SAS(R) Grid Manager: Administration

  • Tuition USD $2,400 GSA  $2,176.32
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1110 Ratings
  • Course Code PCAD94
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

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. This course is also included in SAS Grid Manager service offerings, designed to help you build a grid environment that's modern, flexible, and forward-looking.

Skills Gained

  • 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
  • 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 either the SAS® Platform Administration: System Administration course, the SAS® Platform Administration: Fast Track course, or have equivalent experience.

Course Details

Introduction to SAS Grid Computing

  • grid overview
  • defining the grid and Grid Manager

Platform Suite for SAS Fundamentals

  • platform load sharing facility
  • LSF directory structure
  • platform enterprise grid orchestrator
  • platform process manager
  • platform grid management services
  • platform RTM for SAS

SAS Grid Manager Fundamentals

  • SAS Grid Manager software
  • SAS Grid Manager Client Utility
  • Grid Manager Plug-in for SAS Management Console
  • SAS Grid process flow for Foundation SAS programs
  • Grid process flow for SAS Enterprise Guide
  • Grid server metadata and integration with LSF
  • shared file system
  • SAS users and homogeneous grid

SAS Grid Manager Administration

  • the movie theater analogy
  • SAS Grid Manager administration fundamentals
  • LSF queues
  • LSF resources
  • LSF host and host groups
  • LSF batch parameters, users, and groups
  • LSF daemons
  • LSF daemon administration
  • SAS and LSF integration
  • SAS scheduling and workloads

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

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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The material and instruction were well paced and understandable. The labs provided good hands on experience with AWS services and I look forward to taking more training with ExitCertified.

Only issue I had is with lab completion. Some labs didn't show up as complete which left me confused. Other than that the material itself is amazing and the hands on experience is extremely useful.

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The format of the course was nicely structured, it was interactive and the labs really helped me understand the material on a deeper level.

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