System Requirements--SAS® Activity
System Requirements
SAS® Activity-Based Management 7.2
This document provides the requirements for installing and running SAS Activity-Based
Management. You must update your computer to meet the minimum requirements before installing
SAS Activity-Based Management. The major requirements listed in the document are:


software requirements
hardware requirements
For additional information, contact SAS Institute Technical Support. Sites in the U.S. and Canada may
call (919) 677-8008. Other sites should contact their SAS Installation Representative or SAS Support
Consultant for the nearest SAS Institute office.
Deployment
SAS Activity-Based Management 7.2 can be installed on multiple servers with Windows or UNIX
operating systems. The following is a list of the most complex deployment.

Server 1: Mid-Tier Server

Server 2: Database Server

Server 3: OLAP Server and Workspace Server

Server 4: Calculation Server and Workspace Server

Server 5: Metadata Server. This could be an existing metadata server.
This document describes the system requirements for each server and the client. A standalone
installation is described last. The requirements are given in both minimum and preferred categories.
A minimum installation of SAS Activity-Based Management would suffice for no more than 3 to 5
modelers. A preferred installation of SAS Activity-Based Management could adequately service 10 to
15 modelers. For larger installations, please contact your SAS Support Consultant.
The SAS Activity-Based Management client is only available on a Windows operating system. The
following table displays the products available depending on the operating system of the SAS
Activity-Based Management Mid-Tier.
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Mid-Tier
Architecture
Windows 2012 64-bit
Windows 2008 64-bit
Database
Microsoft SQL
Server
Oracle
MySQL
OLAP
Web Server
SAS OLAP
JBoss or
Microsoft SQL Server
Analysis Services
WebLogic or
SAS OLAP
JBoss or
Microsoft SQL Server
Analysis Services
WebLogic or
SAS OLAP
JBoss or
WebSphere
WebSphere
WebLogic or
WebSphere
Solaris
Oracle
SAS OLAP
WebLogic
SAS OLAP
WebSphere
SAS OLAP
WebSphere or
MySQL
AIX
Oracle
MySQL
Linux (x86) 64-bit
Oracle
JBoss
MySQL
For mixed machine architecture, please contact SAS Technical Support.
If you are using Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), the
Application Server and the Calculation Server must be on Windows.
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services is not supported with the MySQL database. Microsoft SQL
Server Analysis Services is supported with the Oracle database. Please note that future support is
dependent upon continued cooperation between Microsoft and Oracle and the drivers they provide.
This cooperation may end at any time in the future.
Web Application Server Versions:
(Overview: http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v93/appservers )



Oracle WebLogic 10.3 (10.3.0 through 10.3.6), 12.1 : OEM for SAS and the full commercial
version from Oracle. If you plan to use WebLogic with Windows 2008 R2, only 10.3.3 through
.6 are supported on Windows 2008 R2 by both SAS and Oracle. SAS recommends a minimum
of 12GB of RAM for use with WebLogic. Specific patches are required. See
http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v93/appservers/we
blogicsw.html for additional details.
IBM WebSphere 7 (7.0.0.13). 8 (8.0.0.2), 8.5 (8.5.0.1): OEM for SAS (when SAS moves the OEM
version to 7) and the ND commercial version from IBM. SAS recommends a minimum of
12GB of RAM for use with WebSphere. Specific Fix Packs are required. See
http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/v93/appservers/we
bspheresw.html for details.
JBoss AS 4.2.3 GA, EAP 4.3, AS 5.1.0 GA, EAP 5.1.1, EAP 5.2.0, AS 7.1.1 FINAL: The
Community version from jboss.org and the EAP version from Red Hat. Note that the
Community version has SAS support limitations documented at
http://support.sas.com/resources/thirdpartysupport/jbossSupport.html.
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Database Versions:
 Oracle 11g (R1 and R2): Standard and Enterprise editions are supported.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 are supported: Workgroup 2008, Standard 2008 and
2012, Business Intelligence 2012, and Enterprise 2008 and 2012 editions are supported. The
Developer edition is supported for non-production use only (testing and validation). Finally,
the Express edition is supported for non-production use (testing and validation) and can be
used with SAS OLAP Server only. The SQL Server versions differ in the number of
cpus/cores they support, amount of RAM supported, etc. The differences are documented
here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/editions.aspx

MySQL 5: Version 5.1.55 from http://www.mysql.org.
