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SAP layout guideline for IBM Storage Systems, DB, and OS, V4.2

Document Author:

Markus Fehling

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Software Sales

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Product(s) covered:

DB2 9 for Linux UNIX and Windows ; DS3500; DS5000; DS8000; DS8700; DS8800; IBM Storwize V7000; IBM System Storage; IBM System x; IBM XIV Storage System ; Oracle; POWER6; POWER7; SAN; SAN Volume Controller; SAN Volume Controller SW; SAP; SQL Server; VMware ESX Server; XIV storage systems ; xSeries

Abstract: To size and design the infrastructure for an SAP landscape means to size and design the server and storage systems. This document provides guidance and recommendations how to configure and to layout the DB and Storage system in order to gain maximum performance. This document covers all IBM System Storage, and is an add-on to PRS3409.
Update V4.2: Added IBM FlashSystem

IBM Storage and DB Layout recommendation for SAP V4.2.pdfIBM Storage and DB Layout recommendation for SAP V4.2.pdf


Hardware; Software; Solutions


Planning and Design


Enterprise Application Solutions (EAS/ERP); ISV Applications




Cross-Platform; IBM Power Systems; IBM System p Family; IBM System x Family; IBM System Storage

S/W Pillar(s):

Information Management


AIX; Linux; Windows Server 2008


SAP, storage layout, DB2, Oracle, MS SQL, Storwize, V3700, V7000, DS8000, XIV, SVC, FlashSystem

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