Sizing Question installing several installations of SAP on vmware environments

Posted on 2006-04-04
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I need to buy a server for development and testing. I need to run between four and six Virtual Machines at the same time. The Host server will run Windows 2003 Server. The guest OS machines will be also Windows 2003 Server. Nobody will be working on the host and there will be two to four users maximum working on each Virtual Machine. Each Virtual Machine will be running SAP on Oracle.

Any suggestions about the size of the server?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Question by:gacilu
1 Comment

Accepted Solution

nasriram earned 1000 total points
ID: 16410470
We have a similar situation where several servers are virtualised on the same IBM hardware.

You should get good support from the vendors of enterprise-class hardware, who work closely with clients on sizing issues.

Essentially you will need to work out the number of "SAPS" using the SAP Quick-Sizer mechanism.  Then add the overheads associated with management of the OS partitions.  Do a user-based sizing and a disk-sizing based on anticipated loads.  The sum of these efforts should give you a fair idea of the hardware requirement.

Generally certain upgrade margins are built into the server so that additional processors can be activated on demand and disk space increased.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
Read about achieving the basic levels of HRIS security in the workplace.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline
Suggested Courses

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question