Application Server (Mid-Tier) Installation
Software Requirements
This server hosts the application for SAS Activity-Based Management. It does not need to be a separate
computer from the servers listed below.
Minimum
Operating System
Preferred
Windows 2008 Server R1 SP2
(64-bit) or
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64bit)4 or
IBM AIX 6.1 TL4 (Power PC)
or
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit)4 or
Solaris 10 (SPARC)
Solaris 10 (SPARC)
Red Hat Linux x86 5.4 (64-bit)
Red Hat Linux x86 6 (64-bit)
SuSE SLES Linux 10 SP3 (64bit)
SuSE SLES Linux 11 (64-bit)
Citrix1 (Optional)
Citrix Presentation Server 4
Citrix Presentation Server 4
Web Server
JBoss 4.2.3 or
JBoss 5.23 or
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3 or
IBM WebSphere 7
3
IBM AIX 7.1 (Power PC) or
JBoss 7.1.1
Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1 or
IBM WebSphere 8.53
Message Queuing
Java Message Services
(Included in the web servers
JBoss, WebLogic and
WebSphere)
Java Message Services (Included in
the web servers JBoss, WebLogic
or WebSphere)
Other Operating
System Components
if using SSAS:
if using SSAS:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
SP1
3
Minimum
Data Access 2
Depending upon the
database type
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC
Driver version 2.0. and
Microsoft SQL Server Client
Connectivity Tools or
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver
version 2.0. and Microsoft SQL
Server Client Connectivity Tools or
MySQL Connector/J -5.1.17 or
Oracle Database 11g JDBC Drivers
and Oracle Database 11g Client
Connectivity Tools
Oracle Database 11g JDBC
Drivers and Oracle Database
11g Client Connectivity Tools
JRE
(for client software
such as the SAS
Management
Console) 3
Java
JDK3
JBoss
AS 4.2.3,
EAP 4.3,
AS 5.1
EAP 5.2
JBoss
EAP 5.2
AS 7.1.1
WebLogic
10.3.x
Preferred
MySQL Connector/J -5.1.17 or
Windows 64 bit - SUN Java 6
Update 24 or SUN Java 7
Update 15
Windows 64 bit - SUN Java 6
Update 24 or SUN Java 7 Update
15
AIX - IBM Java 6 SR8 FP1 +
iFix IZ77436 or IBM Java
7.0.0.60 (Java 7.0 SR3)
AIX - IBM Java 6 SR8 FP1 + iFix
IZ77436 or IBM Java 7.0.0.60 (Java
7.0 SR3)
Solaris – SUN Java 6 Update 21
or SUN Java 7 Update 15
Solaris – SUN Java 6 Update 21 or
SUN Java 7 Update 15
Linux - SUN Java 6 Update 24
or SUN Java 7 Update 15
Linux - SUN Java 6 Update 24 or
SUN Java 7 Update 15
SUN Java JDK 6 Update 30
SUN Java JDK 6 Update 30
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
(Win) SUN Java JDK 6 Update
30
(Win) SUN Java JDK 6 Update 30
(Solaris) SUN Java JDK 6
Update 30
(Solaris) SUN Java JDK 6 Update
30
WebLogic
12.1
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
WebSphere
7.0.0.13
WebSphere7 installs its own
version of the Java JDK for
application use.
WebSphere 7 installs its own
version of the Java JDK for
application use.
JUnit 4.0
JUnit 4.0
Java Diagnostic Tool
1
If desired, Citrix Presentation Server may be used to allow a zero-footprint client computer access to
the SAS Activity-Based Management functionality. Use of Citrix software is not required.
2
If the database is installed on a different computer than the SAS Activity-Based Management
application server, then the database Client Connectivity Tools must be installed on the SAS
Activity-Based Management application server. The Client Connectivity Tools package for the
database installs drivers and other components used by the SAS Activity-Based Management
application server to access the database on the remote computer. For more information, please
refer to the Client Connectivity Tools installation documentation for your database.
