QuickStart Guide SAS UNIX

QuickStart Guide SAS UNIX
QuickStart Guide
SAS® 9.3 Installation Kit for Basic Deployments using DVDs: 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.
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
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.
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 software order,
use the Quick Links listed on this site: http://support.sas.com/
If you have an existing SAS 9.3 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, refer to the
SAS Deployment Wizard User’s Guide.
- The Guide can be found on Install Center:
Create a sas account that has a home directory
and requires a password for authentication.
- The sas account should have a umask of 755.
- Do not use the root account to install your software.
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,
- Follow your site’s established backup procedures.
To create your SAS Software Depot,
use the SAS Deployment Wizard on your media.
- Your software and documentation are in the SAS Software Depot.
- 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.
Follow the supplemental instructions
for deploying SAS software.
- If your order contains alternate or supplemental instructions for certain
products, they are in 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 begin, execute setup.sh at the root of the SAS Software Depot.
- Use the dialogs to install and configure your software. For more
information about the choices available in each dialog, use the
Help button.
- The SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.3:
User’s Guide is available from this location on Install Center,
Additional 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
- Review each appropriate host Configuration Guide for any productspecific post-installation steps. These documents are available from
Install Center,
For the latest installation news, please visit this site for Alert Notes:
For general SAS 9.3 information, please visit this site for the SAS 9.3
FAQ: http://support.sas.com/kb/42/384.html
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) 6778008, 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.
See http://support.sas.com/techsup/contact/index.html
for contact information for local offices.
Before calling, 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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