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Here you can find resources and guides to help you install or upgrade your SAP system with MS SQL Server.

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Supported SQL Server Version for SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SR2 NEW !

Note that for SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SR2 (SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP8)  only SQL Server 2012 is supported. 21 Oct 2014

 

Analyzing Network Errors on SQL Server

SAP application servers occasionally lose connections to the SQL Server database server. This paper discusses how to approach the problem of solving intermittent connection loss, and some common causes of connection problems. Important SAP notes and the preferred problem-solving approach are identified. 19 Feb 2014

 

Database Performance Warehouse Report Content

The Database Performance Warehouse uses the SAP BW content of the SAP Solution Manager to store database specific performance metrics. The DBA Cockpit within Solution Manager provides flexible analysis reports  for these metrics  based on BW technology. Learn more about how you can use the report content for capacity planning, trending analysis, troubleshooting, etc.. 15 Feb 2013

 

SQL Server 2012 Column-Store Available For All Major SAP BW Releases

SQL Server 2012 introduced a new storage format for data. Besides the traditional row-oriented store, there is now also a column-oriented store available. The column-oriented store is optimized for aggregating mass data, while the row-oriented store can be optimally used when accessing just a single row. SQL Server 2012 column-store support has been integrated into all major SAP BW releases. You can now benefit from increased query performance and reduced disk space requirements. 05 Nov 2012

 

SAP now supports SQL Server 2012

SAP now supports SQL Server 2012 with SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (including all Enhancement Packages). For more information, see SAP Notes 1651862, 1684545, and 1676665 (SMP login required).  Microsoft SQL Server is known as an out-of-the-box and easy-to-use database solution with low TCO. SQL Server 2012 offers many new features such as AlwaysOn, a set of functions for high availability and disaster recovery.  For more information, see the FAQs and the following link. 13 Jul 2012

 

SAP Database Performance Warehouse for SQL Server in Solution Manager 7.1

The SAP Database Performance Warehouse (DPW) contains key database performance indicators of your SAP system landscape for status reporting and long term performance analysis. It is used by the Solution Manager Diagnostics (SMD) back-end and is therefore an integrated part of SAP Solution Manager. For information about SAP DPW for the previous SAP Solution Manager version 7.0 EHP1, see the following presentation26 Jan 2012

 

Immense Disk Space Savings with SQL Server

Database compression dramatically reduces the disk space needed for an SAP NetWeaver system running on SQL Server. As of SQL Server 2008 R2, this uses an improved encoding algorithm for Unicode, also known as Unicode-compression. This results in less storage requirements for SAP Unicode systems. For more information, see this blog. In May 2011, SAP changed the default compression type from ROW to PAGE compression, which led to an additional reduction in the database size. For more information, see this document. 22 Sep 2011

 

The DBA Cockpit and Microsoft SQL Server

The DBA Cockpit is a powerful feature for SAP NetWeaver applications. The following presentations provide tips and advice on how system administrators can use the DBA Cockpit for local monitoring and analysis of Microsoft SQL Server systems. Each presentation includes a PowerPoint with audible narration.

31 Aug 2011

 

 

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