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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...

SAP and NSX Micro-Segmentation Example & Demo

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Many companies deploying SAP systems run business processes that incorporate credit card payment transactions. Credit cards are subject to strict security standards developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a consortium of the largest international payment card issuers. These standards require security settings within the SAP application and in the case where SAP Read more...

Troubleshooting SAP Performance with VMware vRealize Operations

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Over the years VMware support has investigated numerous performance escalations of  virtualized tier 1 applications. One of the more challenging aspects of this task is coordinating all the key performance monitoring metrics across the different technology layers from the application down to the hypervisor.  This is where VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) with the Blue Medora Read more...