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

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

Pilot program for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 connector for SAP LVM

SAP started the Ramp-Up program for SAP Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0. See https://service.sap.com/rampup for more details. Navigate to Ramp-Up Programs –> SAP NetWeaver –> SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0. Microsoft will release a connector which will enable SAP LVM to use virtual machines that are running on Hyper-V and are managed by System Center… Read more

Microsoft and SAP NetWeaver – step by step up to the cloud – Part IV : simple offline copy of a central system

Intro in the first three blogs of the series the following topics were discussed : 1. SCOM integration :     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2012/02/03/microsoft-and-sap-netweaver-step-by-step-up-to-the-cloud-part-i.aspx 2. automated installation of a dialog instance :     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2012/03/19/microsoft-and-sap-netweaver-step-by-step-up-to-the-cloud-part-ii.aspx 3. automated guest-OS Windows patching :     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saponsqlserver/archive/2012/05/15/microsoft-and-sap-netweaver-step-by-step-up-to-the-cloud-part-iii.aspx   In part IV I want to talk about SAP system copy. This is another complex topic…. Read more

Microsoft and SAP NetWeaver – step by step up to the cloud – Part III : some thoughts about automated Windows patching

Microsoft Private Cloud for SAP NetWeaver Automated Windows Patching in a Microsoft Private Cloud for SAP High-level Overview   First let’s describe the basic idea which is pretty simple. The following four screenshots will give a very brief overview. Details are described in the sections further down in this blog. System Center Orchestrator 2012 was… Read more

Microsoft and SAP NetWeaver – step by step up to the cloud – Part I : SCOM Integration with SAP

Microsoft Private Cloud    In the first few parts of this blog series the focus will be on private cloud. A lot of information can be found about it on the Internet. An important milestone is definitely the new System Center release 2012.Under the following link you will find an article from Jan 17th 2012… Read more