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 "Azure AD 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:

Documentation space

In the SAP workload documentation space, you can find the following areas:

  • SAP on Azure Large Instances: This documentation section is covering a bare-metal service that orginally was named HANA Large Instances. Different topics around this technology are covered in this section
  • Plan and Deploy (Azure VMs): Deploying SAP workload into Azure Infrastructure as a Service, you should go through the documents in this section first to learn more about the principle Azure components used and guidelines
  • Storage (Azure VMs): This section includes documents that give recommendations how to use the different Azure storage types when deploying SAP workload on Azure
  • DBMS Guides (Azure VMs): The section DBMS Guides covers specifics around deploying different DBMS that are supported for SAP workload in Azure IaaS
  • High Availability (Azure VMs): In this section, many of the high availability configurations around SAP workload on Azure is covered. This section includes detailed documentation around deploying Windows clustering and Pacemaker cluster configuration for the different SAP comonentns and different database systems
  • Automation Framework (Azure VMs): Automation Framework documentation is covering an a Terraform and Ansible based automation framework that allows automation of Azure infrastructure and SAP software
  • Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions: Microsoft developed a monitoring solutions specifically for SAP supported OS and DBMS, as well as S/4HANA and NetWeaver. This section documents the deployment and usage of the service
  • Integration with Microsoft Services and References contain different links to integration between SAP and other Microsoft services. The list may not be complete.

Change Log