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IBM on-premise cloud configuration for SAP on Linux on Power

This document describes the SAP Landscape Management scenarios with Linux on Power. For other IBM platforms refer to the parent document IBM On-Premise Cloud Configuration for SAP.

IBM PowerVC is the virtualization and cloud management product, built on OpenStack, that delivers advanced virtualization and storage management on IBM Power Systems. OpenStack technology has evolved as industry standard for infrastructure-as-a-service management. This technology has been made available for SAP on IBM Power environments by supporting PowerVC with SAP Landscape Management.

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems is supported for all scenarios and configurations described here.

Virtualization scenarios:

The following virtualization scenarios are supported with any type of storage and storage attachment:

Use Case Description Dependencies

End-to-end monitoring and visualization

Show virtualization topology, server and virtualization configuration, and utilization metrics


OS and SAP monitoring

SAP host agent


Activate/ Deactivate, shutdown virtual system (logical partition)


Relocate virtual system (live partition mobility)



Provision new virtual system from image



Storage scenarios:

The following storage-related scenarios are supported:

Use Case Description Dependencies

SAP Relocate

Relocate SAP instance or database including storage attachment

SVC, V7000, XIV, FlashSystem

(NPIV or direct attached SAN)

System Clone/Copy/Refresh

Fast online/offline cloning of database or entire 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.

SAP scenarios:

  • SAP Clone/Copy/Refresh using a database backup (See Sample refresh scenario with HANA on Power)
  • Automatic Capacity Management including provisioning of additional dialog instances is supported.
  • Post-Copy Automation is supported.

SAP notes and documentation:


The latest version of PowerVC supports consistency groups to snapshot a group of volumes at one point in time. SAP Landscape Management 3.0 now exploits this feature to enable online cloning of HANA systems.

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