Installation Instructions for Hot Fix D8M001

Linux for x64

Hot fix D8M001 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Portal and Portlets 4.4_M2 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

D8M001 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

D8I001  updates  SAS BI Portlets 4.4_M2
D8H001  updates  SAS Information Delivery Portal 4.4_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,, 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.


Hot Fix D8M001 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 Portal and Portlets 4.4_M2 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.


Hot Fix Post Installation steps to Rebuild and Redeploy Web Applications

This hot fix requires post-installation steps. Follow the steps below to complete the installation of all updates.

  1. Rebuild Web Applications

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

    1. If you are installing this hot fix on a UNIX system, set the DISPLAY environment variable.
      For example:
      $ export DISPLAY=<displayname>:0

    2. Invoke the SAS Deployment Manager 9.4

      From the SASDeploymentManager directory execute
      For example:

      $ cd <SASHOME>/SASDeploymentManager/9.4
      $ ./

      From the SASDeploymentManager directory launch sasdm.exe. The default installation path for the SAS Deployment Manager is C:\Program Files\SAS\SASDeploymentManager\9.4.

    3. Select a language in the Choose Language box

    4. Select Rebuild Web Applications

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

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

    7. Select the appropriate product as the Web Application to Rebuild

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

    9. Select Finish when the deployment is complete

    This process will update the appropriate wars in <CONFIGDIR>/Lev1/Web/Staging.

    A backup of the original war files will be placed in the <CONFIGDIR>/Lev1/Web/Staging/Backup directory.

    JVM argument update

    NOTE: Customers with SAS Customer Intelligence Solution, or SAS Marketing Automation, etc. installed should not add the JVM command line option, at this time.
    Contact SAS Technical Support for more information.

    To surface updates in this hotfix update you must add the following JVM command line option
    to SAS Web Application Server being used

    This should be done performed before restarting the application server.

  2. Redeploy Web Applications

    Redeploy the updated wars to the web application server. See SAS 9.4 Intelligence Platform: Middle-Tier Administration Guide for more details.

This completes the installation of hot fix D8M001 on Linux for x64.

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