5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2012 10:37 AM by Deepak Kori RSS

SAP BI 4.0 Support

Madhukar Sreeramoju
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Hi,

 

We are installing BI 4.0.

 

Please let us know does which of the following platforms are better to install with.

Please specify the reasons as well.

 

 

Windows server 2003 + SQL Server 2000-8.00.2055

 

 

Windows server 2008 R2 + SQL Server 2008 Enterprise

  • Re: SAP BI 4.0 Support
    Deepak Kori
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    Hi Madhukar,

     

    For BI 4.0 you have 2 options for installation

     

    Option 1: Windows server 2003 + SQL Server 2000-8.00.2055

     

    Option 2: Windows server 2008 R2 + SQL Server 2008 Enterprise

     

    I would suggest to go with option 2 ( Windows server 2008 R2 + SQL Server 2008 Enterprise)

     

    Reasons:

    1) Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2000 are out of mainstream maintenance and support. Sooner shall be out of support from SAP. Going with this option will result in extra support cost and merely no support from SAP at a later stage.

     

    2) Windows 2008 R3 and SQL Server 2008 Enterprise are newer versions and will be under mainstream maintenance for another 3-5 years.  Being under mainstream support, customers shall benefit from prompt support from SAP for issue resolution and save upon extra maintenance cost.

     

    Regards,

    Deepak Kori

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