• System administrators use the SAS Management Console client application to
directly create metadata for system resources such as servers, users, and user groups.
System administrators also use SAS Management Console for general metadata
administration tasks, including backing up the metadata server, creating new
repositories, promoting metadata objects, and maintaining authorization information and
access rules for all types of resources.
How Business Metadata Is Organized
A hierarchical folder structure is used to organize metadata for business intelligence
content such as libraries, tables, jobs, cubes, information maps, and reports. The folder
structure includes personal folders for individual users and a folder for shared data.
Within this overall structure, you can create a customized folder structure that meets the
information management, data sharing, and security requirements of your organization.
SAS Management Console and SAS Environment Manager display all SAS folders that
the user has permission to view. Most other client applications display SAS folders only
if they contain content that is relevant to the application, subject to the user's
permissions. Import and export wizards in SAS Management Console, SAS Data
Integration Studio, and SAS OLAP Cube Studio enable you to easily move or promote
content from one part of the SAS Folders tree to another, or from a test environment to a
For more information about the SAS Metadata Server, see the SAS Intelligence
Platform: System Administration Guide.
Server Objects, Application Servers, and Logical
About Server Objects and Server Groupings
In the SAS Metadata Repository, each server process that executes SAS code is
represented by a server object. In the metadata, the attributes for each server object
contain information such as the following:
• the name of the machine that is hosting the server
• the TCP/IP port or ports on which the server listens for requests
• the SAS command that is used to start the server
The intermediate level of organization is called a logical server object. SAS servers of a
particular type, running either on the same machine or on different machines, can be
grouped into a logical server of the corresponding type. For example:
• A logical workspace server is a group of one or more workspace servers.
• A logical pooled workspace server is a group of one or more workspace servers that
are configured to use server-side pooling.
• A logical stored process server is a group of one or more stored process servers.
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