Use Azure to host and run SAP workload scenarios

When you use Microsoft Azure, you can reliably run your mission-critical SAP workloads and scenarios on a scalable, compliant, and enterprise-proven platform. You get the scalability, flexibility, and cost savings of Azure. With the expanded partnership between Microsoft and SAP, you can run SAP applications across development and test and production scenarios in Azure and be fully supported. From SAP NetWeaver to SAP S/4HANA, SAP BI on Linux to Windows, and SAP HANA to SQL, we've got you covered.

Besides hosting SAP NetWeaver scenarios with the different DBMS on Azure, you can host other SAP workload scenarios, like SAP BI on Azure.

The uniqueness of Azure for SAP HANA is an offer that sets Azure apart. To enable hosting more memory and CPU resource-demanding SAP scenarios that involve SAP HANA, Azure offers the use of customer-dedicated bare-metal hardware. Use this solution to run SAP HANA deployments that require up to 24 TB (120 TB scale-out) of memory for S/4HANA or other SAP HANA workload.

Hosting SAP workload scenarios in Azure also can create requirements of identity integration and single sign-on. This situation can occur when you use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to connect different SAP components and SAP software-as-a-service (SaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offers. A list of such integration and single sign-on scenarios with Azure AD and SAP entities is described and documented in the section "AAD SAP identity integration and single sign-on."

Changes to the SAP workload section

Changes to documents in the SAP on Azure workload section are listed at the end of this article. The entries in the change log are kept for around 180 days.

You want to know

If you have specific questions, we are going to point you to specific documents or flows in this section of the start page. You want to know:

SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances)

A series of documents leads you through SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances), or for short, HANA Large Instances. For information on HANA Large Instances, start with the document Overview and architecture of SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) and go through the related documentation in the HANA Large Instance section

SAP HANA on Azure virtual machines

This section of the documentation covers different aspects of SAP HANA. As a prerequisite, you should be familiar with the principal services of Azure that provide elementary services of Azure IaaS. So, you need knowledge of Azure compute, storage, and networking. Many of these subjects are handled in the SAP NetWeaver-related Azure planning guide.

SAP NetWeaver deployed on Azure virtual machines

This section lists planning and deployment documentation for SAP NetWeaver and Business One on Azure. The documentation focuses on the basics and the use of non-HANA databases with an SAP workload on Azure. The documents and articles for high availability are also the foundation for HANA high availability in Azure, such as:

For information on non-HANA databases under an SAP workload on Azure, see:

For information on SAP HANA databases on Azure, see the section "SAP HANA on Azure virtual machines."

For information on high availability of an SAP workload on Azure, see:

This document points to various other architecture and scenario documents. In later scenario documents, links to detailed technical documents that explain the deployment and configuration of the different high-availability methods are provided. The different documents that show how to establish and configure high availability for an SAP NetWeaver workload cover Linux and Windows operating systems.

For information on integration between Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and SAP services and single sign-on, see:

For information on integration of Azure services into SAP components, see:

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