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

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 08 August 2006, updated 08 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738495905
ISBN-13: 9780738495903
IBM Form #: SG24-7166-00
(766 pages)

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


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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