Installation Instructions for Hot Fix J9K011

Linux for x64

Hot fix J9K011 addresses the issue(s) in SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.47 as documented in the Issue(s) Addressed section of the hot fix download page:

J9K011 is a "container" hot fix that contains the following "member" hot fixes which will update the software components as needed.

I8C004  updates  SAS Threaded Kernel Grid 9.4_M8
J8R002  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.47
J9J009  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator Threaded Kernel Daemon 9.41

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.


  1. This hot fix is one of four hot fixes that MUST be applied in order to fully implement High Availability with SAS Job Flow Scheduler on Linux for x64; see SAS Note 67800 The High Availability feature is added to SAS® Job Flow Scheduler for more information.

    The required hot fixes include

    J9K011 or later for SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.4_M7 available on
    J2L004 or later for for SAS Middle Tier 9.4_M7 available on
    K1J001 or later for SAS Job Flow 9.4_M7 available on
    I9E004 or later for SAS Management Console 9.4_M7 available on

    In order to use High Availability with SAS Job Flow Scheduler, you must apply all four of these hot fixes. If you apply any of the hot fixes but do not apply all four, SAS Job Flow Scheduler does not work, even with High Availability disabled.

  2. This hot fix requires scripting to automatically reconfigure SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.4_M7 after the hot fix has been applied. The Apply Hot Fix and Configure SAS Hot Fix steps in the SAS Deployment Manager must be run in separate steps when applying the hot fix. You must first apply the hot fix without selecting the Configure SAS Hot Fix option. After the hot fix has been successfully applied, you need to start all the SAS servers. After the services have started, run the SAS Deployment Manager again and select "Configure SAS Hot Fix" only.


Hot Fix J9K011 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 Workload Orchestrator 9.47 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 PRE-INSTALLATION note #2 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.


For each product installed, click the link to be redirected to post-installation instructions.

I8C004  updates  SAS Threaded Kernel Grid 9.4_M8
J8R002  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.47
J9J009  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator Threaded Kernel Daemon 9.41

I8C004  updates  SAS Threaded Kernel Grid 9.4_M8


J8R002  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator 9.47

Limiting the number of lines written to STDOUT for performance

It has been determined that log output information can become so large that it has a detrimental effect on the performance of SAS Workload Orchestrator. To limit the number of lines written to STDOUT, complete the following steps to specify the "Max Standard Out Lines":
  1. Bring up the SAS Workload Orchestrator UI in a browser.
  2. Log in as a grid administrator.
  3. Go to the Configuration section.
  4. Select the General tab (if not already selected) .
  5. Make sure the field labeled "Max Standard Out Lines" is set to a non-zero value. If it is 0, set it to 50.
  6. Save the configuration by pressing the Save icon (the diskette icon) in the top right corner of the UI window.

Enabling High Availability with SAS Job Flow Scheduler

  1. Update the sgmg.cfg (SAS Grid Manager configuration file) in the [grid_share] directory root to have the following fields/values:
    "serviceUpdateSecs": 30,
    "serviceWaitSecs": 60,

  2. In the SAS Workload Orchestrator web interface, define the OSTrigger service as a high availability service. The service uses the script.

    An example path is $SASHome/SASJobFlowSchedulerServer/9.47/

    See Defining High Availability Services on a SAS Grid Manager Grid in Grid Computing in SAS for instructions.

    NOTE: When High Availability is enabled, the unrestricted user account can only be used if that same user is running the SAS Workload Orchestrator handled process ( OSTrigger Services).

  3. Edit script and set jmsUrl value to point to the host where JMS is running.
    Example: jmsUrl="-jmsUrl tcp://<midtierhost>:61616"
    jmsUrl value will get filled automatically in the SAS Job Flow Scheduling server properties in Server Manager.

    1. In SAS Management Console, select the Server Manager plug-in and navigate to the SAS Job Flow Scheduling server definition.
    2. On the Options tab, there is JMS Naming Provider URL.

J9J009  updates  SAS Workload Orchestrator Threaded Kernel Daemon 9.41


This completes the installation of hot fix J9K011 on Linux for x64.

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