Utilize Azure for SAP workloads reference architecture


In this module, you will review the Azure infrastructure options for hosting SAP NetWeaver and S/4HANA systems in Azure. You will examine the differences between the offerings of traditional outsourcers and IaaS offerings.

Learning objectives

In this module you will:

  • Understand how the SAPS metric serves as a major criteria for determining whether a VM size offers throughput requirement necessary for a given SAP workload. It also represents one the primary factors considered by Microsoft and SAP when certifying Azure VMs for SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA.
  • Learn how high availability of SAP workloads on Azure VMs can be analyzed in two different contexts:
    • High availability of SAP workloads
    • High availability capabilities of Azure infrastructure
  • See how VMs hosting SAP Application can be backed up using Azure Backup.
  • Understand how the solution to enable SAP Monitoring using Azure VM Agent and its extensions and how to enable it.
  • Review security considerations using SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) when deploying SAP SQL Server databases in Azure.
  • Review the compute considerations for planning SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances.


Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that you have taken the Azure Administrator (AZ-103) exam, as well as SAP HANA or NetWeaver training.