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Known Issue with Windows Server 2008 on Current Processor Generations NEW !

SAP executables for kernel release 7.45 that run on Windows Server 2008 and use the newest processor generations, crash when using maths functions. In virtual environments, this combination of older operating systems and new processor generations is very likely. For more information, see SAP Note 2330836. 23 June 2016


Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with VMware vSphere: Known Issue NEW !

Installing the convenience rollup mentioned in Microsoft KB 3125574 leads to network issues of a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with VMware vSphere. For details, check Microsoft KB 3125574. 07 June 2016


SAP on Microsoft Azure: SUSE Linux and HANA support NEW !

For supported SLES versions and SAP applications with the Windows and Linux guest OS, see SAP Note 1928533. For support of SAP HANA with Microsoft Azure, check SAP Note 2316233. 31 May 2016


Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere - Availability and Recovery Options NEW !

For access to VMware's newly provided whitepaper, check Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere - Availability and Recovery Options. 17 May 2016

Protecting SAP Systems Running on VMware with Azure Site Recovery NEW !

For more information how to combine Azure Site Recovery with VMware, check this blog. 12 May 2016


Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V: Performance degradation with CPU intensive operations

For Microsoft's hotfix of this issue, check KB 3014069. 28 April 2016


VMware ESXi 6.0: Performance degradation due to high network latency with vSphere 6

For details and preconditions of this issue, check SAP Note 2293740. 15 March 2016


New version of MS SQL Server on VMware Best Practices Guide

For download of the updated version of the guide, see Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere. 15 March 2016


VMware Best Practices Guide updated for vSphere 6

For details and download of the guide, see Updated for vSphere 6 - SAP on VMware Best Practices guide. 15 February 2016


SAP Notes on Key Monitoring Metrics for SAP on VMware vSphere

For detailed information on the Key Monitoring Metrics for SAP on VMware vSphere, check SAP Notes 1482272 for vSphere 5.5 u2 and lower and 2266266 for vSphere 5.5 u3 and higher! 19 January 2016


VMware ESXi 5.5 u3 and 6.0: Known Severe Issues

When you operate your SAP software using VMware ESXi Server and vSphere, check SAP Notes 2229228 for database corruptions and 2237937 for virtual machines hanging. Patches have been made available by VMware! 15 January 2016


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