IBM Power Systems - SAP Software Deployed in Red Hat OpenShift

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Updated 22 February 2021

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Anastasiia Biliak, Christoph Gremminger, Thorsten Hesemeyer, Sahitya K Jain, Sabine Jäeschke, Jochen Röhrig, Andreas Schauberer


This IBM Redpaper publication documents how to containerize and deploy SAP software into Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes clusters on IBM Power Systems using predefined Red Hat Ansible scripts, different configurations, theoretical knowledge, and documenting the
findings by way of sample scenarios.

This book delivers content documenting:

+ Running SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver on premise software in containers deployed in Red Hat OpenShift 4 on IBM Power Systems hardware.
+ Existing SAP systems running on IBM Power Systems can be re-packaged at customer sites into containers using predefined Red Hat Ansible scripts.
+ These containers can be deployed multiple times into Red Hat OpenShift 4 Kubernetes clusters on IBM Power Systems.

The target audiences are Chief Information Officers (CIOs) interested in containerized solutions of SAP ERP systems, developers with the need for containerized environments, and system administrators providing and managing the infrastructure with underpinning

This book compliments the documentation available at the IBM Knowledge Center and aligns with the educational materials provided by IBM Garage for Systems Education.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Set up Red Hat OpenShift infrastructure
Chapter 3. Automating the installation of SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems using Red Hat Ansible
Chapter 4. Building and deploying container images with scripts
Chapter 5. Building and deploying container image with Red Hat Ansible
Chapter 6. Operating the containers

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