A Holistic Approach to a Reliable Infrastructure for SAP R/3 on AIX

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 October 2001, updated 19 June 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738422894
ISBN-13: 9780738422893
IBM Form #: SG24-5050-00
(530 pages)

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Authors: Diana Gfroerer


SAP R/3 has become one of the most widespread Enterprise Resource Planning software products in the world. It is the application that is at the core of every company's business. With the incorporation of Web-initiated e-business transactions in SAP R/3, it now has to be available literally all the time.

This IBM Redbooks publication shows a holistic approach for a reliable and highly available SAP R/3 infrastructure based on IBM eServer pSeries. It is a collection of knowledge gathered from a team of SAP R/3 basis consultants that have gained their experience over many years by working in numerous projects.

This book provides a high-level overview of the SAP R/3 architecture and contains the high availability design criteria that are essential for IT managers and solution architects. It includes tips and tricks for database copies, performance optimization, and troubleshooting. This book also features a wealth of practical information and hints, which are needed during implementation, for IT specialists, SAP R/3 administrators, and system administrators.

This book is an invaluable source of information for all professionals that maintain a reliable SAP R/3 environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Part 1. Concepts
Chapter 2. Requirements for a reliable SAP R/3 environment
Chapter 3. Architecture
Part 2. Implementation
Chapter 4. Disk storage
Chapter 5. Storage Area Networks
Chapter 6. Network
Chapter 7. Backup and recovery
Chapter 8. High availability
Chapter 9. Shadow database
Chapter 10. Hints and tips
Chapter 11. Performance
Part 3. Operation
Chapter 12. SAP R/3 system copy
Chapter 13. Daily tasks to prevent error situations
Chapter 14. Troubleshooting and first aid after system failure

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