4
3
SAS Activity-Based Management’s Java requirements and JBoss/WebLogic/WebSphere
requirements are identical to the SAS Enterprise BI Server platform requirements. Any
discrepancies are in error and should be communicated to the SAS Activity-Based Management
team.
4
The middle tier is not supported on 32-bit versions of Windows. A 32-bit version of Windows 2008
Server R2 or Windows 2012 Server is not available from Microsoft.
Hardware Requirements
The number and size of models and their associated analysis cubes affects all factors of hardwarerelated performance. The applicability of a specific server platform is primarily dependent on data
volumes. The minimum and preferred hardware platforms are estimations only. The minimum
server configuration is required to operate the software. As data volumes increase, the processing
times will increase as well. There may come a point where the hardware must be upgraded to allow
faster processing.
Minimum
Preferred
Processor
Dual Processor 64-bit, 2.0 GHz
Quad Processor 64-bit, 3.0 GHz
Memory
8 GB – with a swap file size equal to
twice physical memory if using JBoss
12 GB - with a swap file size equal to
twice physical memory if using JBoss
12 GB - with a swap file size equal to
twice physical memory if using
WebLogic or WebSphere
20 GB - with a swap file size equal to
twice physical memory if using WebLogic
or WebSphere
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
Additional disk space for model storage
depends on the number, size and
complexity of models.
Additional disk space for model storage
depends on the number, size and
complexity of models.
128k available bandwidth per expected
concurrent user
128k available bandwidth per expected
concurrent user
Hard Disk
Network Bandwidth
Database Server
This server hosts the database for SAS Activity-Based Management. It does not need to be a separate
computer from the servers listed. It can also be combined with the OLAP server if desired.
Software Requirements
Minimum
Operating System 1,2
Preferred
Windows 2008 Server R1 SP2 (32/64bit) or
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) or
IBM AIX 6.1 TL 4 (Power PC) or
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit) or IBM
AIX 7.1 (Power PC) or
Solaris 10 (SPARC) or
Solaris 10 (SPARC) or
Red Hat Linux x86 5.4 (64-bit) or
Red Hat Linux x86 6 (64-bit) or
SuSE SLES Linux 10 SP3 (64-bit)
SuSE SLES Linux 11 (64-bit)
5
Minimum
Microsoft
Database
Preferred
SQL Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise
Edition SP3 (32/64-bit)
Available
only on
Windows
Oracle 3
MySQL
SQL Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise
Edition SP3 or newer (32/64-bit) or
SQL Server 2012 Standard, Business
Intelligence, or Enterprise Edition SP1 or
newer (32/64-bit)
Oracle 11g R1 (11.1.0.6) or newer
Oracle 11g R1 (11.1.0.6) or newer
Oracle 11g R2 (11.2.0.1) or newer
Oracle 11g R2 (11.2.0.1) or newer
MySQL Server 5.1.55
MySQL Server 5.1.55
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SAS may not have available all possible combinations of databases, versions, and hardware
configurations in case software defects or other problems are encountered. In such cases, SAS
fully supports the hardware/software configuration. However, SAS may need additional/close
cooperation from the customer to resolve the problem if it cannot be reproduced on internally
available configurations.
2
Database drivers for Windows hosts are often distributed “free of charge” by database vendors.
However, they are often provided at an additional charge for UNIX hosts. This is especially true
if the host for the database server is not the same as the host(s) for other SAS server software
where these drivers are required. SAS does not provide or resell these databases, nor does SAS
provide or resell the database drivers. Please verify driver availability and cost with your
database vendor.
3
SAS Activity-Based Management requires a JDBC driver on the mid-tier server. It also requires an
ODBC driver on the Calculation Server and, if using SAS OLAP Server, possibly also on the
OLAP server depending on how the OLAP Server connects to the database. Often the
requirement for the ODBC driver is met by installing the “Client Tools” utilities (which usually
contains a suitable ODBC driver) which is available as part of the database installation package.
Please refer to the SAS Activity-Based Management 7.2 Installation Instructions for more details.
