AIX 6 Best Practice for SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS EBI) Users on IBM POWER6
Monitoring each SAS component and understanding how users use the environment helps system administrators understand how to best optimize the infrastructure to deliver the best performance. In this paper, the authors focus on best practice suggestions and performance settings of the IBM AIX 6.1 operating system for a SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (SAS eBI) deployment. They also discuss the advantages of IBM's virtualization capability. The tuning performance data in this paper was derived from the monitoring, analysis and tuning from a recent SAS 9.1.3 eBI benchmark at the SAS Enterprise Excellence Center (EEC). The benchmark was done on an IBM POWER6 4.7 GHz server running SAS 9.1.3 sp 4 and the AIX 6.1 operating system.