Running SAP Solutions with IBM DB2 10 for z/OS on the IBM zEnterprise System

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 20 January 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738436410
ISBN-13: 9780738436418
IBM Form #: SG24-7978-00
(224 pages)

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Authors: Lydia Parziale, Petra Bührer, Dr. Matthias Gimbel, Martin Hagelstrom, Maxim Kukarev, Oliver Petrik, Franz Voelker


This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights the key enhancements of IBM DB2® 10 for SAP. These enhancements include performance, scalability for several threads, new and more granular privileges, and auditing capabilities. This book is for IT specialists and architects who are interested in how SAP NetWeaver v7.3 interacts and uses the new features of DB2 10 for z/OS®.

This book focuses on the SAP Business Suite of applications and how these applications run on IBM zEnterprise™ infrastructures. It begins with a brief overview of the SAP NetWeaver products and hardware and explains the software implementations when DB2 10 for z/OS is used as the database server. It highlights the SAP NetWeaver system architecture. It continues by describing how SAP products benefit from the recent developments by IBM on the hardware side with the zEnterprise 196 (z196) server, in z/OS, and in DB2 10 for z/OS.

In addition, this Redbooks publication explains how you can extend an SAP system or change a server configuration by using the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager. It explores SAP high availability concepts, virtualization, and security enhancements of DB2 10 for SAP solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of IBM System z and SAP
Chapter 2. Architectural overview of SAP NetWeaver with DB2 for z/OS
Chapter 3. Features of DB2 10 and the zEnterprise System as applied to SAP
Chapter 4. Installing and migrating DB2 10 and the zEnterprise System with SAP
Chapter 5. Managing and monitoring with IBM zEnterprise UnifiedResource Manager
Chapter 6. SAP high availability
Chapter 7. Virtualization
Chapter 8. Security enhancements of DB2 10 for SAP solutions
Appendix A. SAP transaction codes
Appendix B. Planning, preparing, and implementing the SAP landscape
Appendix C. Additional material

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