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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems and IBM System Storage - Guides

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Katharina Probst
walter orb

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IBM Systems

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POWER8; Power9

Abstract: The attached documents are intended to assist in planning and deploying SAP HANA on Power Servers. IBM provides this documentation set as supplemental documentation. They do not replace any SAP documentation.

SAP HANA on IBM Power Planning Guide:

SAP HANA on Power Advanced Operation Guide:


Configuring your Network for SAP HANA (Ethernet connectivity):

This document describes two things:
1) The prerequisites given by SAP for HANA System Replication and HANA Internode Networks (scale-out) requiring Jumbo Frames to fulfill the HWCCT KPIs (the usage of HWCCT today is optional and not mandatory anymore).
It is optional to use the settings also for application server networks. The throughput optimization tunables have no negative impact to the application server performance but require a network infrastructure capable to operate with jumboframes. Jumboframes will typically not give value to the Application Server to DB Server communication as the package size is to small.
2) Monitor the Application Server Network for latency deficits and addressing these by using different Ethernet virtualization and sharing technologies if required.


--- NEW DRAFT --- Plan and Configure PowerVM Virtual Persistent Memeory for SAP HANA

How to configure internal PCIe NVMe cards and expected performance benefit to SAP HANA startup.

Overview on available read accelleration components on Power_V1.0.pdfOverview on available read accelleration components on Power_V1.0.pdf


--- Important Documentation on IBM Redbooks ---
SAP Landscape Management 3.0 and IBM Power Servers:

IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.3:

Using IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) in SAP HANA Landscapes for Disaster Recovery:

Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems: (2019 edition)


Hardware; Software; Services; Solutions


Planning and Design


ISV Applications




IBM Power Systems




SAP HANA on IBM Power Server IBM Spectrum Storage vPMEM NVMe Persistent Memory

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