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  • This presentation is about IBM i and SAP . It gives an overview of the IBM i‘s qualities and benefits for SAP customers , and it tries to explain how and why IBM i is a powerful , secure and cost efficient platform for running SAP solutions . Please note: IBM i is new name for the previous i5/OS operating system. Whenever this presentation refers to IBM i , it implies reference to the well-known proven i5/OS and OS/400 architecture. The entire ppt cover 40 charts. This virtual ppt will only focus on the main aspects, but all charts are scripted with comments and explanations
  • talking about SCALABILITY: IBM Power Systems delivers ample capacity and seamless scalability fro IBM i customers, ranging from 1 to 64 Power6 processors, meaning from dozens to thousands of SAP (standard named) users. not even our largest SAP-on-i customers have yet come near the capacity limit, and the next-generation Power7 processors are already in development and are expected to extend that limit even further. -
  • Architecture of mySAP ERP To understand the architecture of mySAP ERP let us make a short trip to history
  • Why is IBM i fine platform for SAP ?
  • * Comments: SAP B1 (Business One) is not part of NetWeaver Stack, supported on Windows only SAP APO DB Server supported on native i5/OS SAP APO Application Server is supported on System i in AIX- or Linux-LPAR, not supported on i5/OS SAP APO LiveCache is supported on System i AIX- or Linux-LPAR, not on i5/OS SAP APO Optimizer is supported on Windows only SAP MDM (Master Data Mgmt) is supported on System i Linux-LPAR , not supported on i5/OS, SAP TREX (Search Engine) is supported on System i AIX-LPAR, not supported on i5/OS, SAP BIA ( BI Accelerator) is supported on Linux/Intel only
  • talking about SCALABILITY: IBM Power Systems delivers ample capacity and seamless scalability fro IBM i customers, ranging from 1 to 64 Power6 processors, meaning from dozens to thousands of SAP (standard named) users. not even our largest SAP-on-i customers have yet come near the capacity limit, and the next-generation Power7 processors are already in development and are expected to extend that limit even further. -
  • The 12 SAPS/named user reflect the asumption from earlier chart that 52% of named are concurrently acitve.
  • Chart #2 gives a brief summary of the new HW /SW features of the October TR3 announcements – but before we focus on details , lets have a basic look at WHY i is a good platform for SAP
  • And this ends my SVU ppt, If you are interested to dig deeper into the subject of SAP on i , just study this complete ppt incl. the hidden slides. or visit our websites as shown on this chart, or contact the ISICC Infoservice at : i do thank you for visiting this session, and i wish you a most interesting day at SVU 2009.
  • So , This is my final chart , which shows a selection of relevant links to SAP-on-i information and documents Just check them out , and see for yourself I esp recommend the SAP Ref Archit doc on the SAP SDN , which gives a technical overview of how to deploy SAP on i – pls note this is an SAP doc ! written by the SAP dev team. What i wanted to tell you is that IBM i is a live and proven platform for SAP When it comes to SAP - Dont let yourself be fooled by consultants who tell you that Intel is the only way to go If you are satisfied with your i platform dont dismiss it in the first place , and consider it for what it is : a proven IT platform for SAP with many happy customers
  • Time to summarize ... All the functions and features of IBM i that we v gone through during this ppt, establish the undisputable facts shown on this chart: SAP on IBM i .. Runs fast, Scales high, Deploys quick, Is highly available and secure, Allows flexible adaptive application landscapes, Consolidates and SIMPLIFIES your SAP, Achieves extreme resource utilization, Requires less staff, .. And SAVES money in the long run
  • Common Europe SAP on i for beginners

