Failover Clustering of SAP Systems with Hyper-V – Deployment Options

In the last months we got always the question from customers how to deploy and run SAP systems on a virtualized environment with clustering. But before we discuss the possible configurations we need to clarify the nomenclature in this context.  Host Clustering: This is when you create a Microsoft Failover Cluster inside a physical machine, where the…


Top 5 SAP Operational Excellence Best “People” Practices for SAP Basis Managers

Besides being an overused term, what exactly is SAP Operational Excellence? Like any other continuous-improvement initiative, the idea in my mind is to maximize the productivity and value of the various IT resources and surrounding processes deployed in the name of keeping SAP up, available, and performing within the boundaries described by service level agreements…


Failure: We could all use a bit more….

  As we wrap up our annual commitment process here at Microsoft, I’ve been thinking about all I need to do – and all our Line of Business Application Platform Center of Excellence (LOB CoE) team needs to accomplish – in the next 10 months. And the more I think about it, the more I’m…