SAP on Azure: General Update – June 2018

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the Azure platform. The key objective of the Azure cloud platform is to deliver the best performance and availability at the lowest TCO and simplest operation. This blog includes updates, fixes, enhancements and best practice recommendations collated over recent months. 1. M-Series is Certified… Read more

High Available ASCS for Windows on File Share – Shared Disk No Longer Required

SAP Highly Available ASCS Now Supports File Share UNC Source SAP has released documentation and a new Windows Cluster DLL that enables the SAP ASCS to leverage a SMB UNC source as opposed to a Cluster Shared Disk. The solution has been tested and documented by SAP for usage in Production (Updated: this solution is… Read more

New White Paper on Sizing SAP Solutions on Azure Public Cloud

We have released a new white paper detailing how to size SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure public cloud. The document is attached to this blog. Initial work on this topic is mentioned in this blog: How to Size SAP Systems Running on Azure VMs.   Microsoft is Executing and Publishing SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark on… Read more

SAP MaxDB, SAP liveCache and SAP Content Server are certified to run in Microsoft Azure Cloud

We are pleased to announce certification and support for the three new SAP products on Microsoft Azure cloud: SAP MaxDB database SAP liveCache SAP Content Server   SAP MaxDB Database SAP MaxDB is one of the three databases owned by SAP. You can use the SAP MaxDB database in different context, for example as standalone… Read more

Clustering SAP ASCS Instance using Windows Server Failover Cluster on Microsoft Azure with SIOS DataKeeper and Azure Internal Load Balancer

We released new white paper on clustering SAP ASCS instance using Windows Server Failover Cluster on Microsoft Azure public cloud.   It describes how to install and configure a high-availability (HA) SAP central services instance ASCS in a Windows Failover Cluster (WSFC) using the platform Microsoft Azure. The SAP central services instance for ABAP (SAP ASCS… Read more

SQL Server 2014 now released by SAP for SAP NetWeaver 7.xx

Last year we already released a series of articles on this blog site where we introduced new features and showed advantages of SQL Server 2014 in conjunction with SAP NetWeaver applications. We now can state that as of 03/11/2015, SAP released support for SQL Server 2014 for NetWeaver based applications. This release marks a milestone… Read more

Hotnews 1067103 released by SAP this week

Some very hot news today literally. SAP engineers and we from Microsoft side investigated some strange behavior on Microsoft’s own SAP ERP system over the last two weeks. The issue basically was that we saw SAP coding running into sporadic Message Type X short dump while processing an update request. After 8 days of investigation… Read more