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Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP

Oracle's engineered systems combine best-of-breed hardware and software components with game-changing technical innovations that simplify operations and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With Oracle Engineered Systems for SAP, that extreme performance is optimized for SAP applications. Oracle starts with the world’s most complete, open, and integrated technology stack—including database technology, management software, operating systems, servers, and storage.

Exadata

Designed to deliver extreme performance to data warehousing, online transaction processing (OLTP), and mixed-load database applications, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine is tailor-made to improve SAP performance and manageability.

A "data center in a box," The Exadata Database Machine is an easy-to-deploy system that includes all the hardware needed for running the Oracle Database. From there, it adds Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle Grid Infrastructure, storage management tools, and administration software—and optimizes the entire system for extreme performance, mission-critical availability, and reliability.

Using Exadata in SAP Environments

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the perfect choice for SAP environments on several levels.

  • It delivers outstanding I/O and SQL processing performance for online transaction processing, (SAP ERP), business warehouse, (SAP BW) and consolidation of mixed workloads.
  • A massively parallel grid architecture using RAC and Exadata storage delivers extreme performance with linear I/O scalability, dramatically increasing data bandwidth between the database server and storage. Intensive query processing and data mining scoring are offloaded to storage servers, bringing processing closer to SAP data to improve query performance and concurrency.
  • All servers, storage, and networking components are pre-cabled in racks, and the complete package is pre-integrated and pre-tested, cutting weeks or months from deployment schedules. It cuts management and maintenance chores by simplifying tasks such as patching with single vendor bundled patch sets, and provides high availability and disaster recovery out of the box.
  • SAP customers can easily migrate their database to Exadata, which runs SAP applications unchanged. Depending on the source platform, the migration could be as smooth as an operating system platform upgrade.

Private Cloud Appliance

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is an engineered system that radically simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged. It offers a highly available, fully redundant converged infrastructure system combining networking, compute, management, and storage elements. It comes with one price for all the hardware in the system and all needed software. And supports Oracle Trusted Partitions that allows you the flexibility to license Oracle software on a virtual CPU basis. And it connects to your existing or new Oracle storage or third-party storage. It provides Software-Defined Network Infrastructure with Oracle Fabric Interconnect and Oracle SDN. You will benefit from a single point of support for the entire stack, including Oracle hardware and software.

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X8-2 certified for SAP

Oracle PCA X8-2 has now been certified for SAP NetWeaver and related applications as well.

Three-Tier and Two-Tier installations (Oracle Database and SAP applications) are supported to run on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) can be used in SAP environments when the following conditions are met:

  • Minimum use of Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Release 1.1.3
  • Up to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Release 2.4 (2.4.1 and higher) based on version of Oracle VM 3.4.x (3.4.6): Adds support for Oracle Server X8-2 expansion compute nodes.
  • The following OSs in VMs are certified and supported for the use in SAP environments. Follow the SAP installation notes to prepare the OS to run SAP products:
  •     - Oracle Linux Release 8.x with UEK, Oracle Linux Release 7.x with UEK, Oracle Linux Release 6.x with UEK, Oracle Linux Release 5.x with UEK
        - Oracle Solaris 11 x86, Oracle Solaris 10 x86

    More details are posted in Sapnote 2052912 - SAP Software and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA)

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) - X8-2 systems are certified and supported for SAP.

The latest Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X8-2 systems consist of 3 models X8-2-HA, X8-2S and X8-2M. X8-2 models must run ODA 19.6 software. Model family X8-2 is supported for running SAP databases, with following constraints:

  • Bare metal only, no virtualization support.
  • Oracle 19c Grid only.
  • Oracle 19c, 12.2 and 12.1 databases only, no Oracle 18.x or 11.2 databases.
  • Oracle datafiles on ASM only, not on ACFS.
  • Starts with ODA 19.6 - not before (and 19.8 will be added later).
  • No support for multitenant features (details available in SAP Note 2336881).
  • No SAP application server instances on Database Appliance.

More details, especially on the updated patch process and install scripts can be found in SAPnote 2929109 - Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) - X8-2 systems for SAP - 19.6 installation.

Complete, Open, and Integrated Technology Stack

 

Oracle Engineered Systems

While each of the IT infrastructure layers provide leading-edge technology in itself, Oracle went one step further and designed engineered systems that are pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance. Each system integrates Oracle's applications-to-disk technology stack—servers and storage, operating systems, database software, middleware, networking, and built-in virtualization features—to reduce the time and cost associated with purchasing, provisioning, deploying, and maintaining SAP infrastructure.

Oracle Engineered Systems
 

Oracle Engineered Systems in the Datacenter

Once deployed, consolidating SAP landscapes on Oracle’s engineered systems reduces data center management complexity. Administrators can use SAP’s BR*Tools and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to manage SAP landscapes and SAP infrastructure. Built-in automation features simplify administration tasks and reduce day-to-day management demands.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
 

Oracle Engineered Systems in the Cloud

To run your most demanding solutions in the Cloud, Oracle has certified and SAP supports Exadata as a Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as well, so customers have the choice to run their high performant databases either in their own datacenters or in the Oracle Cloud.

Oracle Engineered Systems in the Cloud