Hardware Requirements
Minimum
Preferred
Processor
Dual Processor 32-bit, 2 GHz
Quad Processor 64-bit, 3.0 GHz
Memory
4 GB - with a swap file size equal to
twice physical memory
8 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory. For large models with
large cubes, additional memory may be
needed.
Hard Disk
5 GB for installation and temporary
file space.
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
Additional disk space for model
storage and fact tables depends on
the number, size and complexity of
models.
Additional disk space for model storage and
fact tables depends on the number, size and
complexity of models.
6
OLAP Server
This server hosts the OLAP Analysis for SAS Activity-Based Management. It does not need to be a
separate computer from the servers listed. It can also be combined with the Database server for
performance reasons. The SAS OLAP Server 9.3 should be installed as part of the SAS Enterprise BI
Server 9.3.
Software Requirements
Operating System
Minimum
Preferred
Windows 2008 Server R1 SP2 (32/64-bit) or
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) or
IBM AIX 6.1 TL4 (Power PC) or
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit) or
Solaris 10 (SPARC)
IBM AIX 7.1 (Power PC) or
Red Hat Linux x86 5.4 (64-bit)
Solaris 10 (SPARC) or
SuSE SLES Linux 10 SP3 (64-bit)
Red Hat Linux x86 6 (64-bit) or
SuSE SLES Linux 11 (64-bit)
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Workspace Server 9.3 and
SAS OLAP Server 9.3 (32/64-bit)
SAS OLAP
Server 3
OLAP
1
Microsoft
SQL Server
Analysis
Services 3
SAS Workspace Server 9.3 and
2
SAS OLAP Server 9.3 (32/64-bit) 2
Microsoft SQL Server Client Connectivity
Tools or
Microsoft SQL Server Client
Connectivity Tools or
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8, or
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8, or
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity
Tools
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity
Tools
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
2008 (SSAS) SP3 (32/64-bit) 2
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
2008 (SSAS) SP3 or newer (32/ 64-bit) 2
Microsoft SQL Server Client Connectivity
Tools or
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
2012 (SSAS) SP1 or newer (32/ 64-bit)
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity
Tools
2
Microsoft SQL Server Client
Connectivity Tools or
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity
Tools
1
SAS Activity-Based Management 7.2 can be configured without SAS OLAP Server or SSAS.
However, OLAP analysis within SAS Activity-Based Management will not function. OLAP
analysis can be configured externally using SAS OLAP Server, SSAS, or a 3 rd party OLAP server
as required. The resulting cubes can be viewed with an external OLAP viewer such as SAS
Enterprise Guide.
2
HTTP access to OLAP is only available if using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008. HTTP
access to OLAP is not available when using SAS OLAP Server.
3
SAS Activity-Based Management 7.2 introduces the capability to build SAS OLAP and Microsoft
SQL Server Analysis Services cubes incrementally. However, for cubes built using Microsoft
Analysis Services, this incremental capability is only available when using SQL Server Enterprise
Editions and SQL Server Developer Edition. Due to limitations imposed by Microsoft, it is not
available using SQL Server Standard Edition. When using SQL Server Standard Edition, full
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OLAP support is provided, but all cubes will be built non-incrementally as they were in previous
versions of SAS Activity-Based Management.
Hardware Requirements
Minimum
Preferred
Processor
Dual Processor 32-bit, 2 GHz
Quad Processor 64-bit, 3.0 GHz
Memory
4 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory
8 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory. For large models, with
large cubes additional memory may be
needed.
Hard Disk
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
Additional disk space for cubes depend on
the number, size and complexity of
models.
Additional disk space for cubes depend on
the number, size and complexity of
models.
Note: Calculating OLAP cubes may
require hundreds of gigabytes of
additional disk space in some cases.
Please consult your sales exec or
technical support for more information.
Note: Calculating OLAP cubes may
require hundreds of gigabytes of
additional disk space in some cases.
Please consult your sales exec or technical
support for more information.
Calculation Server
This server hosts the calculation engine for SAS Activity-Based Management. It does not need to be a
separate computer from the servers listed above.
