Virtualization is a basic technology in large data centers today. Its use leads to more flexibility in operation, cost reductions and is the basis for new technologies such as Public Cloud solutions. Against this background, the integration of virtual infrastructure operation in SAP Landscape Management is of particular importance. The following blog post shows the benefits and advantages of such integration using the example of the VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management.
While SAP Landscape Management provides a comprehensive list of operational features for SAP systems and infrastructures, the VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management allows you to take advantage of the unique capabilities of vSphere infrastructures such as seamless VM migrations, snapshots, VM deployments and provisioning, physical resource management, and virtual infrastructure control for SAP Basis Admin with SAP LaMa.
To ensure reliable and secure operation, all functions are encapsulated in the virtual infrastructure and executed in a controlled manner via a VMware Landscape Appliance (vLA). The actual work steps are mapped in workflows in vRealize Operations (vRO) and thus ensure that only these functions can be called. An SAP Basis Admin can therefore perform complex operations in the virtual infrastructure easily and securely.
The following picture shows an overview of this architecture:
VMware supports a range of guest O/S for the VM’s of an SAP infrastructure. It includes currently:
For additional information and to download the VMware adapter please visit our partner’s web page.
Other useful links:
- Whitepaper about the integration: VMware Adapter for Landscape Management
- (for Windows) VMWare based VM online cloning of an SAP System with the help of SAP Landscape Virtualization Management (SAP LVM) Software HowTo
The seamless integration of virtual infrastructures in SAP operations brings already today many advantages. However, with the growing adoption of Public Cloud computing into SAP infrastructures, this technology becomes a key factor for operational success. Much more information is available on the Product Landing page http://www.vmware.com/products/adapter-sap-lvm.html
To familiarize yourself with the great benefits of the VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management, at the above site you can find free downloads of the adapter for test setups as well as comprehensive documentation about installation and operation of this solution.