QuickStart Guide: SAS 9.4 Installation Kit for Planned Deployments Using DVDs: Windows and UNIX

QuickStart Guide: SAS 9.4 Installation Kit for Planned Deployments Using DVDs: Windows and UNIX
QuickStart Guide
SAS® 9.4 Installation Kit for Planned Deployments using DVDs
Windows and UNIX
To prepare for your deployment, use the information below to confirm
the contents of your software order and review its critical documentation.
After you complete those sections of the QuickStart Guide, follow the
numbered steps to perform your software deployment.
Note: In this QuickStart Guide, references to Windows include Microsoft
Windows for x64.
Confirm Your order
Confirm that you have received
the software that you expected.
- In your installation kit, find the SAS Order Information document,
which lists the software that you ordered. If the list does not contain
what you expected, contact SAS Customer Service at 1-800-727-0025.
- After you create your SAS Software Depot (a centralized repository of
SAS installation files that represents one or more orders), the software
list will be in the SAS Order Information document available from
location>/install_doc/<order number>/soi.html
- The complete list of every product in your software order is available at
<depot location>/install_doc/<order number>/ordersummary.html
- For more information, please see Installation Note 39379: The SAS
Software Depot: Frequently Asked Questions at
The SAS installation data (SID) file or files on your media
are valid for a limited time.
-If your installation process fails because the SID file has expired,
your SAS Site Representative should contact SAS for a new SID file.
Review Critical Documentation
If you have not reviewed them yet,
please refer to the System Requirements.
- To search for system requirements documentation for SAS Foundation
and the other products in your order, use the Quick Links listed here:
- Third-party reference information is available from Third Party Software
- Later steps in this QuickStart Guide address requirements that are
described in the following locations:
• the checklist that is included with the Deployment Plan
• the ReadmeFiles folder in your SAS Software Depot
Review the appropriate requirements
for the SAS Installer account:
- For Windows, the installer account must have Administrator rights
(user must be a local administrator on the machine and/or a member
of the administrators group; for details please see
- For UNIX, the installer account should be a sas account that has a
home directory and requires a password for authentication.
• The sas account should have a umask of 022.
• If you use the root account, your deployment will fail.
If you are migrating a planned deployment from SAS 9.2 or SAS 9.3,
you must prepare your software for migration to SAS 9.4.
- To prepare, follow the instructions in the SAS 9.4 Intelligence Platform
Migration Guide, located at
If you have an existing SAS 9.4 deployment, you must prepare for the
modifications associated with your software order.
- Before you perform the software deployment, you must follow the
instructions at http://support.sas.com/software/updates
For mount commands for UNIX, refer to the SAS Deployment Wizard
and SAS Deployment Manager 9.4: User’s Guide.
- The Guide can be found on Install Center:
Perform Your Software Deployment
If you are modifying an existing SAS deployment,
perform a backup before you install your new SAS software order.
- Back up the existing SASHOME directory (for example,
C:\Program Files\SAS) and configuration directories. Follow your
site’s established backup procedures.
- Back up your metadata. Please see the “Backing Up and Restoring
Your SAS Content” section of the System Administration Guide. The
guide is on the Product Documentation website for SAS Intelligence
Platform: http://support.sas.com/94administration
T o create your SAS Software Depot,
use the SAS Deployment Wizard on your media.
- Before you start the wizard, review the alert-level deployment issues
described here: http://support.sas.com/94installalerts
- Your software and documentation are in the SAS Software Depot.
• For Windows, double-click the setup.exe at the root of the
media to start the SAS Deployment Wizard.
Note: You may have to right-click the setup.exe and select
Run as administrator.
• For UNIX, launch setup.sh from the UNIX command line, from
any directory other than the removable media’s file system. Do not
launch the SAS Deployment Wizard via the File Manager.
- After the SAS Deployment Wizard starts, select Create or Add to a
SAS Software Depot and follow the instructions in the dialogs.
Complete each pre-installation checklist
appropriate for your software order or orders.
- Standard deployment plans with checklists are available in Install
Center, http://www.sas.com/installcenter/plans
- If a consultant provided a customized deployment plan, use one of the
checklists included with that plan.
- Your checklist identifies third-party software that must be installed
before you begin to deploy your SAS software. If necessary, retrieve
that software and install it according to the vendor’s instructions.
Follow the supplemental instructions
for deploying SAS software.
- If your order contains alternate or supplemental instructions for
certain products, they are in product readme files located in your SAS
Software Depot:
<depot location>/install_doc/<order number>
To install your software order,
use the SAS Deployment Wizard in your SAS Software Depot.
- The software orders contained in your SAS Software Depot must be
installed using the SAS Deployment Wizard, which presents a set of
dialogs to help you install and configure your software. The dialogs
can vary depending on the contents of the order and your selections in
previous dialogs.
- If the order you are installing contains updates or maintenance for
software that is currently installed on your system, the SAS
Deployment Wizard will present dialogs about applying them to your
existing environment.
To start the SAS Deployment Wizard,
use setup.exe.
- Follow the method appropriate for the host where the software will
be installed:
• For Windows, double-click the setup.exe at the root of
your SAS Software Depot.
You may have to right-click the setup.exe and
select Run as administrator.
• For UNIX, execute setup.sh at the root of the SAS Software
- Use the dialogs to install and configure your software. For more
information about the choices available in each dialog, use the
Help button.
- For information about the SAS Deployment Wizard console mode
text-based interface or for other assistance, consult the
SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.4:
User’s Guide available from this location on Install Center:
dditional steps may be required
for your deployment.
- If you applied updates to an existing deployment,
follow the additional post-update steps that are available from
- For UNIX, three files located in the !SASROOT/utilities/bin
directory must be setuid root. For details, see
- Please visit Install Center and review each appropriate host
Configuration Guide for any product-specific post-installation steps:
SAS Notes
For the latest installation news, please visit this site for Alert Notes:
For general SAS 9.4 information, please visit this site for the SAS 9.4
FAQ: http://support.sas.com/kb/49/516.html
Technical Support
If you need assistance with the software, we ask that only SAS support
personnel call our Technical Support Division.
-For U.S. and Canadian customers, support is provided from our
corporate headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. You may call
(919) 677-8008, Monday through Friday.
-Customers outside of the U.S. can obtain local-language
technical support through the local office in their countries.
Customers in these locations should contact their local office
for specific support hours. For contact information, please see
Before you call, you may want to explore the SAS Support Web site at
This site offers access to the SAS Knowledge Base, as well as discussion forums, Technical Support contact options, and other support
materials that may answer your questions.
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