AWS for SAP

Category: Technical How-to

Automate SAP HANA database restore using AWS Systems Manager

Introduction: For many customers, SAP system copies are one of the routine maintenance activities. SAP system copies are a defined sequence of steps to copy SAP production data to non-production environments. In this blog post, we discuss about automating the SAP HANA database restore. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Backint Agent for SAP HANA is an […]

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Solution architecture

Maintain an SAP landscape inventory with AWS Systems Manager and Amazon Athena

Introduction Effective maintenance and operation of SAP systems rely on access to system information to support decision-making. Inquiries about, for example, SAP kernel version, installed ABAP components, or simply active SAP systems are often part of IT operation activities. Furthermore, these inquiries are typically more elaborate, for example, listing systems matching a particular version of […]

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Automating SAP installation with open-source tools

Introduction We’ve already demonstrated in our first blog post how to provision the infrastructure for SAP applications using Terraform, and in our second blog post we added in automation of SAP software installation using Systems Manager. Now it is time to go deeper with open-source common tools like Jenkins and Ansible to have the SAP […]

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Architecture diagram DG with FSFO

High availability design and solution for SAP NetWeaver installations with Oracle Data Guard (Fast-Start Failover)

Introduction Many SAP customers are still running their mission-critical SAP workloads on Oracle database with the different combinations of Operating systems (IBM AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) in their on-premises environment. The challenge in their cloud adoption journey is to migrate Oracle based workloads as-is using a “lift and […]

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Diagram showing shared secondary deployment of SAP HANA database in HANA System Replication across multiple Availability Zones

SAP HANA sizing considerations for secondary instance with reduced memory footprint

Introduction SAP systems that are critical to business continuity require a well designed and tested High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) framework to maximise application availability during planned and unplanned outages. SAP HANA is an in-memory database that supports mission critical workloads and is a key component of an SAP system that needs to be […]

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Integrating SAP Systems with AWS Services using SAP Business Technology Platform

Introduction While Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers such as Bizzy, Invista, Zalando, and Engie have implemented data and analytics solutions on AWS in support of their SAP workloads, many more are working with AWS to see how they can gain further insights by exploring trends in data. The large amount of data generated by business […]

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SAP Fiori with WAF Architecture

Securing SAP Fiori with AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall)

Introduction When SAP customers embark on a journey to implement SAP S/4HANA, many have questions on how to secure SAP Fiori, the User Interface component of SAP applications based on HTML5. As the starting point, we will refer to The OWASP Top 10 (Open Web Application Security Project), which represents a broad consensus about the […]

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Automate Start or Stop of Distributed SAP HANA systems using AWS Systems Manager

In recent blogs, we’ve discussed the advantages of DevOps for SAP for both build and operations and explored using AWS Chatbot to initiate Stop/Start. Today we help you fast-track the use of AWS native services for SAP operations by open-sourcing an AWS Systems Manager based solution that will Start and Stop distributed SAP HANA landscapes […]

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Predictive Maintenance using SAP and AWS IoT to reduce operational cost

This post was written by Kenny Rajan, Patrick Leung, Scott Francis, Will Charlton & Ganesh Suryanarayan. The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is reinventing the way companies drive manufacturing efficiency. From the shop floor at the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) level to the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), all the way up […]

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Amazon SES configuration for SAP ABAP Systems

Introduction One of the most common requirements when running an SAP system is to send outgoing email, which can come from several different areas, from monitoring and alerting (e.g Solman), batch processing / process chains, workflows, and so on…. If you have moved your SAP system to AWS, you may want to get rid of […]

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