    1. 1. IBM POWER - IBM iOptimized for SAP Solutions2012 Status, Update, Trends, Info’s IBM i for SAP – mind your business, not your computerManfred EngelbartIBM SAP Solution Architect TeamD-65636 Frankfurt / Germany © 2012 IBM Corporation
    2. 2. IBM Disclaimer The information in this document is provided on an as-is basis without warranty of any kind. IBMs statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBMs sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. For questions please contact Donna Lewis ( ) Walter Lang ( ) Manfred Engelbart ( ) © 2012 IBM Corporation
    3. 3. IBM i Evolution 1978 - 2012 IBM i IBM i on IBM Technology better than ever..  Over 30 Years of IT Excellence  ~ X00.000’s Installations worldwide  Integrated OS/DB Architecture: 2012 Autonomic Computing Features Fast – Safe – Reliable – Easy Low Effort - Low Cost Operation 2006 IBM i 7.1  Excellent Performance and Reliability 2001  Easy and Economic to Operate  Ready and Proven to run IBM POWER7 1995 IBM System i Technology SAP solutions 1988 IBM eServer i5 OS/400 1978 AS/400 OS/4003 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    4. 4. SAP on IBM i* in Numbers 17 Years of Success>1.500 SAP on i customers worldwide>3.500 SAP on i installations worldwide (productive)~16.500 SAP users (named) at largest IBM i customer>600.000 SAPS capacity on high-end IBM Power 795 (256 core) 626.646 SAP BW MXL Benchmark Navigations Stepsand more.. to come* including: System i, iSeries and AS/400 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    5. 5. Architecture of SAP ERP SAP R/3 SAP R/3 mySAP ERP mySAP ERP SAP ERP 6.0 up to 4.6C Enterprise Edition 2003 Edition 2004 Last EBCDIC First UNICODE © 2012 IBM Corporation
    6. 6. Why IBM i for SAP ?IBM i 7.1 IBM i is a powerful, easy-to-use and cost-effective IT platform for SAP customers. IBM i is optimized for SAP and can simplify SAP solution landscapes, while requiring just a small IT staff.DB2 for IBM i DB2 for IBM i is embedded into the IBM i OS, and Optimized for SAP solutions. It is designed and tuned for extreme DB performance, esp. for Business Analytics tasks, like SAP BW / BIAll SAP Solutions run with IBM iIBM Power7 Technology IBM Power7 processors provides leading technologySAP „Classic“ Solutions* run SAP Solutions, with superior scalability and for on IBM i performance per core, socket, and system (as proven in SAP BI Benchmark), along with extreme power efficiency*based on SAP‘s Netweaver technology platformPowerVM™ Virtualization*see Power System Software maximizes the SAP user value:PowerHA™ Availability Solutions PowerVM provides leading virtualization without limits. PowerHA offers extreme resiliency without downtime.IBM Systems Director The IBM Systems Director is IBM’s strategic system management tool for cross platform datacenter mgmt © 2012 IBM Corporation
    7. 7. SAP Stand Alone Engines on IBM i Native IBM i i with Intel/AMD AIX/Linux LPAR SAP A1 All-in-One SAP SCM APO Opt SAP LiveC SAP APO DB , APO APP SAP PLM Adobe Document Server SAP SEM SAP APO Optimizer SAP SRM SAP LiveC. SAP xApps SAP CRM SAP TREX SAP Live Cache SAP ERP SAP TREX SAP Cont.Svr. (ECC ) SAP Content Server SAP Solution Mgr SAP Business Accel. ... etc SAP NetWeaver BI ACC WAS ABAP WAS JAVA SAP Stand-Alone Components SAP Components Non- ABAP/JAVA based Based on ABAP /JAVA © 2012 IBM Corporation
    8. 8. SAP Netweaver - Architecture • ‚Add In‘ Installation • Java Central Services = SCSxx – Dedicated for Java – ABAP could be ASCII or UNICODE • Java Central Instance = JCxx SAP GUI Browser – Contains SDM • Java Dialog Instance = Jxx • Server Processes are multithreaded Internet Communication Manager (ICM) Dispatcher JCo JAVA Dispatcher Gateway JAVA JAVA JAVA JAVA SDM WP WP WP Message- Message- JAVA JAVA Server SP SP SP SP Server SP SP ABAP ABAP ABAP Enqueue- Enqueue- VM VM VM Server Server JAVA JAVA JAVA JAVA Central JAVA VM JAVA VM Central VM VM Services VM VM Services J2EE ABAP Engine Engine SAP Database R3<SID>DATA SAP Database SAP<SID>DB © 2012 IBM Corporation
