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SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering – Supported on VMware

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After a validation effort, I am happy to announce that SAP now supports SAP HANA dynamic tiering on VMware vSphere 6.x.  Please see the following SAP knowledge base article for the official statement and details:  2555629 – SAP HANA 2.0 Dynamic Tiering – Hypervisor and Cloud Support (requires SAP Service Marketplace login). The SAP on Read more...

SAP S/4HANA Application Migration with VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services.  A very useful feature with this service is application migration.  You can extend on-premise data centers and easily migrate targeted application workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS without Read more...

Hyper-threading Impact on Virtual SAP Sizing and Performance – Part 1 of 2

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This is part 1 of 2 blogs that will cover how hyper-threading impacts virtual SAP sizing and performance.   Many virtual SAP deployments  leverage INTEL’s hyper-threading (HT) technology. For each processor core that is physically present, the hypervisor sees two logical processors and shares the workload between them when possible. A vCPU can be scheduled on Read more...

Performance of SAP Central Services with VMware Fault Tolerance

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Many SAP customers in their virtualization journey are considering the option to protect SAP Central Services with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). Central Services is a single-point-of-failure in the SAP architecture that manages transaction locking and messaging across the SAP system and failure of this service results in downtime for the whole system. It is a Read more...