How to install or upgrade SAP Systems to SQL Server 2016 *updated*

On 4/10/2016, SAP released support for SQL Server 2016 for some SAP NetWeaver based systems. In this blog we will talk about how you can update your existing installations on SQL Server to SQL Server 2016, what you need to do when installing a new SAP NetWeaver based system on SQL Server 2016 and what… Read more

SAP on SQL General Update for Customers & Partners April 2015

  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.  … 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

Windows Server 2012 Generally Available for SAP NetWeaver – April 2013

Microsoft and SAP have been testing SAP products running on Windows Server 2012 since this new operating system was released in September 2012.  This process is now completed and SAP products are now released on Windows Server 2012.   1.        Windows Server 2012 is Now Generally Available for Systems Based on SAP NetWeaver Windows Server… Read more

Microsoft’s SAP Deployment and SQL Server 2012

Microsoft’s internal ERP solution is the SAP Suite of products including SAP ECC 6.0, SAP BW and SAP SCM. Microsoft tests new SQL Server releases and Service Packs on not only test SAP systems but also the core ECC Production system that runs Microsoft worldwide. The ECC 6.0 single instance, single client system is accessed… Read more

Upgrade Path to SQL 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 R2

If you want to upgrade your SAP landscape to SQL 2008 (R2) and Windows Server 2008 R2 there are two possibilities. In this blog I will explain the differences between the two approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of both. Since old SAP releases are not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server… Read more