Explore database support of Azure for SAP workloads

Completed

As per SAP Note #1928533, the following RDBMS platforms are supported on Azure:

Windows Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and higher

  • SAP ASE 16.0 SP02 and higher

  • IBM DB2 10.5 and higher

  • Oracle Database, for versions and restrictions see SAP Note #2039619

  • SAP MaxDB version 7.9

  • SAP liveCache: The minimum requirement is SAP liveCache 10.0 SP 33 (i.e. Build 100.33) or higher. We strongly recommend using the latest SAP liveCache version compliant to the corresponding SAP SCM 7.0 EHP (see SAP Note #2074842).

  • SAP liveCache as part of SAP SCM 7.0 EhP2 (or higher): Minimal version for SAP liveCache: SAP LC/LCAPPS 10.0 SP 27 including liveCache 7.9.08.32 and LCA-Build 27, released for EhP 2 for SAP SCM 7.0 and higher

    • SAP liveCache based on SAP MaxDB technology must run on an Azure VM solely dedicated to SAP liveCache, that is, without any other application software running on the same VM).

SLES and RHEL

  • SAP HANA 1.0 SP12 and higher, SAP HANA 2.0 on Microsoft Azure VMs, as listed on the SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

    • If you're using Standard_M832ixs_v2, it's recommended to update your OS to:

      • RHEL 8.6: with kernel 4.18.0-372.51.1 (RHSA-2023:1554) or later
      • SLES 15 SP4: with kernel 5.14.21-150400.24.55 or later
  • SAP ASE 16.0 SP02 and higher

  • IBM DB2 10.5 and higher

  • SAP MaxDB version 7.9.09.05 and higher

  • SAP liveCache as part of SAP SCM 7.0 EhP4 (or higher):

    • Minimal version for SAP liveCache: SAP LC/LCAPPS 10.0 SP 34 including liveCache 7.9.09.05 and LCA-Build 34, released for EhP 4 for SAP SCM 7.0 and higher.
    • SAP liveCache: The minimum requirement is SAP liveCache 10.0 SP 33 (i.e. Build 100.33) or higher. We strongly recommend using the latest SAP liveCache version compliant to the corresponding SAP SCM 7.0 EHP (see SAP Note #2074842).
    • SAP liveCache based on SAP MaxDB technology must run on an Azure VM solely dedicated to SAP liveCache (that is, without any other application software running on this VM).

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Database

For versions and restrictions refer to SAP Note #2039619 containing the Oracle support matrix on Azure.

  • As per SAP Note #2039619 (and the information provided above), Oracle only supports Windows and Oracle Linux as guest OS in Azure VMs.
  • Using Windows Failover Cluster Service with shared disk configuration for the DBMS layer is NOT supported in Azure VMs. Instead, to provide high availability, customers should consider using non-shared disk solutions, such as SQL Server Always On, Oracle Data Guard, or HANA System Replication.

For more information, see the following SAP Notes: