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SAP HANA virtualized - Overview

With the release of SAP HANA SPS 05, SAP announced support for VMware hypervisor, as the first technology supported to partition a SAP HANA server into smaller partitions / VMs. Meanwhile SAP has further extended its support to run SAP HANA in a virtualized / partitioned (multi-tenant) environments, by adding additional scenarios and technologies supported.


See SAP Note 1788665 and attached SAP HANA technology roadmap for running on virtualized / partitioned platforms for more information on currently supported scenarios and where to find further information on best practices and constraints which may apply.


In short, current SAP HANA support covers:

  • General support for SAP HANA on VMware vSphere 5.1 in non-production
  • General support for single SAP HANA VMs on VMware vSphere 5.5 in production and non-production
  • Controlled Availability for multi-VM and BW on HANA scale-out scenarios on VMware vSphere 5.5 in production
  • Controlled Availability for Hitachi LPAR (single and multiple partitions) in production

On our roadmap for future support are:

  • Support of larger VMs and 8-socket hardware with VMware vSphere 6
  • Support for Multi-VM and Scale-Out in GA


See above referenced SAP Note and slide deck for additional information and details.


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