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SAS(R) Grid Manager Administration

Course Details
Code: PCADM5
Tuition (USD): $2,400.00 • Classroom
In this course, you learn how to administer a SAS Grid Manager environment, including the users, applications, and resources in that environment. After you complete 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. This course is also included in Service Offerings for Grid. These services are designed to help you build a grid environment that is modern, flexible, and forward-looking.

The self-study e-learning includes:

  • Annotatable course notes in PDF format.
  • Virtual Lab time to practice.

Skills Gained

  • Configure the Platform Suite for SAS.
  • Add queues, users, and custom resources, and fine-tune the settings.
  • Monitor and manage a SAS Grid Manager environment with the SAS Grid Manager module in SAS Environment Manager.
  • Adjust SAS Grid Manager settings to meet the needs of your users.
  • Troubleshoot a SAS Grid Manager environment.

Who Can Benefit

  • SAS administrators and system administrators who are responsible for managing and maintaining a SAS Grid Manager environment, as well as SAS power users who administer the grid and use SAS software for grid computing


  • Before attending this course, you should have attended the SAS(R) Platform Administration: Fast Track course or the &spas course, or have equivalent experience.

Course Details

Introduction to SAS Grid Computing

  • SAS Platform overview.
  • Grid overview.
  • Defining the grid and SAS Grid Manager.

Grid Manager Architecture

  • SAS Grid Manager and metadata.
  • SAS Grid Manager and LSF.
  • Enterprise Grid Orchestrator and Process Manager.
  • LSF directory structure.
  • Shared directory structure.

Clients and the Grid

  • SAS Grid Manager client utility.
  • SAS clients.
  • SAS grid process flow for SAS Foundation programs.
  • SAS scheduling.

SAS Grid Manager Administration

  • SAS Grid Manager administration fundamentals.
  • LSF queues.
  • LSF resources.
  • LSF hosts and host groups.
  • LSF batch parameters, users, and groups.

SAS Grid Manager Administration: Advanced Topics

  • Load-balancing workspace servers.
  • Grid options sets.
  • High availability.
  • External support programs.
  • Grid logging.


  • General advice.
  • Understanding the process flow for LSF daemons.
  • Platform computing issues.
  • SAS issues.
  • Other SAS Grid Manager resources.
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