Migrate – SAS content to AWS - AWS Prescriptive Guidance

Migrate – SAS content to AWS

Migrate Active Directory identities

  • Goal: Define user IDs (UIDs) and group IDs (GIDs), and configure mapping.

  • Tasks:

    • Define new UID/GID attributes for users and groups.

    • Map users to UIDs and security groups to GIDs.

  • Skills/roles: SAS consultant

Migrate Linux files, directories, and permissions

  • Goal: Transfer Linux files and directories, while maintaining the directory structure on AWS.

  • Tasks:

    • Transfer your existing directory structures and files to the file system on AWS. (For example, you can use Amazon FSx for Lustre.)

    • Make sure that the directory structure and file paths are consistent in the source and target environments to minimize code changes.

  • Skills/roles: SAS consultant

Migrate SAS metadata

  • Goal: Implement metadata security design and synchronize SAS metadata content.

  • Tasks:

    • Implement SAS metadata security design on AWS.

    • Synchronize users and groups from your existing corporate Active Directory, where appropriate, based on the security design.

    • Migrate all other SAS metadata folders and objects via export/import from your existing environment.

  • Skills/roles: SAS consultant

Perform post-migration validation and acceptance testing

  • Goal: Perform functional and system testing, sign off on the migration, and create post-migration reports. For details, see Performing Post-Migration Tasks in the SAS documentation.

  • Tasks:

    • Perform functional testing of the SAS application on AWS.

    • Perform system testing of SAS applications on AWS.

    • Prepare post-installation documentation.

  • Skills/roles: SAS consultant