    9. 9. IBM i Single DB-Image and Subsystem Concept IBM i Windows / Unix OS Incl. DB instance Instance Instance Instance Instance No DB Instance Auxiliary Storage Pool ERP PI EP SolMgr. Single level Storage DB- Schema: Library Partitioned DASD PI SOL PI SOL Per DB-Instance.Autonomic Space Mgt. ERP EP ERP EP mgr mgr OS integrated QA Workload Process Overview Management R3_00 R3_01 R3_02 R3_03 Processes Windows: No isolation per Instance Dedicated SBS LPAR/WLPAR for AIX Per SAP Instance Limited Virtualization for LINUX. LPAR. System i Advantages  No specific DB instance installation and administration  No disk partitioning per Database instance  Multiple Database schemas per Instance – easy to install  OS integrated isolation of multiple application Instances (environments with homogenious workload profiles)  Dedicated pools to keep pages in memory and avoid faultig (f.e. Java or infrequently used environments) © 2012 IBM Corporation
    10. 10. SAP Implementation on IBM i R3Rel. R3SIDJRN R3SIDDATA File system etc. ASP2 ASP1 Data ASP1/IASP usr QFileSvr.400 QSYS.LIB SAP <hostname> R3<REL>DBG.LIB sap SAP SAP sapmnt trans trans DWDB4.PGM Kernel <SID> <SID> R3transdb4.PGM TPOS4DB4.PGM JRNRCV DB inst SYS profile global Library data log work profile global exe Library Library run opt dbg etc. disp+work R3trans tp SAP ERP Work ProcessesApplication SAP System <SID> Type BCI SAP Instance - Dialog Subsystem R3_00 - Batch - Spool etc. SAP ERP SAPGUI © 2012 IBM Corporation
    11. 11. Typical IBM i Netweaver Landscape, HA Approach IASP Mirroring / Shadow DB LPAR0 LPAR 1 LPAR 2 LPAR 3 DB-Schema SOLLibrary ERP PI EP ERP PI BW DEV mgr Sol QA Test EP Mgr. O.S. Journal IBM i IBM i IBM iProcs. IBM i 0,1 0,1Memory Disk ASP1 IASP ASP1 IASP‘ ASP 1 ASP1 Storage internal or external Storage internal or external Production Backup-Copy Production QAS + DEV  SAP-components with similar workload profile under one IBM i  SAP components with different workload profile in different LPAR‘s  shared Journal for ERP/CRM  shared Journal for ABAP/Java DB schema (EP, Sol.Mgr.) © 2012 IBM Corporation
    12. 12. SAP HANA (= High-Performance Analytic Appliance) Other Applications SAP BusinessObjects MDX SQL BICSSAP NetWeaver In-Memory Computing Engine Preconfigured Analytical Appliance BW for flexible analytic models, In-Memory Calculation based on columnar data model 3rd Party and Planning Computing Engine using SAP IMCE : “In-Memory Computing Engine” SAP SAP HANA technology is currently Data Management ServiceBusiness Suite - not available on IBM POWER technology - BUT available with IBM POWER technology IBM/SAP benchmark shows HANA Admin and Data Modeling including AIX and IBM ieasily handles 10,000 queries per Real–Time Replication Services hour against 1.3 TB of data, see SAP PAM: „DB Supportability Matrix“ at: returning results within seconds Data Integration Services © 2012 IBM Corporation
    13. 13. SAP on i : IBM POWER7 Power 795 8-256 Scalability 2012 P7 cores Power 780 • Based on new! POWER7 Technology 8-96 P7 cores • 4- or 8-Core Sockets from 3.0– 4.1 GHz • up to ~3000 SAPS / core Power 770 • requires IBM i 6.1.1 or IBM i 7.1 12-64 P7 cores NE W Power Power 750 Express 6-32 710: 4/6/8 IBM Pure P7 cores 720: 4/6/8 FlexSystems 730: 4/6/8 up to 32 P7 cores 740: 4/6/8/12/16 P7 cores Power Blades PS700-7044-32 P7 cores  Ready to run SAP solutions  IBM i 7.1 and 6.1.1 certified by SAP 13 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    14. 14. IBM Announcement - IBM PureFlex System © 2012 IBM Corporation
    15. 15. IBM PureSystems for SAPare ready to run SAP solutions on IBM PureSystems• POWER AIX/Linux and Expert at: optimally deploying and running• POWER IBM i applications for rapid time-to-value - Expert designed, integrated and optimized application aware platform - Platform patterns of expertise - Simplified management with a single console Built-in Expertise SAP customers can now benefit Capturing and automating what experts do – from the infrastructure to the application from IBMs innovative Integration by Design PureSystem technology of Deeply integrating and tuning hardware and software – in a single, ready-to-go Expert Integrated Systems system and its unprecendented Simplified Experience integration and consolidation Making every part of the IT lifecycle easier Integrated management of the entire system of IT solution landscape A broad open ecosystem of optimized solutions © 2012 IBM Corporation
