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Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen

SAP HANA dynamic tiering – now supported on the Amazon AWS cloud!

I am proud to announce that beginning with SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02, HANA dynamic tiering is now supported on Amazon AWS.  Amazon recently engaged in a close partnership with SAP to validate dynamic tiering in their cloud.  They installed dynamic tiering in a “dedicated host” configuration (HANA and dynamic tiering running on separate virtual machines), and executed a battery of tests involving data loads, queries, backups, and administration and monitoring operations to ensure complete functional correctness of a HANA dynamic tiering on AWS.  In addition, Amazon followed the dynamic tiering sizing guidelines, and measured storage and network throughput to ensure that AWS could deliver a properly performing system in the cloud.

Support of HANA dynamic tiering on AWS now gives our HANA dynamic tiering customers additional flexibility with a popular cloud deployment option.

See this SAP Note with details on the validation process, and an official recognition of Amazon AWS as a supported platform for HANA dynamic tiering:

https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/0002555629

 

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Perfect !

       

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      Unfortuntaly note 2555629 is currently not available...

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      Hello, Wolfgang.  Could you try again?  I was able to successfully access the link.

      Author's profile photo Nicholas Chang
      Nicholas Chang

      Hi Courtney,

       

      What's the status now as note 2555629 is not publicly published and the note seems confusing:

      2580298 - Is Dynamic Tiering 2.0 SP1 supported for Production usage in AWS - HAN-DYT

       

      Thanks,

      Nicholas Chang

       

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      HANA 2.0 SPS02 dynamic tiering is supported on the Amazon cloud.  Also see blog from Amazon:

      https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/awsforsap/sap-hana-dynamic-tiering-now-validated-and-supported-on-the-aws-cloud/

      SPS01 is not supported on AWS.

       

      Author's profile photo Nicholas Chang
      Nicholas Chang

      What happen to note 2555629? The note is still inaccessible. We need official note from SAP on the supportability.

      Thanks,

      Nicholas Chang

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      Let me see what I can find out about why this note is inaccessible to you.

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      Note is also not accessible for me.

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      I think it should be OK now.  Please try again, and let me know if you have problems.

      Author's profile photo ALESSANDRO BRONZINI
      ALESSANDRO BRONZINI

      Hi  Courtney,

      I should price Dynamic Tiering on AWS and I have some dubs regarding the kind of storage to be used. As per os note 2555629, a storage must be able to provide 50-100 MB / sec / core of I/O throughput to the SAP HANA dynamic tiering server.

      Which kind of AWS storage (gp2, io1, st1) has been used for root volume, /usr/sap/volume and Dynamic tiering data & log volume?

      which kind of storage has been used for Dynamic Tiering validation on AWS and Is there an example /use case of Dynamic Tiering configuration on AWS?

      thanks in advance,

      Alessandro

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      Hello, Alessandro:

      I will get some details from Amazon, and then reply back.

      Courtney

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Courtney Claussen
      Courtney Claussen
      Blog Post Author

      From Amazon:

      Our EBS gp2 and io1 volume types can be used (both are SSD volumes) and will provide the required throughput.

       For gp2 specifically, we will need to stripe multiple volumes to get more throughput…however this is no different than what we do for our certified HANA systems today.

       See the link and table below from our EBS documentation site for more info and reference

      https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EBSVolumeTypes.html

      To also make it more clear, we have built a sizing table (in the DT blog on AWS) to help customers map Core to Storage throughput.

       https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/awsforsap/sap-hana-dynamic-tiering-now-validated-and-supported-on-the-aws-cloud/

      For example, a DT small system might be configured with 4 cores. We would take the 4 cores * 50 MBs = 200 MB/s. This 200 MB/s can be achieved with 2 gp2 volumes or 1 io1 volume.

      Author's profile photo ALESSANDRO BRONZINI
      ALESSANDRO BRONZINI

      Hi Courtney,

      thanks for the details, I appreciated very much.

      Alessandro