SAP on SQL Server on Azure – How to Bypass Proxy Server During Backup to URL

This short blog discusses how to avoid overloading an on-premises or Azure Proxy server with Backup to URL. Creating a typical .Net configuration file to disable a proxy server will allow BackupToURL.exe to communicate via https directly to Azure blog storage. 1. SQL Server Backup to URL Modern releases of SQL Server support backups to… Read more

SAP on Azure: General Update – January 2018

SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the Azure cloud platform. This blog includes updates, fixes, enhancements and best practice recommendations collated over recent months. 1. M-Series, Dv3 & Ev3-Series VMs Now Certified for NetWeaver Three new VM types are certified and supported by SAP for NetWeaver AnyDB workloads. AnyDB refers… Read more

File Server with SOFS and S2D as an Alternative to Cluster Shared Disk for Clustering of an SAP (A)SCS Instance in Azure is Generally Available

We are excited to announce general availability of clustering of an SAP (A)SCS instance on Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) with file server, e.g. Scale Out File Server (SOFS) and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) in Azure cloud. This is an alternative option for clustering of an SAP (A)SCS instance, to the existing option with cluster… Read more

SAP on SQL: General Update for Customers & Partners June 2016

Introduction SAP and Microsoft are continuously adding new features and functionalities to the SAP on SQL Server platform. The key objective of the SAP on Windows SQL port is to deliver the best performance and availability at the lowest TCO. This blog includes updates, fixes, enhancements and best practice recommendations collated over recent months. 1…. Read more

Windows Server 2012 R2 is Generally Available for NetWeaver Applications April 2014

Summary Windows Server 2012 R2 adds new features for Virtualization, Performance and Security and is now Generally Available for most SAP NetWeaver applications. 1.        Important SAP Notes for Windows Server 2012 R2 Please review the following SAP Notes before deploying SAP on Windows Server 2012 R2 1922495 – GetVersionEx function on Windows Server 2012 R2… Read more

Multi Site Clusters for SAP on SQL Systems: Recommendations & FAQ

Multi Site Clusters for SAP on SQL Systems: Recommendations & FAQ  SQL Server 2012 incorporated a new HA/DR feature called AlwaysOn.  This technology in combination with powerful new server hardware, Hyper-V virtualization, SSD disks and improvements in WAN links allow SAP customers to create highly resilient HA/DR solutions geographically distributed 100-300km apart without any data… Read more

9. Microsoft Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Landscape Design

Microsoft Private Cloud for SAP is built on fixed Virtual Machine and physical server “building blocks”  These configurations have been tested in lab environments and piloted at customer sites.  This document details how to consolidate an entire SAP landscape onto the four different Virtual Machine sizes and how to calculate how many physical servers are… Read more

6. Microsoft Private Cloud Solution for SAP: Configuration of Cluster Shared Volumes, VHDX, Disks & LUNs

Microsoft Private Cloud for SAP requires specific configuration of Cluster Shared Volumes, Virtual Hard Disks and LUNs.  These configurations have been tested in lab environments and piloted at customer sites.  This document details the recommended configurations and naming conventions.  It is strongly recommended to follow this guidance.  The file 6. Microsoft Private Cloud Solution for… 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

How to Deploy SAP on Microsoft Private Cloud with Hyper-V 3.0

Windows Server 2012 includes powerful virtualization technologies that enable customers to improve flexibility, reduce H/W costs and improve performance. With this blog we are releasing to customers and partners detailed documentation on how to deploy and configure Windows Hyper-V as a consolidation tool for SAP.   1.        SAP on Windows Hyper-V Private Cloud Documentation Structure… Read more