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How to set up your personal SAP HANA system in the cloud:

Can we run SAP HANA in a virtualized environment for Production environments as well?

Yes, the SAP customer AMG-Mercedes is live running SAP HANA in a virtualized environment in production. The VMware vSphere 5.5 solution is in GA General Availability, since SAPPHIRE 2014. The multi VM version is in entering Controlled Availability.

For all the details please see Arne Arnold blogs and updates:

SAP and VMware Announce SAP HANA for Production Use on VMware vSphere 5.5

Can we use VMware to deploy SAP HANA?

Yes, for production and non-production systems (also combined) in a single vSphere 5.5, non-production for vSphere 6.0 up to 4TB scale-up for S/4.

SAP Notes:

SAP HANA support for VMware vSphere Environments –

SAP HANA on VMware vSphere in production:

For the latest status please subscribe to this SAP Note:

and this blog:

Can we use IBM Power Virtualization?

Yes, please see this blog for more details IBM Power virtualization for SAP HANA

and the IBM Redbook which describes best practices for Power VM, which can be downloaded from this page:

The Documentation for HANA on Power is part of the HANA SPS11 documentation Master, Installation & Admin Guides.

Supplemental info from IBM which describes planning & installation, can be found on IBM pages   also available in SAP Note 2230704

Do we need to have a Development, QA/Staging and a Production environment for SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA?

Yes, the standard SAP best practice for a release and production support landscape also applies to SAP S/4HANA.

Can we connect a HANA datamart to a SAP S/4HANA system?

Yes, in a sidecar scenario, we can connect a HANA data mart, or a BW on HANA system, or a combined HANA data mart and BW on HANA system, and a Central finance systems to one or more Suite on HANA or S/4HANA system.

Can we install more than one application on a SAP system running on a SAP HANA database?

Yes, SAP maintains a “White List” containing all applications to be run on a single HANA data base. Please see this link for rmore details:

and please subscribe to this SAP Note for the latest updates:

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  1. Miloslav Mil

    Does Custom Application from SAP Note 1661202 include custom developed NetWeaver AS ABAP (eventually AS JAVA) application to run with BW on one SAP HANA?

    1. Erich Schneider Post author


      currently only SAP HANA data marts can be run in co-deployment in a BW on HANA Production environment, and BPC and IP (Integrated Planning) based applications.

      thank you



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