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Implementing SAP Applications on the IBM System i Platform with IBM i5/OS

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 08 August 2006, updated 08 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738495905
ISBN-13: 9780738495903
IBM Form #: SG24-7166-00

Authors: Susan Powers, Matthias Bartusch, Manfred Engelbart, Dieter Huber, Gert Ruland, Sabine Schloesser, Ron Schmerbauch and Steve J. Tlusty

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    This IBM Redbooks publication features a collection of knowledge gained from IBM and SAP system experts who work with customers that use SAP applications on the IBM System i platform with i5/OS. It is written to assist SAP basis consultants and other IT professionals with the implementation of a total business solution, consisting of System i servers, i5/OS Version 5 Release 4 (V5R4), DB2 UDB for i5/OS database, and SAP products.

    The ideas in this book apply to the entire spectrum of business solutions within the mySAP Business Suite. These solutions share SAP NetWeaver, the common technical application platform that includes the SAP Web Application Server and SAP Business Information Warehouse.

    The first part of this book features an overview of SAP applications and landscape options for i5/OS followed by a discussion of SAP and i5/OS implementation and infrastructure.

    Then, we provide information about operational topics such as administration, printing, and how to avoid problems. After that, there is a detailed discussion about availability and backup and recovery and a section dedicated to performance topics. The book ends with an examination of the different ways that you can exchange data between your SAP applications and other applications.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. SAP applications on System i models with i5/OS

    Chapter 1. IBM System i solution for SAP

    Chapter 2. SAP Solution Portfolio

    Chapter 3. SAP landscapes

    Chapter 4. SAP landscape scenarios

    Chapter 5. System i virtualization

    Chapter 6. Encoding data used in SAP systems

    Chapter 7. SAP sizing considerations

    Part 2. Operational topics

    Chapter 8. i5/OS from an SAP application view

    Chapter 9. SAP storage and database considerations

    Chapter 10. Users and authorities

    Chapter 11. Installation overview

    Chapter 12. The SAP kernel on the System i server

    Chapter 13. SAP instance profile parameters

    Chapter 14. Software logistics

    Chapter 15. The SAP system of printing

    Chapter 16. SAP system administration

    Chapter 17. General topics

    Chapter 18. Life cycle

    Chapter 19. Problem avoidance

    Chapter 20. Problem determination and management

    Chapter 21. Correctable scenarios

    Part 3. Availability, backup and recovery

    Chapter 22. Availability, backup and recovery concepts

    Chapter 23. Backup and recovery

    Chapter 24. Disaster recovery and high availability

    Part 4. Optimizing performance

    Chapter 25. Performance concepts and monitoring

    Chapter 26. Performance tuning

    Chapter 27. Performance management tools and services

    Chapter 28. SAP Business Information Warehouse

    Part 5. Data exchange between applications

    Chapter 29. Data exchange scenarios and examples

    Chapter 30. Data porting

    Part 6. Appendices

    Appendix A. Support for SAP applications


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