So you want to install the SAS Intelligence Platform on a server, but you just don’t have the time to read the documentation about how to perform the install. Or, maybe, you just do not feel comfortable jumping into the install on your own.
Let me give you a few ideas to get started.
Did you know that you can download multiple SAS orders into one SAS Depot? Yes, you can. When the additional order is downloaded only the files that are new or different from the existing order are downloaded. This can be a significant savings in disk space. Try it out now at your site!
One more tip! When you run the SAS Deployment Wizard make sure to use the record option to save all of your answers to the prompts in a response file. This is a great way to keep a record of your responses in case you forget which values you used during the installation and configuration of your SAS Platform. There are other uses of the response file… and that’s where I’ll recommend you take our new class: Installing and Configuring the SAS Intelligence Platform.
In the class we give an in-depth overview of the Intelligence Platform then walk you through each of the steps to install perform an install. During the class we actually have each student perform an installation of SAS Intelligence Platform on their own client and server. Yes, I said it. Each student actually gets to perform an installation! We let the students pick to install on either a Windows Server or a Linux Server.
Of course once your software is installed you are not done. You have to make sure everything installed correctly so we teach you how to do that too! See, we even share some of our best practices of performing an extensive validation to confirm your entire SAS Intelligence Platform is ready to go. Yes, we highly recommend that you do the same after you perform an installation back at your office, because after this class you will certainly be ready!