    16. 16. SAP solution landscapingon IBM i and IBM PureSystems IBM PureSystems support :  All existing SAP implementation options, as available on existing IBM POWER Systems  plus new additional integration options  plus newly available built-in experts system management solutions/knowledgeThe SAP Reference Architecture documentation will be updated with the latest IBM Pure FlexSystem announcements. (see SAP SDN : )The SAP reference landscape section provides an introduction to SAP landscape topology and Reference examples for core SAP systems running on IBM POWER AIX / Linux and IBM i running on the new IBM PureSystems. © 2012 IBM Corporation
    17. 17. IBM i Solution Editions for SAPcombine the benefits of SAP, IBM POWER and IBM i –allow easy implementation, low risk, at low TCOComplete infrastructure: - Power7 Server Hardware, - IBM i Operating System, IBM Power 740 Edition #4972 - DB2 for i Database - System Management Software• Powerful, scalable and reliable technology• Excellent support by IBM and SAP• Service voucher included in #4971 and #4972 models (e.g. usable for SAP “Quick Install”)• Low Cost of Acquisition and Operation IBM Power 720 Edition #4971• see: Edition #4975 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    18. 18. SAP Sizing – CPU Rules of Thumb(revalidation with latest ISICC sizing data recommended) •Per previous charts, we can conclude : – 1 concurrent / active user requires 12 SAPS Backend (ECC) – + 10 SAPS (EP, PI, BI) . – = 22 SAPS SAP NW landscape – 1 named SAP NW user requires 11 SAPS •Now it‘s easy to map this to CPUs and Models – tbd. (~2000-3000) SAPS/core for ECC 6.0 for POWER7 systems – tbd. (~1000-2350) SAPS/core for ECC 6.0 for Intel/AMD based systems Named Concurrent SAPS CPUs min. CPUs min. Smallest Smallest Users Users NetWeaver Intel/AMD POWER Model Model Intel/AMD POWER 100 52 1144 1 1 300 156 3432 2... 3 2 500 260 5720 3…4 2…3 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    19. 19. SAP Sizing – Some Memory Rules of Thumb(revalidation with latest ISICC sizing data recommended)• Memory Recommendations –6…8 GB per 1000 SAPS (Quick)sizer output –assumes an ABAP and Java mix (80%:20%) Server= –Consequently, server capacity is MEMORY bound x+y SAPS total capacity –• Above values are OK for a single SAP instance on a server/LPAR.• Add a minimum of 2 GB for each instance in case you consolidate several SAP instances on a single server / QS SAPS partition. result = x• Consider some additional memory for virtualization features – see separate chart © 2012 IBM Corporation
    20. 20. SAP Sizing – Basic I/O Rules of Thumb(revalidation with latest ISICC sizing data recommended) • 2,5 SAPS (DB+App-Sv) generate 1 I/O operation per second • 1 concurrent SAP NW user generates ~9 I/Os per second • A single 15k rpm disk is capable to support a maximum of 200 I/Os per second –in other words: per 22 concurrent SAP users configure one disk drive –resultingly, disk configuration is not capacity, but I/O driven • Disk Controller –RAID mechanisms have impact on aggregate I/O rates of storage subsystem. • e.g., RAID 10 increases READ throughput (reads from 2 disks) but WRITE is reduced • Adapters –SCSI, FC, SATA, NAS, iSCSI • Storage Sizing Guide available at: – © 2012 IBM Corporation
    21. 21. IBM i Technology – fully enabled for SAP Geographic Mirroring Cluster  SystemMirror for IBM i  Geographic Mirroring   Storage agnostic HA and DR Virtualization Geographic Mirroring Metro Mirror/Global Mirror Cluster High PowerVM  Metro Mirror • Subsystems (IBM i only) Availability  Global Mirror  Flash Copy • Hypervisor (HMC) FlashCop Metro  HA and DR • Dynamic LPARs y Mirror • Live Partition Mobility (LPM) • Multiple LPAR Pools • Single Level Storage IBM Storage Technology • Active Memory Sharing SVC DS3xxx DS4xxx XIV DS5020 DS5000 DS6800 DS800 DS870 • Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) (DS3400) (*wdfs) 0 0 Virtual Tape SupportPower IBM i IBM i 7.1 / 6.1 IBM i 5.4 / 6.1 / 7.1Systems Version on POWER6/7 on POWER5/6/7 • Integrated Virtualization IBM i VIOS VIOS VIOS VIOS VIOS Direct* Direct* Direct* Direct* Manager (IVM) Attach or VIOS or VIOS or VIOSPower IBM i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes (BCH) BCS DS3200 (BCH) (BCH) (BCH) (BCH) (BCH)Blades 7.1, 6.1 BCH DS3400 (via VIOS) and DS3200 Basic San Copy Services VIOS IBM i AIX Linux  Global Mirror Hypervisor  Boot From SAN  DR/Tape Backup FlashCopy Global Mirror © 2012 IBM Corporation
    22. 22. IBM i 7.1 - Optimized for SAP New Features and Functions of i 7.1 Benefits for SAP : • Workload-Optimizing Systems new option for faster processing of – i 7.1 is optimized for SAP SAP application workload – Improved application performance with SQE enhancements – Automatic hot/cold data balancing on SSDs for major performance improvemts – Large 64 KB page support • Resiliency without downtime enhanced options and protection against SAP – Extended distance supported for multi-site disaster application outages - higher availability of SAP recovery solutions – Automatically switch storage between servers for solutions high availability • Virtualization without limits – Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and LPAR Hibernation enhanced consolidation of SAP environments available on IBM i allows simplified SAP landscapes on few servers – Hosting of multiple IBM i releasesfor upgrading to IBM i 7.1 • Total Integration with DB2 additonal functions and enhanced – Simplify data exchange with customers and suppliers with native XML support DB-Performance of SAP on DB2 for i – Efficiently search unstructured XML data with OmniFind Text Search Server • Management with Automation – Easy system management with IBM Systems Director New tools and functions for easier management – Multiple IBM i releases in single browser env. and improved performance of SAP on DB2 for i22 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    23. 23. SAP on IBM i: Integration = Simplicity SAP on “WIntel”: Distributed SAP on IBM i : Application Layer Integrated DB Application Layer DB - Vendor OS OS + Database OS - Vendor Virtualization Virtualization IBM Power Systems Hardware SW - Vendor Hardware Layer HW - Vendor Distributed LandscapeIntegrated Landscape •Multiple vendors• Integration - single “Box” - by single vendor - IBM •DB is an application• Simplicity - Run the Business, not the Computer •Acquisition cost / box• DB2 for i - My Data is My Business, and the Data is on i •Operation complexity •Support complexity © 2012 IBM Corporation
    24. 24. IBM PowerVM – IBM i Subsystemsto run SAP Solutions IBM i - DB2• IBM i supports PowerVM LPARs Single Image – Dynamic “Micro-LPARing single memory space – LPAR Pooling• IBM i “Subsystems” allow SUBS1 SUBS2 perfect sharing of SAP ERP SAP CRM – A Single OS-DB image – CPU and memory resources SUBS4 – between different applications SUBS3 Legacy SAP HR – No manual control required, but possible – SAP-Note 416994 IBM i subsystems allow mixed workload of SAP and non-SAP applications © 2012 IBM Corporation
    25. 25. X X IBM i V7.1is ready and proven for SAP © 2012 IBM Corporation
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    27. 27. IBM i 7.1 TR3 - Optimized for SAP IBM i 7.1 benefits for SAP customers IBM i Version 7.1 Technology Release 3 (TR3) delivers for SAP on IBM i clients additional optimization developed by the SAP and IBM labs especially for SAP applications running on i. The SAP on IBM i enhancements are available by simply becoming current with the IBM i info apar for V7.1. Replacing all SAP 7.x kernels with the latest SAP 7.20 EXT kernel is also recommended to fully realize all of the optimization provided by the development teams at SAP and IBM. Further details can be found on IBM Techdocs: © 2012 IBM Corporation
