Implementing SAP with MAA

Case Study: Implementation of SAP Applications Using Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) Best Practices (pdf - 3.6MB)

This document contains a suggested architecture and implementation of an SAP7.0 Landscape used for a large commercial customer on Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)  . The cluster storage is configured using OCFS2 and Oracle Data Guard is being implemented to provide disaster recovery capabilities. Oracle GRID Control is being used to manage the total landscape. The server infrastructure consisted of Dell PowerEdge R900 and 2950 servers all running 64bit RHEL Linux AS 4.6. Storage is provisioned from an EMC Storage Array. Implementation has been influenced by Oracle documented Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) best practices for highly available systems.

About the Author:

Mahesh Pakala is an employee of DELL Inc and is a highly experienced professional in Information Technology and Media Industry in the Silicon Valley. He has worked in various senior management roles in the industry and is on advisory panel of companies as a technology and business consultant. He currently works in GICS (Global Infrastructure Consulting Services) Group of Dell Inc., assisting large enterprise customers with HA architectures and solutions. He has extensive work experience in areas of: engineering, media and technology with companies, such as Oracle Corporation (System Performance Group & RDBMS Kernel Escalations), Ingres (Computer Associates), Fujitsu and startups like eLance and Grand Central Communications. He has been a presenter in the areas of High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution at previous Oracle Open World events.

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