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Are you operating SAP applications, operating systems, and databases in virtual, private, and public cloud environments? Here you’ll find product documentation, blogs, articles, Q&As, SAP Notes, and more.

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SAP Components in Virtual and Cloud Environments

Get an overview on the support of SAP applications, operating systems, and databases, and their required setup and configurations in both environments.

Support for SAP Systems

Recent Support Issues

Development Update

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How to protect SAP applications against L1 terminal fault?

The L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) is a new variant of speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities that might occur on Intel CPUs. Even when L1TF has no direct impact to the SAP application, protecting the underlying technology layers might impact the performance of your SAP application.

SAP Note 2680466

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SAP Applications Supported with Hyper-V 2016

Customers can now run all SAP applications that agree with the General Support Statement for Virtualization with Hyper-V 2016. Make sure that Microsoft KB 4093120 is installed on hypervisor level.

Microsoft KB 4093120

SAP Note 1409608 - Virtualization on Windows

SAP Note 1492000 - General Support Statement for Virtual Environments

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Expert Content


Huawei and Open Telekom Cloud certified by SAP

Customers can use Applications based on SAP NetWeaver on Huawei and Open Telekom Cloud Infrastructure now.

SAP Note 2582305 - SAP on Huawei Cloud: Support Prerequisites

SAP Note 2545615 - SAP on Open Telekom Cloud: Support Prerequisites

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Alibaba Cloud certified by SAP

Customers can use Applications based on SAP NetWeaver on Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure now.

SAP Note 2552731

SAP on Alibaba Cloud

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certified by SAP

Customers can use the SAP Business Suite based on the SAP NetWeaver 7.X technology platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now.

SAP Note 2474949

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP/Java on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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Premium Managed Disks on Microsoft Azure Supported

SAP now supports premium managed disks for SAP deployments on Microsoft Azure running Linux and Windows guest operating systems.

SAP Note 1928533

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SAP NetWeaver Applications on Google Cloud Platform

SAP now supports SAP NetWeaver applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As for prerequisites, supported versions and products, check SAP Note 2456432 or the corresponding WIKI page.

SAP Note 2456432


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New Performance Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

The new Microsoft performance guide for Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V is available now.

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VMware vSphere: Possible Performance Degradation on Windows

If you use Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 guests with VMware vSphere and you experience an increased rate of "Received Dropped Packets," see this blog for more information.

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Updated Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices Guide for VMware vSphere 6.5 Available Now

An updated version of the 'Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere@" guide for vSphere 6.5 has been published by VMware.

MS SQL Server on vSphere 6.5

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SAP Applications on IBM Cloud Infrastructure Now Supported

SAP and IBM now partner in support of speclfied SAP applications on the IBM Cloud infrastructure.

SAP Note 2414097

SAP on IBM Cloud Infrastructure

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Windows Server 2016 Now Supported

SAP now supports Windows Server 2016 in virtual and public cloud (laaS) environments.

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SAP Note 1409608

SAP Note 1380654

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New Best Practices for SAP HANA on VMware vSphere

The new Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide is now available.

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Azure Resource Manager Deployments on Microsoft Azure Supported

SAP now supports Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to deploy virtual machines running Linux and Windows guest operating systems.

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SAP Note 1928533

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VMware vSphere 6.5 Now Supported by SAP

VMware vSphere 6.5 is now supported for use with all SAP applications which are covered by the General Support Statement for Virtual Environments.

SAP Note 1492000 (Generic)

SAP Note 1409608 (Windows)

SAP Note 1122387 (Linux)

SAP Note 2393917 (HANA)

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Blog How to Move SAP Applications onto Microsoft Azure

A new blog referring to recent updates, recommendations, and new technologies for customers moving SAP applications onto Microsoft Azure has been published by Microsoft.

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Support Issue: High Latency with VMware FT 6.0

If you use FT 6.0 (With more than one vCPU) and you experience high latency and Iow throughput, check your ESXi 6.0 patch level.

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Support Issue With VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x

Due to a known issue affecting VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.x with ESXi 6.0 P03 (Build 4192238), consult VMware support before upgrading to the affected combination of products. Check VMware KB 2146873 for further information.

VMware KB 2146873

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Support Issue: Hanging VMs with VMware ESXi 5.5

After upgrading or installing VMware ESXi 5.5 p08 or p09, you encounter unpredictable hangs, stops or moves and crashes of virtual machines. Check for the required ESXi patch levels mentioned in the blog.

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SAP on Microsoft Azure: News on SLES, Red Hat and HANA Support

Red Hat & Suse Linux as well as HANA are now supported with Microsoft Azure.

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New SAP Note on the Use of Azure Premium SSD Storage Now Published

With SAP Note 2367194, Microsoft published valuable guidance when to use Premium Storage for SAP DBMS Instance With Microsoft Azure.

SAP Note 2367194


Support Issue: Windows Server 2008 R2 SPI Guest OS Causing Network Issues

Windows Server 2008 R2 SPI has incompatibility issues With VMs runrmng on VMware vSphere. This incompatibility impacts VMs that use the VMware VMXNet3 virtual network adapter type.

Microsoft KB 3125574

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Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere: Updated Best Practices

VMware recently published its guidelines for use and configuration of availability and recovery options. Furthermore, an updated version of its best practices guide for Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere is now available.

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Support Issue With SAP kernel on Windows Server 2008 & Current Hardware

You recently changed your hardware or moved your running SAP system to virtual environments using the newest processor generations. You determine crashes of different SAP executables of SAP kernel release 7.45 on an irregular base.

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Support Issue: Performance Degradation With Hyper-V 2012 R

Due to an issue in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, you might encounter high performance regression in virtual machines when running CPU-intensive operations.

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Support Issue: Performance Degradation With VMware vSphere 6.0

After changing the virtual machine hardware version to 11, you experience performance degradation of different intensity in network dependent workloads. Check SAP Note 2293740 for further information.

SAP Note 2293740

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New VMware Best Practices Guides Available Now

Updated versions of the guide 'Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere' and ofthe 'VMware Best Practices Guides' for vSphere 6 has been published by VMware. Furthermore, check the blog Protecting SAP Systems Running on VMware With Azure Site Recovery.

MS SQL Server on vSphere

Best Practices Guide

Azure Site Recovery


Support Issue With VMware ESXi 5.5 1_J3 and 6.0

After upgrading or installing VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 and VMware ESXi 6.0, you encounter unpredictable hangs, stops or moves and crashes of virtual machines. Check SAP Note 2237937 for further information.

SAP Note 2237937

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New SAP Notes on Monitoring VMware Virtual Environments

SAP collects configuration and performance metrics for its services and support. SAP Note 2266266 explains the set of metrics available on vSphere 5.51J3 and higher. SAP Note 1482272 explains the metrics on recent vSphere verslons.

SAP Note 1482272

SAP Note 2266266

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Support Issue: Possible Data Corruption With VMware vSphere 6.0

Backing up a virtual machine With Changed Block Tracking (CB T) enabled fails after upgrading to or installing VMware ESXi 6.0. Make sure to check SAP Note 2229228 for required vSphere patches.

SAP Note 2229228

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February 26th, 2019
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