAS® 9.4 without using provisioning software.
Updated March 2016 Configuring the SAS® Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server for High Availability on Windows (PDF)
This paper describes how to configure the SAS Middle Tier for high availability of the SharedServices database on Windows SharedServices, one of the databases installed on and managed by the SAS Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server.
July 2015 Checklist of SAS Platform Administration Tasks (PDF)
This paper covers tasks that an IT administrator or a SAS administrator should consider running for their SAS environments. Perform all tasks that are relevant to your environment to keep your SAS platform operating at its best over the long term.
March 2014 Provisioning Systems and Other Ways to Share the Wealth of SAS (PDF)
This paper outlines SAS deployment integration with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). These concepts can also be applied to other provisioning systems that support the notion of creation and silent execution of software deployment packages.
July 2013 SAS® User ID and Password Usage Rules (PDF)
This high-level guide defines concepts of users, internal accounts and external accounts in relation to the SAS system. Two tables offer quick comparison of rules for user names, account IDs and passwords.
June 2013 Tips and Techniques for Deploying SAS® in an Application Virtualization Environment (PDF)
This paper explores some best practices, gotchas, and guidelines that will help you succeed when deploying and using SAS in an application virtualization environment.
March 2009 z/OS SAS Deployment: This Isn't Your Father's Install Anymore! (PDF)
Starting with SAS 9.2, the overall deployment process is now uniform across all host architectures. The purpose of this document is to give you a basic understanding of the new deployment process with an emphasis on deployment to z/OS.
April 2008 Best Practices in SAS®9 Security Configuration (PDF)
This paper presents several best practice configurations for systems that are based on Windows and systems that are based on other operating systems. These configurations maximize the use of single sign-on technology and minimize the necessity to store and pass system credentials.