What’s new in SAS Grid Manager 9.4M3 architecture

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GridIf you have, or are considering, SAS Grid Manager, you’ll be excited to hear about two new changes to the product that make it even better for managing and processing in your analytics environment.

The two changes were made in conjunction with the release of SAS 9.4M3 in July, and included:

  • The introduction of the SAS Grid Manager agent plug-in for SAS Environment Manager.
  • The substitution of the SAS Grid Manager Plug-in for SAS Environment Manager with the SAS Grid Manager Module for SAS Environment Manager in the middle tier.

The SAS Grid Manager agent plug-in

The SAS Grid Manager agent plug-in monitors grid resources over time and generates events and alerts based on the monitored information.

The plug-in provides metric data for the grid cluster and for individual grid hosts and uses that data to:

  • display the current state of grid resources
  • graph the data over time, providing a historical view and enabling you to see how the data changes
  • create alerts that notify you whenever a selected measurement reaches a selected state

These new features allow administrators to closely monitor their grid and more effectively use their resources.

The SAS Grid Manager Module

The SAS Grid Manager Module for SAS Environment Manager replaces the SAS Grid Manager Plug-in for SAS Environment Manager and enables administrators to configure and perform actions on grid resources and high availability applications. It also provides a view of the grid at any moment in time.

These changes – the introduction of SAS Grid Manager agent plug-in and the new SAS Grid Manager Module – give administrators new tools, knowledge and know-how that helps them better manage a modern grid.

Additional Considerations

SAS Grid Manager 9.4M2 Plug-in for SAS Environment Manager, 9.4M3 SAS Grid Manager Module for SAS Environment Manager and SAS Grid Manager Agent Plug-in use the Platform Web Services application for gateways, storing data and configuration information within the WIP Data Server.

SAS Grid Manager mid-tier components use the SAS Environment Manager to monitor, manage and configure a SAS grid cluster with high availability applications.

The SAS Grid environment is administered from a single web application, eliminating the need for RTM and the SAS Management Console Grid Plug-ins.

If you already use SAS Grid Manager, be sure to check these new enhancements. More information on both changes can be found in our official documentation.

And, if you want to learn more about SAS Grid Manager, visit our product page.

Thanks for reading.

Edoardo

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Edoardo Riva

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Edoardo Riva is a Principal Technical Architect in the Global Enablement and Learning (GEL) Team within SAS R&D's Global Technical Enablement Division.

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