SAP Now Supports Windows Server 2012 NEW !
Windows Server 2012 is now released for the following SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver:
- SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SR3
- SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1 SR1
- SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP2
- SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP3
- SAP NetWeaver 7.3
- SAP NetWeaver 7.3 EHP1
Other products will follow later this year. You can find all Windows Server 2012 release information for products based on these SAP NetWeaver releases in the Product Availability Matrix at http://service.sap.com/pam. For additional information, see SAP note 1752767 (SMP Login required), and the FAQs. 03 May 2013
High Performance Kernel on Windows NEW !
SAP introduced a new optimization technology into the production process for SAP Kernels on Windows. The kernel is the core engine which powers the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and significantly speeds up the performance of the SAP application. With this new technology, you can expect performance gains of up to 20%. For more information about the High Performance Kernel on Windows, see SAP note 1357244 (SMP Login required) and the following blog. 08 Apr 2013
Hardware has changed rapidly over the last few years. New technology and features in Windows, Intel and AMD technology have direct impact on the hardware configuration. Read more about the consolidated findings of Microsoft and SAP from benchmarking and customer projects in this SAP note (SMP Login required). You also find recommendations for the optimum hardware configuration for your SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP or Java on Windows. 07 Dec 2012
This document describes the changes and new features included in the SAP Cluster Resource Type DLL (saprc.dll and saprcex.dll). 22 Oct 2012
Applying Windows Service Packs
SAP does not release Windows Service Packs for the use with an SAP system but recommends you testing and implementing them as soon as possible. As SAP tests its software with the latest Windows Service Pack, SAP might ask you to apply it before a support request is investigated any further. For more information about the use of an SAP system with a certain Windows Service Pack, and known issues, see SAP note 30478 (SMP Login required). 26 Jan 2012
SAP Virtualization Support
SAP supports VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, and IBM zBX System x Blades. For more information, see Virtualization on Windows. 26 Jan 2012
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