Software Requirements
Minimum
Operating
System
Preferred
Windows 2008 Server R1 SP2 (32/64-bit) or
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) or
IBM AIX 6.1 TL4 (Power PC) or
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit) or
Solaris 10 (SPARC)
IBM AIX 7.1 (Power PC) or
Red Hat Linux x86 5.4 (64-bit)
Solaris 10 (SPARC) or
SuSE SLES Linux 10 SP3 (64-bit)
Red Hat Linux x86 6 (64-bit) or
SuSE SLES Linux 11 (64-bit)
SAS
Components
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Workspace Server 9.3 and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC and
SAS/GRAPH and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle (if using
Oracle)
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Workspace Server 9.3 and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC and
SAS/GRAPH and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to Oracle (if using
Oracle)
Data Access
Microsoft SQL Server Client Connectivity
Tools or
Microsoft SQL Server Client Connectivity Tools
or
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 or
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 or
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity Tools
Oracle Database 11g Client Connectivity Tools
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Hardware Requirements
The number and size of models affects all factors of hardware-related performance. The applicability
of a specific server platform is primarily dependent on data volumes. The minimum and preferred
hardware platforms are estimations only. The minimum server configuration is required to operate
the software. As data volumes increase, the processing times will increase as well. There may come a
point where the server hardware must be upgraded to allow for faster processing.
Minimum
Preferred
Processor
Single Processor 32-bit, 2 GHz
Dual Processor 64-bit, 3.0 GHz
Memory
4 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory
8 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory. For large models,
additional memory may be needed.
Hard Disk
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
5 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
Client
Software Requirements
Operating System
Minimum
Preferred
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit) or
Windows Vista SP2 Enterprise, Business
or Ultimate (32/64-bit) or
Windows 7 SP 1 Enterprise, Ultimate, or
Professional (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 Enterprise, Ultimate, or
Professional (32/64 bit)
SAS Enterprise
Guide (Optional)1
SAS Activity-Based Management plug-in
for 32-bit SAS Enterprise Guide
SAS Activity-Based Management plug-in
for 32-bit SAS Enterprise Guide
Other Operating
System Components
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 &
4.0 and
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & 4.0
and
Microsoft XML Parser 6.02 and
Microsoft XML Parser 6.02 and
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 10.0 (for
SSAS 2008) or
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 10.0 (for
SSAS 2008) or
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 11.0 (for
SSAS 2012), or
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 11.0 (for
SSAS 2012), or SAS OLEDB for OLAP
9.3 (for SAS OLAP Server) 3
SAS OLEDB for OLAP 9.3 (for SAS
OLAP Server) 3
JRE4
Windows 32and 64 bit - SUN Java 6
Update 24
Windows 32and 64 bit - SUN Java 6
Update 24
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0
9
Minimum
Preferred
Other Web
Components
DHTML Editing Control for Applications
if using Windows Vista or Windows 7
Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 8
Adobe Reader 11
Adobe Flash Player
(if using Surveys)
Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Adobe Flash Player 10.1
1
If desired, the client computer can also have a 32-bit SAS Enterprise Guide installed. The SAS
Activity-Based Management software package includes a “SAS Enterprise Guide Plug-In” that
simplifies accessing SAS Activity-Based Management public tables and information maps from
within SAS Enterprise Guide. The 64-bit version of SAS Enterprise Guide is not supported by the
Activity-Based Management plug-in.
2
The Microsoft XML Parser 6.0 is installed as part of Internet Explorer and does not typically need to
be installed separately.
3
SAS OLEDB for OLAP 9.3 is installed as part of the SAS Activity-Based Management client and does
not typically need to be installed separately.
4
It is not needed directly by SAS Activity-Based Management, but is required for other SAS client
software such as the SAS Management Console.
Hardware Requirements
Minimum
Preferred
Processor
1.0 GHz
3.0 GHz
Memory
2GB
3 GB
Hard Disk
2 GB available disk space / with 1 GB
available on system drive.
2 GB available disk space / with 1 GB
available on system drive.
Additional disk space for imported or
exported model xml files depends on the
number, size and complexity of models.
Additional disk space for imported or
exported model xml files depends on the
number, size and complexity of models.
