Improvements of SAP (BW) System Copy

For performing an r3load-based system copy of an SAP system you should use the SAP Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM). For a BW system it is mandatory to run the report SMIGR_CREATE_DDL before the system copy and RS_BW_POST_MIGRATION after the system copy. Both reports have been improved with the new SAP BW code delivered for SQL… Read more

Foodstuffs North Island Retire Legacy Technology and Lower Costs by Moving Decommissioned SAP Systems to Azure on Demand

SAP Retail Customer Saves Money by moving legacy Info Assets to Azure Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) is a $6 Billion Dollar Supermarket and Retail chain in New Zealand with 400 stores distributed across the North Island New Zealand.  A decommissioned SAP implementation ran ECC 6.0 and BW 7.0 on IBM AIX and DB2 running on… Read more

How to Size SAP Systems Running on Azure VMs

Rahat Ahmad from our Partner Architect Team has contributed this blog.    In one of the partner workshop last month, we had an interesting conversation around SAP Sizing principals and options on Microsoft Azure.   As one of the prerequisites for SAP certification to run SAP Applications on Azure, Microsoft benchmarked some of the Virtual… Read more

SAP OS/DB Migration to SQL Server–FAQ v5.3 April 2015

The FAQ document attached to this blog is the cumulative knowledge gained from hundreds of customers that have moved off UNIX/Oracle and DB2 to Windows and SQL Server in recent years. In this document a large number of recommendations, tools, tips and common errors are documented.  It is recommended to read this document before performing… Read more

SAP OS/DB Migration to SQL Server–FAQ v5.2 April 2014

The FAQ document attached to this blog is the cumulative knowledge gained from hundreds of customers that have moved off UNIX/Oracle and DB2 to Windows and SQL Server in recent years.  Intel based servers provide all of the required Enterprise Features at a fraction of the cost of UNIX hardware.  The most recent Intel E7… Read more

1. Microsoft Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Hardware, Network & SAN

Microsoft Private Cloud for SAP requires specific Hardware, Software, Network and Storage configurations.  These configurations have been tested in lab environments and piloted at customer sites.  This document details the CPU, RAM, Network and other configurations recommended to achieve consistent stable performance.  The file 1. Microsoft Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Hardware, Network & SAN.docx… Read more

SAP OS/DB Migration to SQL Server–FAQ v5.0 May 2013

The FAQ document attached to this blog is the cumulative knowledge gained from hundreds of customers that have moved off UNIX/Oracle and DB2 to Windows and SQL Server in recent years.  Intel based servers provide all of the required Enterprise Features at a fraction of the cost of UNIX hardware.  SAP provide fast, safe and… Read more

How to Setup a Dedicated SAP Application Server to DB Server Network

   What is a Dedicated SAP Application Server to DB Network & Do I Need One? A dedicated SAP Network is a network interface that is separated from the normal “Public” user network and carries only network traffic between the SAP application servers, the (A)SCS and the SQL Server database.  This blog discusses why and… Read more

Decreased disk space requirement for SAP Unicode systems

SAP encourages their customers to convert existing non-Unicode systems to Unicode. However, several SQL Server customers hesitated to perform a Unicode Conversion, because of the increased storage requirements of UCS-2. This issue has been finally solved with Unicode-compression, which is a new feature of SQL Server 2008 R2. A Unicode Conversion running on SQL Server… Read more

Customer Proof of Concept on New HP DL980

Recently we conducted a Performance Proof of Concept for a large customer using the new 8 Intel Nehalem-EX E7540 8-core processor HP DL980 G7 server. This blog discusses some of the configurations and tuning conducted during the PoC. One HP DL980 with 512GB of RAM was used for SQL Server and 9 x 2 Intel… Read more