    28. 28. IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 4 (TR4) © 2012 IBM Corporation
    29. 29. IBM i 7.1 TR4 - New Functions• POWER7 Systems Live Partition Mobility (LPM) provides the next step in virtualization and enabling more robust cloud solutions.• IBM PowerHA SystemMirror SAP now supports Storwize V7000 and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) storage systems releva to its MetroMirror, Global Mirror, and FlashCopy functions nt• DB2 for i enhancements performance and security enhancements, plus new features to improve SW developer performance• DB2® WebQuery offers more granular security options• IBM Software Group Support for IBM i Workgroups, allowing the licensing of IBM software products to reflect usage.• Application Management ToolSet (AMTS) from IBM Rational® to be used by application providers who need to edit and compile installation scripts of application managers needing to use "work with" capabilities.• IBM Web Enablement for i (5722-WE2) has been enhanced to include WebSphere® Application Server-Express® V8.5. infrastructure flexibility required by todays production data centers.29 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    30. 30. Cloud Roadmap for IBM i  Partition mobility  Virtualized Dynamic  Partition hibernation IT resources  Image (partition) provisioning/  Suspend-Resume cloning LPAR function  Virtualized everything  External storage  Workflow automation via VIOS and SAN  More granular licensing Physical systems  Network install  Flash copy checkpoints and Internal storage and backups snapshots Static resource  Scripted partition  HA as base requirement partitions creation Manual setup  Licensing per core Future Physical media install  HA available Licensing per core Tape Backups Present Move to very dynamic elastic SoD: Cloud Infrastructure Past Cloud for IBM i The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. © 2012 IBM Corporation
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    33. 33. IBM i for SAP – Joint Strategy and Roadmap“Our commitment to our IBM i clients, ISVs and business partners is solid and unchanged. With our clearly defined processor and software roadmap, we are making substantial investments in the future of IBM i as an important, strategic element in the IBM systems portfolio. Colin Parris Vice President, IBM Power Systems February 2011 … It is SAPs objective to release all SAP Business Suite and related SAP NetWeaver deliverables such as new releases, enhancement packages and support packages synchronously for all supported platforms. IBM DB2 for i and IBM i as one of these platforms is available to customers since 1995 and there are no plans to change this for current and future deliverables of SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver. Christian Hölters SAP Development Manager DB/OS Platforms, SAP on IBM i April 201033 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    34. 34. SAP Solution Availability for IBM iThe SAP Business Suite applications and the underlying SAP NetWeaver technology are supported on variousdatabase and operating systems ("platforms") as described in the SAP Netweaver Platforms Availability Matrix ("PAM").The SAP NetWeaver PAM documents the broad platform coverage of the SAP Application Servers and the morerestricted platform coverage of selected additional technology components (SAP livecache, SAP TREX, AdobeDocument Services.. ).It is SAPs objective to release all SAP Business Suite and related SAP NetWeaver deliverables such as new releases,enhancement packages and support packages synchronously for all supported platforms. IBM DB2 for i and IBM i asone of these platforms is available to customers since 1995 and there are no plans to change this for currentand future deliverables of SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver.Most of SAPs technology components are supported on IBM i as on other platforms and for the few unsupportedcomponents SAP and IBM recommend to use Windows