Screen Resolution
1024 x 768 pixels screen area and High
Color (16-bit) display.
1280  1024 pixels screen area and TrueColor 32-bit) display.
Network Bandwidth
128k available bandwidth per expected
concurrent user
128k available bandwidth per expected
concurrent user
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“Thin” Client (For using Surveys only)
Software Requirements
Operating System
Minimum
Preferred
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit) or
Windows Vista SP2 Enterprise, Business
or Ultimate (32/64-bit) or
Windows 7 SP 1 Enterprise, Ultimate, or
Professional (32/64-bit) or
Windows 8 Enterprise, Ultimate, or
Professional (32/64 bit) or
Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) or
Windows Server 2012 (32/64-bit)
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Adobe Flash Player 10.1
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0
Firefox 3.6
Firefox 3.6 or newer
Standalone Installation
Standalone installation is only available for a single Windows machine using Microsoft SQL Server or
MySQL databases and a JBoss web application server.
A standalone installation is intended for individual users on a laptop or for a few users on an
appropriately sized server. Be aware that laptop computers have very slow hard disk drives, at least
by server standards, so performance will be substantially slower than on a dedicated server.
These hardware and software requirements reflect the needs of the SAS Activity-Based Management
software and its required components only. SAS does not recommend installing the entire SAS
Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) suite on a single computer.
Software Requirements
Operating System
Minimum
Preferred
Windows 7 (64-bit) or
Windows 7 (64-bit) or
Windows 2008 Server R1 SP2 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) or
Windows 2012 Server (64-bit)
SAS Components
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Metadata Server 9.3 and
SAS Workspace Server 9.3and
SAS/GRAPH 9.3 and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC 9.3
SAS Foundation 9.3 and
SAS Metadata Server 9.3 and
SAS Workspace Server 9.3and
SAS/GRAPH 9.3 and
SAS/ACCESS Interface to ODBC 9.3
SAS Enterprise Guide
(Optional) 9
SAS Activity-Based Management
plug-in for 32-bit SAS Enterprise
Guide
SAS Activity-Based Management plug-in for
32-bit SAS Enterprise Guide
11
Minimum
Preferred
Web Server
JBoss 4.2.3
JBoss 5.2
Database
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with
Advanced Services SP31 (32/64-bit)
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with
Advanced Services SP3 or newer1 (32/64-bit)
SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition
SP3 (32/64-bit) 2
SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition SP3 or
newer (32/64-bit) 2
SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
SP3 (32/64-bit)
SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition SP3 or
newer (32/64-bit)
MySQL Server 5.1.55 (32-bit) 3
SQL Server 2012 Express Edition with
Advanced Services SP1 or newer1 (32/64-bit)
SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition SP1or
newer (32/64-bit) 2
If using a MySQL database:
If using a MySQL database:
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 and
MySQL Connector/J -5.1.17
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 and MySQL
Connector/J -5.1.17
If using SQL Server database:
If using SQL Server database:
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver
version 2.0. and Microsoft SQL Server
Client Connectivity Tools
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version
2.0. and Microsoft SQL Server Client
Connectivity Tools
Message Queuing
Java Message Services (Included as
part of JBoss)
Java Message Services (Included as part of
JBoss)
Other Operating System
Components
Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 & 4.0 and
Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 & 4.0 and
Data Access
Microsoft XML Parser 6.0 and
Microsoft XML Parser 6.08 and
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 10.0 (for
SSAS 2008), or
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 10.0 (for SSAS
2008), or
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 11.0 (for
SSAS 2012), or SAS OLEDB for
OLAP 9.3 (for SAS OLAP Server) 5
Microsoft OLEDB for OLAP 11.0 (for SSAS
2012), or
SUN Java 6 Update 24
SUN Java 6 Update 24
SUN Java 7 Update 15
SUN Java 7 Update 15
SAS OLAP Server 9.3
SAS OLAP Server 9.3
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis
Services 2008 (SSAS) SP1 or
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
2008 (SSAS) SP1 or newer or
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis
Services 2012 (SSAS)
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
2012 (SSAS)
JBoss
AS 4.2.3,
EAP 4.3,
AS 5.1
EAP 5.2
SUN Java JDK 6 Update 24
SUN Java JDK 6 Update 24
JBoss
EAP 5.2
AS 7.1.1
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
SUN Java JDK 7 Update 15
JUnit 4.0
JUnit 4.0
JRE 4,6
SAS
OLAP7
Microsoft
JDK4
Java Diagnostic Tool
8
12
SAS OLEDB for OLAP 9.3 (for SAS OLAP
Server) 5
Minimum
Preferred
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0
Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 8
Adobe Reader 11
1
The SQL Server Express Editions are free, reduced-capability versions of Microsoft SQL Server.
