Installation Instructions for Hot Fix N30002

64-bit Enabled AIX


Hot fix N30002 addresses the issue(s) in SAS BI Dashboard 4.31_M2 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

http://ftp.sas.com/techsup/download/hotfix/HF2/N30.html#N30002


N30002 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

J53007  updates  SAS BI Dashboard 4.31_M2
N28001  updates  SAS BI Dashboard Logical Types 4.31_M1
N29001  updates  SAS Web Infrastructure Platform Extensions for BI Dashboard 4.31_M2

See What is a container hot fix? in the Hot Fix FAQ for more information about container hot fixes.


Before applying this hot fix, follow the instructions in SAS Note 35968 to generate a SAS Deployment Registry report, then verify that the appropriate product releases are installed on your system. The release number information in the Registry report should match the 'member' release number information provided above for the software components installed on each machine in your deployment.

The hot fix downloaded, N30002r6.zip, includes the updates required for all components listed above on all applicable operating systems. To apply this hot fix on multiple machines, you can either save N30002r6.zip on each machine or save it in a network location that is accessible to all machines.

Do NOT extract the contents of N30002r6.zip. The hot fix installation process will extract the contents as needed.


IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. Files delivered in this hot fix will be backed up during the installation process. However, it is good general practice to back up your system before applying updates to software.

  2. You must have Administrator Privileges on your CLIENT or SERVER machine.

  3. All currently active SAS sessions, daemons, spawners and servers must be terminated before applying this hot fix.

  4. This hot fix should be installed using the same userid who performed the initial software installation.


INSTALLATION

Hot Fix N30002 must be installed on each machine where the updated components of the product, listed above, are installed. During the installation process you may see references to all operating systems for which updates are provided in the hot fix. The installation process will determine the operating system and which component(s) of SAS BI Dashboard 4.31_M2 require updating on the machine. See SAS Note 44810 for more details.

The hot fix will be applied using the SAS Deployment Manager (SDM). By default, the SDM will search in the <SASHOME>/InstallMisc/HotFixes/New directory for hot fixes to be applied, but will also prompt for a location if you have downloaded hot fixes to a different directory.

After downloading N30002r6.zip, follow the instructions for applying hot fixes in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.3: User’s Guide.


The hot fix installation process generates the log file

<!SASHOME>/InstallMisc/InstallLogs/IT_date-and-time-stamp.log
for example, IT_2011-10-31-13.18.21.log. Each attempt to apply a hot fix results in the creation of a new log file giving detailed information regarding the installation process.

Postexec log files are created after the installation is completed and identifies the files that were added, backed up, changed and removed. These log files include the ‘member’ hot fix id in the name of the file and are also written to the <!SASHOME>/InstallMisc/InstallLogs directory. There is one postexec log for each ‘member’ hot fix applied (member hot fixes are listed at the top of these instructions).


The content of this hot fix is listed in the hot fix manifest.


POST-INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

This hot fix requires post-installation steps that will update the web application deployed to your application server.


Step 1: Re-build Web Applications

In order for this step to execute correctly, the Metadata Server must be running.

1.1 Set the DISPLAY environment variable, for example

$ export DISPLAY=<displayname>:0

1.2 Invoke the SAS Deployment Manager 9.3

From the SASDeploymentManager directory execute sasdm.sh, for example

$ cd <SASHOME>/SASDeploymentManager/9.3
$ ./sasdm.sh

1.3 Select a language in the Choose Language box

1.4 Select Rebuild Web Applications

1.5 Select Configuration Directory or Enter the Configuration Directory and Level that needs to be updated

1.6 Specify Connection Information, including the sasadm User ID and Password

1.7 Select BI Dashboard 4.31 as the Web Application to Rebuild

1.8 Verify the information on the Summary screen and select Start

1.9 Select Finish when the deployment is complete


This process will update the SAS BI Dashboard ear in <CONFIGDIR>/Lev1/Web/Staging and place the updated exploded ear in <CONFIGDIR>/Lev1/Web/Staging/exploded. The SAS BI Dashboard ear includes:

A backup of the original ear file will be placed in the Backup directory.


Step 2: Re-deploy Web Applications

2.1 Re-deploy the updated ear listed above to the web application server you are using based on the instructions appropriate for your web application server. See SAS 9.3 Intelligence Platform Middle-Tier Administration Guide, Chapter 7, for more details.

To re-deploy with Websphere, see How to re-deploy_Webshere.


This completes the installation of hot fix N30002 on 64-bit Enabled AIX.