The SAS Grid Manager solution is a feature-rich and diverse technology set to help customers manage large workloads, improve infrastructure availability, increase resource utilization, and provide flexibility to the IT infrastructure – and deliver higher levels scalable performance for SAS solutions too.
Best Practices for Implementing High Availability for SAS® 9.4 with SAS Grid Manager
Cheryl Doninger, SAS; Zhiyong Li, SAS; Bryan Wolfe, SAS
What is a highly available SAS environment and why is it important? SAS analytics has become a mission critical component of most organizations. It is therefore critical that the SAS environment be highly available to analysts and business users at all times. SAS recommends the high availability features of SAS Grid Manager in addition to clustering as the best approach for a consistent and complete high availability solution for SAS 9.4.
Erste Group Bank AG was confronted by performance issues and additional services requirements their SAS architecture wasn’t able to address. This paper gives an overview of the questions and challenges they faced, shows changes that had to be made to processes and solutions, lists important decisions and summarizes which improvements were gained during the implementation of the new platform.
Building an Enterprise Analytics Platform: The Beauty of SAS® Grid Computing
Deciding if grid computing is right for you requires answering a few questions about your current computing environment: Do your end users ever experience a disruption while a running a job, rebooting a server or when a computer crashes? Do you expect your user base to grow? Are you concerned about exceeding the capacity of your current servers? This paper will help you explore grid computing and how your organization can benefit.
Top 10 Resources Every SAS® Administrator Should Know About
Margaret Crevar, Tony Brown, SAS
When assisting SAS® customers who are experiencing performance issues, we are often asked by the SAS users at a customer site for the top 10 guidelines to share with those who have taken on the role of system administrator or SAS administrator. This paper points you to where you can get more information regarding each of the guidelines and related details on the SAS website.
The Top Four User-Requested Grid Features Delivered with SAS® Grid Manager 9.4
Doug Haigh, SAS
As more and more SAS® customers choose to deploy their platform for SAS® Business Analytics with SAS® Grid Manager, we continue to expand the capabilities of a shared, managed, and highly available environment. Several features have been added in SAS 9.4.
The Truth Behind the Most Comment Myths for SAS Grid Manager
Margaret Crevar, Glenn Horton, Doug Haigh, SAS
SAS® Grid Computing promises many benefits that the SAS® community has been demanding for years, including workload management of SAS applications, a highly available infrastructure, higher resource utilization, flexibility for IT infrastructure, and potentially improved performance of SAS applications. [..] This paper discusses the most important things (or misunderstandings) that you need to know before you deploy SAS® Grid Manager.
Tony Brown and Margaret Crevar, SAS
This paper follows a frequently asked questions (FAQ) format for providing information, best practices, tuning, and provisioning tips for SAS application I/O performant storage provisioning.
Our goal is to continually update this paper as additional field needs arise and technology dictates.
Knowing the fundamental concepts and terminology of SAS® Grid Manager will allow you to effectively manage this architecture. The administration of SAS Grid Manager requires a good knowledge of SAS Platform Components and the understanding of their role in a grid distributed environment as well as a good management of users and applications.
We have selected a couple of fundamental courses in the curriculum of a SAS Administrator.
SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track
This intensive training course provides accelerated learning for those students who will administer the platform for SAS Business Analytics. This course is for individuals who are comfortable with learning large amounts of information in a short period of time.
Learn how to:
administer the SAS environment
identify and report about the state of the SAS environment
back up the SAS environment
monitor and log SAS servers
administer client applications
administer data access
recognize and establish various security techniques
This course covers how to administer a SAS Grid Manager Environment including the users, applications, and resources in that environment. After this course, you will understand SAS Grid Manager concepts and terminology and have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of the SAS Grid Manager architecture.
Learn how to :
Configure the Platform Suite for SAS.
Add queues, users, custom resources and tune settings.
Monitor and manage a SAS Grid Manager environment.
Understand Platform RTM for SAS and how it is used.
Adjust SAS Grid Manager settings to meet the needs of your users.