Posted On: Oct 13, 2022

You can now deploy SAP HANA systems with Host Auto-Failover on AWS. Host Auto-Failover is a fully automated host fault recovery solution for SAP HANA that allows you to add one or more hosts in standby mode to an SAP HANA system. Using Host Auto-Failover, SAP HANA can automatically detect host failures (EC2 instance, OS-level, or SAP HANA) and trigger an automated failover to a standby host, enabling you to automatically recover in minutes.

Host Auto-Failover depends on shared storage so that a standby host can automatically takeover when an active host fails. Starting today, you can deploy SAP HANA with Host Auto-Failover on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) by using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP as the shared storage solution. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is the first AWS shared storage service that is SAP-certified for workloads such as S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA, and BW/4HANA, offering fully managed storage built on NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system. In addition to supporting Host Auto-Failover, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP also offers a number of data management features that make it even faster and easier to deploy and run SAP HANA, such as snapshots, clones, and SnapMirror replication.

You can run SAP HANA with Host Auto-Failover in all AWS Regions where Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is available. For more information, visit the Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP product page and the Host setup for SAP HANA scale-out with standby node documentation. To learn why more than 5,000 active customers run SAP on AWS, visit the SAP on AWS page.