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SAP on AIX

Find information, blogs, and resources about running your SAP system on the IBM operating system AIX.


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With IBM AIX 7.2 TL 2, the AIX operating system supports the new communication protocol solution SMC-R. A new white paper demonstrates and summarizes the benefits of using SMC-R in a distributed SAP on AIX environment.

Find the white paper at IBM TechDocs

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Check out IBM Redbooks for latest POWER hardware to run your SAP on AIX software.

Read the IBM Power System E980 technical overview

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This Technical Brief from IBM provides a collection of recommendations and best practices for implementing and running SAP landscapes on IBM Power Systems. The focus of this paper is on the PowerVM-related system configuration aspects.

Read the guide


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PowerHA 7.2.3 supports Standalone Enqueue Server 2

The latest PowerHA SystemMirror Version 7.2.3, Smart Assist for SAP discovers and supports both Standalone Enqueue Server and Standalone Enqueue Server 2.

See the PowerHA release notes

For Enqueue Server 2 documentation see SAP Help Portal

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New AIX Technology Level available

The new AIX 7.2 Technology Level 3 is available and supported for SAP.
For announcement and summary of capabilites see:

IBM AIX 7.2 with Technology Level 3 Release Notes

SAP support statement

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Updated Information on AIX Runtime Requirements for S/4 HANA 1809

In this SAP note we provide information about the minimal AIX release level and C/C++ runtime level that are required for the operation of the SAP kernel

See Note (SMP login required)

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SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM

Besides updates on topics that have been covered already in the first version of the IBM Redbook "SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM," new topics like AME and POWER7 are discussed. Another chapter provides a deep insight in CPU metrics on Power Systems.

Get the Redbook

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