They do not support OLAP analysis. Hence, integrated OLAP analysis using SSAS is not
possible. However, integrated OLAP analysis can be configured using SAS OLAP Server.
2
SQL Server Standard Edition requires a server operating system.
3
MySQL database will perform more slowly on large models than Microsoft SQL Server. This
happens because MySQL does not have a "bulk load" interface that is optimized for loading large
amounts of data. Also, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services is not supported with MySQL.
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SAS Activity-Based Management’s Java requirements and JBoss requirements are identical to the
SAS Enterprise BI Server platform requirements. Any discrepancies are in error and should be
communicated to the SAS Activity-Based Management team.
5
SAS OLEDB for OLAP 9.3 is installed as part of the SAS Activity-Based Management client and does
not typically need to be installed separately.
6
It is not needed directly by SAS Activity-Based Management, but is required for other SAS client
software such as the SAS Management Console.
7
SAS Activity-Based Management 7.2 can be configured without SAS OLAP Server or SSAS.
However, OLAP analysis within SAS Activity-Based Management will not function. OLAP
analysis can be configured externally using SAS OLAP Server, SSAS, or a 3rd party OLAP server
as required. The resulting cubes can be viewed with an external OLAP viewer such as SAS
Enterprise Guide.
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The Microsoft XML Parser 6.0 is installed as part of Internet Explorer and does not typically need to
be installed separately.
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If desired, the client computer can also have a 32-bit SAS Enterprise Guide installed. The SAS
Activity-Based Management software package includes a “SAS Enterprise Guide Plug-In” that
simplifies accessing SAS Activity-Based Management public tables and information maps from
within SAS Enterprise Guide. The 64-bit version of SAS Enterprise Guide is not supported by the
Activity-Based Management plug-in.
Hardware Requirements
The number and size of models and their associated cubes affects all factors of hardware-related
performance. The applicability of a specific deployment is primarily dependent on data volumes. The
minimum and preferred hardware platforms are estimations only. The minimum server
configuration is required to operate the software with 1 or 2 users. As data volumes increase, the
processing times increase as well. There will come a point where the hardware must be upgraded to
allow for faster processing and/or to allow processing to complete. Due to the relative power of desktop
PCs and server PCs, and because a desktop installation must service both client software and the server
software, in most cases a desktop installation will not perform as well as a client/server installation.
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Minimum
Preferred
1
Processor
Dual Processor, 2.0 GHz
Memory
3 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory for models up
demonstration models and models up to
1000 accounts (32bit or 64bit operating
system)
Quad Processor, 64-bit 3.0 GHz 2
16 GB - with a swap file size equal to the
physical memory
4 GB - with a swap file size equal to twice
physical memory for models with fewer
than 2,500 accounts (64bit operating system
required)
8 GB - with a swap file size equal to
physical memory for models up to 25,000
accounts (64bit operating system required)
Hard Disk
1
30 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
30 GB for installation and temporary file
space.
Additional disk space for model storage
depends on the number, size and complexity
of models.
Additional disk space for model storage
depends on the number, size and
complexity of models.
Note: Calculating OLAP fact tables and
cubes may require hundreds of gigabytes of
additional disk space in some cases. Please
consult your sales exec or technical support
for more information.
Note: Calculating OLAP fact tables and
cubes may require hundreds of gigabytes
of additional disk space in some cases.
Please consult your sales exec or technical
support for more information.
These configurations as a standalone server support only 1 or 2 users.
This configuration as a standalone server supports only 2 to 4 users. This hardware can typically
support 4 users with small and medium size models or 2 users with large models.
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