Oracle continues to work with SAP to integrate and validate its virtualization technologies with SAP Business Applications and the SAP NetWeaver platform, helping SAP and Oracle customers improve productivity and system utilization rates through virtualization and consolidation.
Upgrading SAP on Oracle technology can improve user productivity, consolidate workloads, and better utilize resources — resulting in dramatically reduced data center costs. Oracle's IT infrastructure solutions for SAP provide a methodology for upgrading or migrating existing SAP Business Suite applications with its industry-leading virtualization technologies, as well as eco-efficient Oracle servers and storage, Oracle Solaris, and Oracle Linux.
Complete Virtualization Portfolio
Oracle’s cross-platform virtualization management technology provisions and manages flexible pools of resources that users can share and allocate to many SAP instances. Built-in resource management features enable sharing of compute, memory, and I/O resources, improving server utilization to up to 85 percent of capacity.
Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle VM Server for SPARC enable Oracle Solaris 8, 9, 10, and 11 certified applications to run simultaneously on the system without modification. With these virtualization technologies built into Oracle Solaris, the SAP workload can be allocated to isolate I/O or CPU-intense applications to their own virtual machines, with dedicated resources that can easily be managed and reassigned as needed. With virtual clustering, dedicated zone clusters can be configured to run specific SAP applications according to predefined cluster management policies.
- Oracle Solaris Zones
Fully supported for SAP applications, Zones for Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 offer easy implementation and minimal impact on performance, making these tools a popular choice with SAP customers. Oracle Solaris Zones easily support the consolidation of old and new projects on one server, such as a Solaris 10 zone on Solaris 11. Virtualization with Oracle Solaris Containers, Oracle VM Server, and Oracle Solaris Legacy Containers for Oracle Solaris 8 and Oracle Solaris 9 on Solaris 10 is also available under controlled availability.
- Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Oracle VM Server for SPARC provides highly efficient, enterprise-class virtualization capabilities for supported Oracle SPARC servers. Oracle VM Server leverages the built-in SPARC hypervisor to subdivide a supported platform’s resources using partitions called logical (or virtual) domains. Each logical domain can run an independent operating system. Oracle VM Server for SPARC flexibly deploys multiple Oracle Solaris operating systems simultaneously on a single platform. OVM Server also creates up to 128 virtual servers on one system to take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle SPARC servers.
- Oracle VM Server for x86
OVM Server for x86 is a free server virtualization and management solution that makes enterprise applications easier to deploy, manage, and support. Backed worldwide by affordable enterprise-quality support for both Oracle and non-Oracle environments, Oracle VM facilitates application deployment and management on a fully certified platform reducing operations and support costs while simultaneously increasing IT efficiency and agility.
- Integration of Oracle Infrastructure with SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM)
SAP NetWeaver LVM simplifies and automates the management and operations of SAP systems and landscapes running on physical or virtual infrastructures.
- SAP LVM lets customers manage virtualized SAP systems in private clouds, supporting tasks such as mass operations and system copy, clone, and refresh.
- With the integration of Oracle Virtualization and SAP LVM, it is possible to automate SAP processes running on an Oracle infrastructure.