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

[Last update: August 2020]

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.

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

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

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

IBM FlashSystem, IBM Storwize, IBM Spectrum Virtualize (NPIV or direct attached SAN)


NetApp storage (with NetApp Storage Services Connector for SAP LaMa)

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.

For NetApp Storage Services Connector a separate Linux/x86 system is needed.

SAP scenarios:


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