8. Enterprise Systems With SAP HANA

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8.1. System Scenario

Purpose of this description is to delineate the scenario where SAP HANA is utilized within the Enterprise System.
Following is the specifically stipulated system that is subjected as Enterprise System that utilizes SAP HANA BI/W:
  • SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA and other appliances with regards to SAP-Relational ERP and CRM are utilized as running application database platform.
  • SAP HANA is utilized as data analytical platform.
  • Categorically called SAP BI/W (as in Business Intelligence / Warehouse)

8.2. System Configurations

Basic system configurations involve the following scenario:
This particular system configures the three (3) major landscapes such as Production Environment, QA (as in Quality Assurance) Environment and Dev. Environment.
System configuration is laid out as follows:
In the above exemplary scenario diagram, 3 landscapes are configured to share physical machine resources; however, it is also necessary for Customers to configure to partition product and developmental environments’ physical machine resources separately.
Server Partitioning is thereby defined as follows:
Server Partitioning  
SAP-Relational Server and such Solution Manager, SLT Server, SAP router
  Monitoring Server, Job Management等

8.2.1. Configure SAP HANA Server

SAP HANA Server utilizes SAP HANA Appliances set to configure in pair with Customers’ specially customed Baremetal Server, Filestorage Premium, and SAP HANA Deployed TDI with REdHat (RH hereinafter) Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA.
Furthermore, SAP HANA Deployed TDI with RH Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is configured virtually with more backup storage than that of Filestorage Premium; however, Customers are recommended that they utilize Block Storage separately with a further re-configurations over the Block Storage.

8.2.2. Configure SAP Appliance Server

SAP AP Server virtually configures Hypervisor over the Customers’ specially customed Baremetal Server. Hypervisor will be utilized VMware’s vSphere, Microsoft’s Hyper-V.


With current ECL2.0, vSphere products only limit to the usage of BYOL products

8.2.3. Configure SAP-Relational Servers

SAP-Relational Server and such virtually configure Hypervisor over the Customers’ specially customed Baremetal Server.

8.2.4. Sizing Stipulating SAPS Values Based Upon Quick Sizer

Generally speaking, Quick Sizer Tool (Quick Sizer hereinafter) provided by SAP will be processed to measure the sizing of SAP Adaptive Server (SAP ASP).
  • Quick Sizer is architecturally configured as a Web-based tool where SAP Business Suite sizing measurement is to be undertaken. Whatever that is the required information that Customers are to obtain, simultaneously connected users, data footprints, and such whatever the requirements of hardware will be duly given to be stipulated as memory size in SAP sizing values.
  • The values of such sizing results do not include those of add-on program or customized overheads.
  • Customers are requested to select servers based accordingly upon the actual system configurations. As with the Quick Sizer details, Customers are advised to refer to the documentation in SAP-Offered Documents SAP Select Capacities for Baremetal Server and Storage for SAP HANA Server

Select Baremetal Server
SAPS values are the least referential values in SAP HANA Server sizing. Now select Baremetal Server Menu that accommodates basic memory size that is ensured and compiles database capacities required for the Customers’ own system, which Customers themselves estimated. As with the details of Baremetal Server Menu, please refer to the following link:
Flavor VirtualCPU Memory Reference SAPS Values Not Available with Unicode Reference SAPS Values Available with Unicode
General Purpose 2 E5-2670v3 2P/24C 256GB 59,900 47,900


As with Baremetal Server that is greater in memory size than 256GB, such will be introduced in time.

Select Storage Capacities
Storage at HANA Server utilizes both Filestorage Premium and Local Storage.
Each respective file system’s mount point, accommodating storage menu, and recommended storage size are duly shown in the tables below: As with Filestorage menu, please refer to the following link:
FileSystem Mount Point Storage Menu Recommended Storage Size
Data Volume /hana/data 400MB/s HANA Server Memory size ×1
Logged Volume /hana/log 250MB/s HANA Server Memory size ×0.5
Installation Path /hana/shared 100MB/s HANA Server Memory size ×1
System Instance /usr/sap More than 50GB


Backup storage of SAP HANA Deployed TDI with RedHat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA will be created accordingly within the hierarchy of /hana/share; however, the Customers are recommended that they obtain block storage separately to configure over the Block Storage. Backup storage capacities sizing should therefore include the considerable details of Customers’ required scenario for backup methods and generations. SAP Ensure Virtual Server Resources for SAP Appliance Server & SAP-Relational Servers

By referential output values of Quick Sizer, Customers can ensure the resource sizes that will be specified for virtual server that is to be configured upon Baremetal Server. The representative patterns of SAPS values can be referred to in the following table:
Flavor Pattern VirtualCPU Memory Reference SAPS Values Not Available with Unicode Reference SAPS Values Available with Unicode
General Purpose 2 Pattern 1 1vCPU 4GB 1,200 900
  Pattern 2 2vCPU 8GB 2,400 1,900
  Pattern 3 4vCPU 16GB 4,800 3,800
  Pattern 4 8vCPU 32GB 9,600 7,600
  Pattern 5 16vCPU 64GB 19,200 15,300


  • Above SAPS values are merely estimated values based upon the experiences at Service Provider, and the values are merely the sizing referential values for Customers.
  • Above SAPS values are merely impractical armchair values; i.e., they do not particularly include loads transmitted within add-on program and such. Customers are therefore recommended that they ensure their own most optimized system configurations by proceeding to implement the benchmark verification as their own systematic performance by checking to see how their actual customized environment and add-on program might behave within their actual environment.

8.3. Referential Supplements

Following links specifically navigate Customers to the referential documentation online as they seek documents that are shown to be effectively helpful in configuring “SAP System utilizing SAP HANA”. For reading such online, Customers are required to register themselves as SAP Documentation Users online.

8.3.2. SAP Notes

Please refer to following Link for SAP Notes; http://support.sap.com/notes
  • 28976 - Remote connection data sheet
  • 35010 - Service connections: Composite note/overview
  • 1122387 - Linux : SAP Support in virtual environment
  • 1122388 - Linux : VMware vSphere Settings guideline
  • 1400911 - Linux : SAP on Red Hat KVM - Kernel-based Virtual Machine
  • 1409608 - Implement Virtualization in Windows environment
  • 1492000 - Virtual environment and the relational generalized support contents
  • 1514966 - SAP HANA 1.0: SAP In-Memory Database Sizing
  • 1580509 - Windows Server Editions supported by SAP
  • 1637145 - Sizing of SAP BW on HANA: SAP HANA
  • 1736976 - Sizing Report for BW on HANA AS
  • 1793345 - Sizing for SAP Suite on HANA
  • 1872170 - Suite on HANA sizing report
  • 2161991 - VMware vSphere Settings Guideline