Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 3/4)

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In part 1 we introduced the concept of SAP HANA Application Workload guidance and using example business requirements to come up with a workload and vSphere cluster design for the SAP environment. In part 2  we looked at storage, network and security design for the proposed customer environment. In this part we will look at monitoring & management, backup/recovery Read more...

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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Microsoft SQL server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. This guide, now named “Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – Best Practices Guide” to reflect its focus on Read more...

Disabling TPS in vSphere – Impact on Critical Applications

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Starting with update releases in December, 2014, VMware vSphere will default to a new configuration for the Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) feature. Unlike in prior versions of vSphere up to that point, TPS will be DISABLED by default. TPS will continued to be disabled for all future versions of vSphere. In the interim, VMware has Read more...

The Case for SAP Central Services and VMware Fault Tolerance

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What’s the CPU Utilization Of Standalone SAP Central Services in a Virtual Machine? Since VMware came out with VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) we have considered the deployment option of installing SAP Central Services in a 1 x vCPU virtual machine protected by VMware FT. FT creates a live shadow instance of a virtual machine that Read more...