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

The Azure Monitoring Extension for SAP on Windows – Possible Error Codes and Their Solutions

The Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP provides configuration information and performance data of the underlying Azure infrastructure and makes it available to the SAP application. It contains built-in self-diagnostics which enables identification of the health and completeness of the infrastructure data required by SAP services and support. For details on the setup and for… Read more

SAP GUI is supporting Windows 10 as operating system

As of 10/08/2015, SAP GUI is supported to run on the Windows 10 operating system. This includes the usage of IE11 in conjunction with SAP GUI as well. The new Edge browser will not be supported since it is not running Active-X which would be essential for some of the SAP GUI scenarios. The exact… 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

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

Setup of WSFC with Azure Virtual Machines and SIOS Datakeeper using Azure Powershell

  Introduction This blog post is a complement to the Azure blog article published recently about the same topic : http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/11/high-availability-for-a-file-share-using-wsfc-ilb-and-3rd-party-software-sios-datakeeper/ The setup can also be used to provide HA for the SAP (A)SCS instance. The corresponding paper is in progress and will be published in the near future.   To do all the basic… Read more

SAP on SQL General Update for Customers & Partners April 2014

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. Key topics… 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

Virtualization – Overcommitting memory and how to detect it within the VM

Lately our SAP colleague Leslie Moser and myself got involved in a support case where a company had severe problems to keep their website up and running for days and weeks. When analyzing the outages, SAP Support found that the VM which ran SQL Server had on two occasions completely hung and the VM had… Read more