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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

IBM PowerVC

OS and SAP monitoring

SAP host agent

Operations

Activate/ Deactivate, shutdown virtual system (logical partition)

IBM PowerVC

Relocate virtual system (live partition mobility)

IBM PowerVC

Provisioning

Provision new virtual system from image

IBM PowerVC

 

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 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:

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

SAP notes and documentation:

What is coming next?

The latest version of PowerVC supports consistency groups to snapshot a group of volumes at one point in time. SAP Landscape Management will exploit this feature soon to enable online cloning.

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