Deploying and operating Entry Cloud for SAP solutions on the IBM PureFlex System
This paper provides an overview on how modern SAP ecosystem consisting of the SAP NetWeaver technology layer, SAP Business Suite applications, SAP HANA, and complementary SAP modules can be deployed on an IBM® PureFlex
System. This paper focuses on IBM POWER processor-based units (POWER compute nodes) hosting the classical SAP corecomponents. It also describes how complementary x 86-based IBM PureFlex System units canbe integrated for specific SAP scenarios, while still maintaining a unified systems management.Related documents with a x86- and POWER IBM i focus are available, too. Links are included intheResourcessection.
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IBM Systems Solution for SAP Business Suite and SAP HANA
the SAP application portfolio which can be deployed on the internal PureFlex nodes withexternal special purpose compute nodes, namely IBM System x servers running a SAP HANAin-memory database and applications.Typical use cases for IBM PureFlex System-only landscapes are described and also some comments are about the integration of an IBM PureFlex System with existing SAP customer infrastructures are explained in this paper.The IBM Flex System Manager serves as the unified management console for the componentscontained within the IBM PureFlex System chassis. This paper describes the Flex SystemManager functions available and how they fit into SAP landscape monitoring.On the application side, the Flex System Manager integrates with the SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management, enabling consistent management of infrastructure and SAP application layers. The paper also illustrates the architecture and benefits which can beachieved by combining IBM platform technologies with infrastructure management tools of theSAP NetWeaver stack. The combination of the SAP NetWeaver Landscape VirtualizationManagement software and IBM Flex System Manager supports cloud-enabling tasks as thereare SAP system provisioning, cloning, copying, and refreshing in a highly automated manner.
The Introduction section provides an overview of the IBM® PureFlex™ System components.
IBM PureFlex System overview
The IBM PureFlex System is an integration platform for different server architectures (IBM POWER®and x86) and the associated operating systems. Integration also applies for systems storage from aphysical and management perspective. Each IBM PureFlex System base system contains two layersof hardware management:
Chassis Management Module (CMM)
The CMM replaces the Advanced Management Module known from the traditional IBMBladeCenter® servers. Both provide basic infrastructure access and management.
Flex System Manager (FSM)
The CMM can be complemented by a dedicated management node running the Flex SystemManager (FSM) software stack while providing unified access and end-to-end managementof up to four heterogeneously populated IBM PureFlex System chassis. Technically, the FSM