Planning for implementing SAP solutions on Azure


In this module, you will review the SAP supported VM and HLI types, the OS and DBMS releases for SAP in Azure, and the SAPS throughput estimates provided by Azure VMs and HLI.

Learning objectives

In this module you will:

  • Understand how the SAPS metric serves as a major criteria for determining whether a VM size offers throughput requirement necessary for a given SAP workload. It also represents one the primary factors considered by Microsoft and SAP when certifying Azure VMs for SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA.
  • Learn how high availability of SAP workloads on Azure VMs can be analyzed in two different contexts:
    • High availability of SAP workloads
    • High availability capabilities of Azure infrastructure
  • See how VMs hosting SAP Application can be backed up using Azure Backup
  • Understand how the solution to enable SAP Monitoring using Azure VM Agent and its extensions and how to enable it
  • Review security considerations using SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) when deploying SAP SQL Server databases in Azure
  • Review the compute considerations for planning SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances


Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that you have taken the Azure Administrator (AZ-103) exam, as well as SAP HANA or NetWeaver training.