as supplementary operating system. All of the SAP BusinessSuite and SAP NetWeaver deliverables on IBM i have even been available to customers during early productintroduction ("RampUp"). The utilization of new release of IBM i is usually certified for all releases of SAP products onIBM i in Mainstream Maintenance only 4 weeks after IBM General Availability.A joint SAP and IBM platform team is responsible for optimal adaption of SAP technology to IBM i and optimalutilization of IBM technology with SAP. This team is strongly committed to functional completeness, timelyavailability maximum quality and optimal support of SAP products on IBM i.Christian HöltersSAP Development ManagerDB/OS Platforms, SAP on IBM iApril 2010 34 © 2012 IBM Corporation
    35. 35. Strategic IBM SAP-IBM i Partnership • SAP on IBM i Development Team of ~20 HC – Started in 1995 for R/3 on AS/400 – Joint staff by IBM and SAP working “hand-in-hand, side-by-side” 50/50 • Mission: – Enable of SAP solutions on IBM i – Enable IBM Power / IBM i technology for SAP – Test and optimize new SAP releases (e.g. Project “KOBI” – simple 1-day install of SAP A1) – Certify and optimize new IBM i OS/DB releases – Provide SAP-on-i customer support – Provide technical education / papers – Support customer/BP briefings, user groups, © 2012 IBM Corporation
    36. 36. SAP Business Suite on IBM i : Reference ArchitectureSource: SAP SDN , see: IBM Power Systems IBM Power Systems LPAR1: Production LPAR1: Backup Data ERP SCM SCM ERP Mirroring iASP iASP CRM PLM PLM CRM LPAR2: IBM i Express Edition LPAR2: BW Production BW PI EP LPAR3: Development & Test LPAR3: APO LC ERP PLM PI CRM BW EP SolMan SCM © 2012 IBM Corporation
    37. 37. IBM Standard Configurations (excerpt) : IBM Power Systems for IBMi & Storage Standard Configurations for SAP BS 7 and NetWeaver 7.0 (10Q2010) Confi- Max. Supported Supported Suggested Hardware Remarks: guration supported SAP SAP All concurrent component landscape Suggested IBM System Clustered Hardware Storage Backup (3tier) configurations users IBM Power™ TB Device and prices System- # cpu Usable Space based on cores@GHz German eConfig Memory profile. Require local adaptions. 25 •Business •Production BladeCenter Internal BC-S/1.2 TB TS2240 no Blade Center S Ab Suite 7 •Test (QA) PS700 Express LT04 SAS User based lic.. •Solution 1 @3.0 16 GB DB license inc.. Manager 720 8202-E4B Internal disks DAT160 no User based lic. Ar aka Solution Edition 1.7 TB SAS DB license 1@3.0 32Gb included •ECC 6.0 Cb 100 Enhance- BladeCenter PS700 Express DS3512 3.6 TS2240 LT04SAS no Blade Center S , DB license ment 2@3.0 32 GB included Package (EHP) 4 Cr 720 8202-E4B Solution Edition Internal Disks 2.2 TB DAT160 SAS no DB license included 2x@3.0 48 GB klick bullets to see topology In presentation mode klick links to open detailed descriptions and see list prices © 2012 IBM Corporation
    38. 38. SAP on System i : Business ValueSource: ITG Report , Value Proposition for IBM POWER Systems Servers and i, January 2010 The IBM i Cost Advantage: > 40% lower IT costComparisons are between IBM Power 520 and 550 systems equipped with IBM i 6.1 and PowerVM virtualization firmware; andDell PowerEdge Intel Xeon-based servers with Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, and Linux and Oracle Database 11g.Where appropriate, VMware ESX virtualization tools are employed. © 2012 IBM Corporation
    39. 39. IBM i for SAP – mind your business, not your computer New ! SAP-IBM i reference case studies AriZona concluded that maintenance and license expenses would be reduced by 50 percent with the IBM Power Systems solution -with three-year savings over the Intel option close to $100,000 Joe DeBella Chief Information Officer AriZona Beverage Company © 2012 IBM Corporation
    40. 40. Contacts and further information  Visit the IBM i - SAP Websites: SAP on IBM i: SAP SDN for IBM i SAP on IBM i Wiki site (IBM internal) SAP on IBM SAP on IBM TechDocs  Contact the ISICC Info Service: e-mail: Phone: +49 6227 73-1099, Fax: -1052  Contact the ISICC IBM i Team Walter Lang Frank Zimmer  Contact the SAP-IBM i Specialists : IBM Americas Robert Michelle Ojielo: Jorgelina Eliggi IBM Rochester Lab Jim Anderson : Ron Schmerbauch: Kolby Hoelzle : Mike Frost: IBM Deutschland Manfred Engelbart : IBM Österreich / Schweiz Karl Prisching , Urs Vogt : IBM Latin America Jorgelina Eliggi IBM ASEAN Satid Singkorapoom © 2012 IBM Corporation
    41. 41. Useful Links about SAP and IBM iSales kit for SAP on i - internal IBM site from the IBM/SAP Competence Center (ISICC) - IBMers onlyCustomer References - SAP on iIBM i Solution Editions - offering to lower TCASAP on IBM i Quick install - offering to get started fastSAP Developer Network(SDN), IBM i main page - forum, papers, blogIBM i SAP main technical page - links to info apars, technical papers (also in devWorks but under construction)SAP on i Reference Architecture - overview for SAP and IBM solution on iTwitter, SAP on IBM i - feed run by IBM RochesterIBM i in the Sky - Cloud hosting SAP on IBM i in USEmail contact for generic questions - IBM/SAP Competence Center (ISICC)Email contact IBM Rochester Lab Services consulting - SAP Center of ExcellenceYou and I blog - Steve Will, Chief IBM i Architecti Can blog - Dawn May, IBM i development - more toward app developmentIBM i developerWorks general linkIBM i 7.1 in general, with "Learn more" section links.IBM i 7.1 redbook for new features - why go to 7.1SAP on i Recommendations and Review - technical checks for existing customersIBM SAP Virtual University (IBM Internal only) IBM i for SAP – mind your business, not your computer © 2012 IBM Corporation
    42. 42. SAP customers and prospect should also check out the SAP developer network : for additional valuable information on implementing SAP on IBM i, e.g.The SAP Reference Architecture on IBM i a 25-page technical white paper by SAP, which provides a reference guide for architecting and landscaping SAP solutions on IBM i. This paper can be downloaded at : more detailed information about SAP on IBM i, please visit the relevant websites: SAP on IBM i: SAP SDN for IBM i SAP on IBM i Wiki site SAP on IBM SAP on IBM TechDocs check out the IBM SAP Alliance website which provides the latest information about SAP-relevant topics related to POWER7, AIX/Linux, and IBM i, and other topics regarding IBM and SAP : IBM SAP Alliance Website : IBM i for SAP – mind your business, not your computer © 2012 IBM Corporation
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    45. 45. more info on IBM i and SAP ... IBM Lab Rochester Rochester / Minnesota Home and Information Hub of the global IBM SAP Alliance Email contact for generic questions - IBM/SAP Competence Center (ISICC) Email contact IBM Rochester Lab Services consulting - SAP Center of Excellence © 2012 IBM Corporation
    46. 46. SAP on IBM i : Ready for the 7-7-7 moveSAP customers now have an excellent opportunity to upgrade and run latest IBM and SAP technology : • IBM i Version 7.1 • on latest IBM POWER7 technology • running the SAP Buiness Suite 7Making the move up to the "7-7-7" level can yield threefold benefits: IBM i 7.1 provides enhanced functions and optimzed performance IBM POWER7 servers provide greatly enhanced performance and scalability The SAP Business Suite 7 offers greatly extended functionality and features.For all customers running backlevel versions or releases, NOW is the time to upgrade and capitalize onthe latest HW/SW technology.For more details , please check out the available information on- SAP notes : 1432783 at: (requires valid SAP user-ID)- the SAP-on-IBM i intranet website at: © 2012 IBM Corporation
    47. 47. Why IBM i for SAP ?IBM i ….Runs fastScales highDeploys quickIs highly available and secureAllows flexible adaptive landscapesConsolidates applicationsAchieves better resource utilizationSimplifies your SAPRequires less staff IBM iSaves money in the long run Mind your business, not your computer ! © 2012 IBM Corporation
    48. 48. Time for Questions ..? Mail contact: Welcome Intro and IBM SAP Alliance © 2012 IBM Corporation 48