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IBM on-premise cloud configuration for SAP on IBM Z

[Last update: May 2019]

This document describes the SAP Landscape Management scenarios with Db2 for z/OS. For other IBM platforms refer to the parent document IBM on-premise cloud configuration for SAP.

The IBM Z architecture is different than other platforms, hence the supported scenarios look different.

  • Database storage is managed through Db2.
  • Db2 for z/OS usually runs in datasharing mode in a Parallel Sysplex enabling business continuity.
  • SAP Central Services may run on z/OS while other SAP application server instances run on AIX, Linux, or Windows.

Monitoring and visualization:

  • End-to-end OS, DB and SAP monitoring and visualization is supported for z/OS, Linux on IBM Z, and Db2 for z/OS via SAP host agent.
  • For the application servers see support statements of the respective platform.

SAP scenarios:

  • Post-Copy Automation is supported.
  • For Automatic Capacity Management including provisioning of additional dialog instances see support statements of the respective platform.

Database scenarios:

The IBM Db2 Cloning Tool for z/OS automates the cloning process for Db2 subsystems. This product features fast cloning at the data set level.

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