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This document describes the SAP Landscape Virtualization Management scenarios with Linux (x86).

For other IBM platforms refer to the parent document IBM On-Premise Cloud Configuration for SAP.

HANA database cloning scenario with IBM storage has been tested and validated. See Note 2140929 – Integration of SAP on HANA Systems with IBM Storage Components in SAP LVM 2.1 for Linux on x86_64.

iSCSI is supported as storage attachment for bare-metal and VMware guests.

Virtualization scenarios:

For virtualization scenarios with VMware see the VMware documentation.

Storage scenarios:

The following storage-related scenarios are supported when running Linux bare metal and with VMware virtualization technology.

Use Case Description Dependencies

SAP Relocate

Relocate SAP instance or database including storage attachment

SVC, V7000, XIV, FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot

System Clone/Copy/Refresh

Fast online cloning of database or complete SAP system

System Rename

Rename SAP system and database including user authorization

IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SAN Volume Controller / SVC or Storwize V7000) provides storage virtualization and allows to combine storage systems from multiple vendors. Likewise, IBM FlashSystem models with integrated storage virtualization (V9000, V840) are supported.

IBM System Storage with VMware support in SAP LVM 2.1:

  • IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM Storwize V7000 are supported when attached with Raw Device Mapping or via iSCSI in VMware vSphere 5.
  • P2V (physical to virtual, i.e. Linux bare metal to VMware guest) is enabled for all storage scenarios.
  • V2P (virtual to physical, i.e. VMware guest to Linux bare metal) is enabled for all storage scenarios.

SAP scenarios:

  • Automatic Capacity Management including provisioning of additional dialog instances is supported.
  • Post-Copy Automation is supported.

SAP notes and documentation:

What is coming next?

Support for multi-node HANA systems is planned.

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