IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 09 May 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456829
ISBN-13: 9780738456829
IBM Form #: REDP-5488-00
(22 pages)

Authors: Katharina Probst, Dishant J Doriwala, Jes Kiran, Ravi A Shankar, Marc-Stephan Tauchert, Srikanth Thanneeru

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™chapter publication explains the configuration, relocation, and verification of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency on IBM Power Systems™ solution to protect SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver applications.
This is a supplemental guide to IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems, SG24-8382, which outlines the specifics when using Geographically Dispersed Resilience for SAP applications, including SAP HANA.

Business continuity is a part of business operations. Downtime and disruptions can cause financial losses and impact public relations and trust in your business. Also, governments in many countries require businesses to have disaster recovery (DR) plans demonstrate regularly that the recovery plan tests successfully.

IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems is a DR solution that covers servers but can include business applications. In particular, this solution provides features to support the high availability (HA) of logical partitions (LPARs) running SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver applications.

IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency enables simplified DR management for IBM Power Systems servers. In fewer than 10 steps, administrators can deploy and configure the solution. This is the only solution on IBM Power Systems that offers nondisruptive DR testing.

Table of contents

Introduction
Key terminologies that are used in the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency solution
Prerequisites
Hardware configuration that uses the ksysmgr utilities
Moving virtual machines from source to target
Checking the NUMA layout before starting SAP HANA and after DR
Verifying the SAP HANA database and NetWeaver on LPARs after migration

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