QuickStart Guide: SAS 9.3 Planned Deployments using Electronic Software Delivery

QuickStart Guide: SAS 9.3 Planned Deployments using Electronic Software Delivery
QuickStart Guide: SAS® 9.3 Planned Deployments
using Electronic Software Delivery
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 your order
 Confirm that your SAS Software Order E-mail lists the software that you expect to receive.
o If it is not what you expected, contact SAS Customer Service at 1-800-727-0025.
o This software list is also in the SAS Order Information document available from your SAS Software Depot (the
repository for your SAS software) at <depot 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
 If you have not downloaded your software, follow the instructions in the SAS Software Order E-mail.
o The SAS Download Manager stores your software in a SAS Software Depot at the location you choose.
Review critical documentation
 If you have not reviewed them yet, please refer to the System Requirements.
o To search for system requirements documentation for SAS Foundation and the other products in your software
order, use the Quick Links listed here:
o Third-party reference information is available from Third Party Software Requirements,
o 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:
o 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 see
o For UNIX, the installer account should be the sas account. The root account should not be used.
 If you are migrating from SAS 9.1.3 or SAS 9.2, you must prepare your software for migration to SAS 9.3.
o To prepare, follow the instructions in the SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform: Migration Guide, located at
 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
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\SASHome) and configuration
directories. Follow your site’s established backup procedures.
 Back up your metadata. Please see the “Backing Up and Restoring Your System” section of the System
Administration Guide. The guide is located on the Product Documentation Web site for SAS Intelligence
Platform: http://support.sas.com/93administration
Complete the pre-installation checklist(s) appropriate for your software order(s).
 Standard deployment plans with checklists are available in Install Center at
 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.
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Follow the supplemental instructions for deploying SAS software and required third-party
 If your order contains alternate or supplemental instructions for certain products, these products are listed
in product readme files found in your SAS Software Depot.
 The readme files are located in <depot location>/install_doc/<order number>/ReadmeFiles
To install your software order, use the SAS Deployment Wizard in your SAS Software
 The software order(s) 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
 Use the method appropriate for the host where the software will be installed:
o Windows users should double-click the setup.exe at the root of your SAS Software Depot to start the
SAS Deployment Wizard. If your Windows operating system is Windows Vista, Windows 7, or
Windows Server 2008, you may have to right-click the setup.exe and select Run as administrator.
o UNIX users should 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 at
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 http://support.sas.com/software/updates
 Follow any product-specific post-installation steps in the Configuration Guide(s) for your operating
system(s). These documents are available from Install Center,
SAS Notes
 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:
Technical Support
If you need assistance with the software, we ask that only SAS support personnel call our Technical Support
 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. 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 http://support.sas.com/techsup/
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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Copyright  2011 SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC, USA. All rights reserved.
2 November 2011
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