The following list of technical papers and guides will help you get started using SAP solutions on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Check back frequently for new papers and updates.

For additional SAP on AWS information, see the SAP Blogs section.

For additional AWS content, see Whitepapers on the AWS website.

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AWS Data Provider for SAP:
Installation and Operations Guide
The AWS Data Provider for SAP is a tool that collects performance-related data from AWS services, and makes this data available to SAP applications, to help monitor and improve the performance of business transactions. This guide provides installation, configuration, and troubleshooting information for the AWS Data Provider. Last updated:
March 2017
SAP on AWS Overview This guide is intended for SAP customers and partners who want to learn about the benefits and options for running SAP solutions on AWS, or who want to know how to implement and operate their SAP environment effectively on AWS. April 2017
SAP on AWS Pricing Guide For SAP customers and partners who are new to AWS, the process of estimating the monthly AWS bill may seem a bit overwhelming at first. This guide explains how to estimate the cost of running your SAP environment on AWS. March 2017
Capacity Planning for SAP on AWS Planning your resources for SAP systems can be a complicated task. In this whitepaper, you will learn how to plan your AWS resources and what to consider when migrating SAP workloads, and understand how the AWS architecture supports SAP systems. July 2015
Implementation and Operations Guide Provides the best practices for achieving optimal performance, availability, and reliability, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) while running SAP solutions on AWS. This guide is for SAP Basis and NetWeaver administrators who have experience running SAP systems on traditional infrastructure and would like to run their SAP systems on AWS. Last updated:
June 2015
Backup and Recovery Guide Provides an overview of how to back up SAP systems running on AWS. This guide focuses on the essential differences in backing up SAP systems on AWS as compared to traditional infrastructure. Last updated:
December 2014
High Availability Guide Provides an overview on how to configure SAP systems on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) in a way that helps protect the application from various single points of failure. This guide demonstrates how features native to the AWS platform in combination with SAP installation techniques can greatly improve the availability of an SAP deployment. Last updated:
August 2016
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SAP HANA on AWS Overview Explains the options, benefits, and process for running SAP HANA in the AWS Cloud. Last updated:
June 2017
Migrating SAP HANA Systems to X1 Instances on AWS AWS X1 instances are optimized for enterprise and database workloads, and are ideal for running in-memory databases such as SAP HANA. This guide discusses migration options for SAP HANA on AWS. It covers migration scenarios from on-premises or other cloud environments to AWS, and also explains how to upgrade your SAP HANA system to X1 from other instance types on AWS.   May 2016
High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options Discusses options for setting up a highly available and disaster-tolerant SAP HANA system on AWS using AWS services and SAP HANA tool sets. November 2015
Operations Guide Provides best practices and guidelines for operating SAP HANA on AWS, including administration, backup/recovery, and security tasks. Last updated:
August 2016
Setting up AWS Resources and the SLES Operating System for SAP HANA Installation Discusses the steps required to set up and configure AWS resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes to install a new SAP HANA database instance or to scale out your existing SAP HANA database instance. The paper also explains how to configure the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for your SAP HANA deployments. The guide complements the SAP HANA Quick Start to support additional customization scenarios. March 2015
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide
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Provides architectural considerations and configuration steps necessary for deploying SAP HANA on AWS in a self-service fashion, using the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) licensing model. The Quick Start includes links to automated AWS CloudFormation templates that you can use to  automate your deployment and launch SAP HANA directly into your AWS account. Last updated:
December 2016
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SAP S/4HANA on AWS Overview This guide provides an overview of the benefits and options of running SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud.
July 2016
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SAP Business One on AWS Overview This guide provides an overview of the benefits and options of running SAP Business One on the AWS Cloud. April 2016
SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide
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Enables you to automatically deploy SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, in the AWS cloud, using AWS services and best practices. You can deploy the solution into an existing or new Amazon VPC in your AWS account, and customize the configuration. AWS CloudFormation templates automate the deployment, and the deployment guide discusses architectural considerations, configuration, and implementation steps in detail. Last updated:
June 2017
Reference Sheet Discusses benefits, certified configurations, hosting options, and sample pricing for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on AWS.
Last updated:
August 2015