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How to Deploy Reference Architecture for SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure

By: Netreo
August 27, 2017

The reference architecture on SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure cover the workload running in Azure. The complete guide is available at the  Azure Architecture Center and the deployment time of the architecture is about 2 hours. The published reference by the CAT Patterns and Practices informs the readers about the various ways to run SAP HANA on Azure with security consideration and manageability consideration. The published guidance also includes the topics like availability consideration, scalability consideration, and architecture resources mandatory for the deployment.

You can download templates and get PowerShell scripts from  Azure Architecture Center and minimize the deployment timing from bringing it down from days to a few hours. Hybrid VPN architecture is another option you can use in a production environment. The best part of this reference architecture is the permission of deploying everything with the VPN gateway exception. In other words, one needs to deploy hybrid VPN reference first and then go for the deployment of the SAP HANA reference architecture.  Don’t forget to configure the VPN prior to the deployment of SAP HANA.

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The full deployment of SAP requires 49 cores which is higher than many other workloads running on the cloud. Moreover, the turning off the machine is necessary on the completion of the process so you don’t have to face any issue later. Here are the resources you need for this purpose:

  • SIOS DataKeeper for .NET 3.5 loaded for SCS machine.
  • Accomplish the administrative purposes with jumpbox.
  • Set health prob with setup TCP 59999 and set timing as a 10-second interval with 30 second idle.
  • VM SKU’s are validated for small SAP deployment.
  • VM computer names should be set up as per SAP requirement.

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