Installation Instructions for Hot Fix A8N004

Linux for x64

Hot fix A8N004 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Cost and Profitability Management 8.1_M6 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

A8N004 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

A8M003  updates  SAS Cost and Profitability Management IOM Server 8.1_M6
B1S002  updates  SAS Cost and Profitability Management Mid-Tier 8.1_M6
B3K002  updates  SAS Cost and Profitability Management Client 8.1_M6

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,, 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 on each machine or save it in a network location that is accessible to all machines.

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


  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.

  5. CONFIGURATION: No automatic configuration scripting is included for this hot fix. If you have previously configured software installed, the SAS Deployment Manager may present a screen where you will see "Apply SAS Hot Fixes" and "Configure SAS Hot Fixes" options. On this screen, you must ensure that the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option is *not* selected. If this option is automatically selected, please de-select it prior to proceeding with the SAS Deployment Manager Screens. Failure to do so could have unintended consequences when applying this hot fix.


Before installing this hot fix, you must create backup copies of your current models using the Model Backup Utility.
You should also export the current models using the Export Model functionality of SAS Cost and Profitability Management in order to create a copy of the models.


IMPORTANT: Before applying this hot fix you must export all of your models and after applying this hot fix you must import all of your models.

Hot Fix A8N004 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 Cost and Profitability Management 8.1_M6 require updating on the machine. See SAS Note 44810 for more details.

The hot fix will be applied using the SAS Deployment Manager. By default, the SAS Deployment Manager 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, follow the instructions for applying hot fixes in the SAS Deployment Wizard and SAS Deployment Manager 9.4: User's Guide.

Please review the CONFIGURATION Important Note above concerning proper selection of the "Configure SAS Hot Fix" option in the SAS Deployment Manager.

The hot fix installation process generates the log file

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.


B1S002  updates  SAS Cost and Profitability Management Mid-Tier 8.1_M6

Updates to the SAS Cost and Profitability Management Mid-Tier 8.1 provided in this hot fix require that Web Applications be rebuilt and redeployed. If this component is installed on Unix, follow the steps below to rebuild and redeploy the web application:


1. Delete


Re-build Web Application

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

1. Invoke the SAS Deployment Manager 9.4

From the SASDeploymentManager directory launch
SAS Deployment Manager is installed in the following default location:


2. Select a language in the Choose Language box

3. Select Rebuild Web Applications

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

5. Specify Connection Information, including the sasadm User ID and Password

6. Select Cost and Profitability Mgmt 8.1 as the Web Application to Rebuild

7. Verify the information on the Summary screen and select Start

8. Select Finish when the deployment is complete

This process will update the SAS Cost and Profitability Management Mid-Tier 8.1 ear in

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

Re-deploy Web Application

1. Re-deploy the web application using the process documented for the initial deployment process.

This completes the installation of hot fix A8N004 on Linux for x64.

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