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IBM on-premise cloud configuration for SAP on Linux (x86)

[Last update: January 2021]

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 family with integrated storage virtualization are supported.

SAP scenarios:

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

SAP notes and documentation:

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