SAP HANA Data Mobility Part 4 : Hybrid Cloud

This is the final part of the blog series about moving seamlessly between SAP HANA hosting types using storage where the concepts and scenarios in Part 2 : pHANA on-premises migration techniques and Part 3 : pHANA to vHANA and vHANA to pHANA will be applied to showcase how a truly hybrid cloud environment could …
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SAP HANA Data Mobility Part 1 : Introduction

SAP® Migrations are a daily part of any SAP BASIS administrator’s life and possibly one of the most meticulously planned processes which can happen in the lifecycle of an SAP landscape. The migration alone could be to move one or all of the SAP applications , data and technology to either the same or totally …
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SAP HANA Data Mobility Part 3 : pHANA to vHANA and vHANA to pHANA

In this part of the blog series about moving seamlessly between SAP HANA hosting types using storage the following data mobility scenarios are explored: SAP HANA  deployed on bare-metal server(s) (pHANA) being migrated or copied to a virtual machine(vHANA) using VMware Virtual Volumes(vVols) SAP HANA deployed on a VMware virtual machine being migrated to bare-metal …
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SAP HANA Data Mobility Part 2 : pHANA on-premises migration techniques

In this part of the blog series about moving seamlessly between SAP HANA hosting types using storage the following data mobility scenarios are explored: Copy an SAP HANA Instance to the same or a different FlashArray using storage snapshots and Asynchronous replication Move an SAP HANA Instances persistent storage to a different FlashArray non-disruptively using …
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Using hdbpersdiag To Check For Volume Corruption

The release of SAP HANA 2.0 SPS05 brings some great new capabilities to the platform , among them Native Storage Extension support for Scale Out Landscapes , significant improvements to the startup initialization of hybrid LOBs and support for having an NFS server for the hana-shared directory on the Master host of a scale out …
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Updated! SAP HANA Scripts with support for vVols

While creating and publishing the SAP HANA scripts , I wanted to bring some of the excellent design aspects of Pure Storage®   products to customers running SAP HANA on FlashArray//X. Some of these excellent design aspects include a very well defined and easy to use REST API , the software developer kits (SDK’s) for Powershell …
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Updated! SAP HANA Scripts with recovery automation

One of the recent projects I have been very proud to deliver was the creation of an open source repository on GitHub, containing scripts to help customers automate SAP HANA  storage operations with common scripting languages like Microsoft PowerShell and Python. The initial scripts committed to this public repository will help customers create application consistent …
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FlashArray Snapshot Consistency and SAP

Ever since I began working with enterprise storage arrays such as Pure Storage FlashArray//X, storage snapshots have been a constant presence. In my journey of fully understanding the various aspects of snapshots, I found myself looking to Wikipedia and found an excellent definition for a snapshot: “In computer systems a snapshot is the state of …
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Configuring SAP HANA Scale Out on VMware with vVols

Virtual volumes(vVols ) have changed the way  organizations think about how virtual machine storage operates.When using vVols, a layer of complexity is removed to allow the virtual infrastructure administrator to deliver more precise storage service levels and have more direct control over how storage is consumed by virtual infrastructure. Cody Hosterman blogged about the Introduction …
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New! SAP HANA Scripts for Automating Storage Operations

While writing and developing content for SAP HANA on Pure Storage® FlashArray™ or Pure Cloud Block Store™ (CBS), I have developed some scripts that speed up some of the operations which organizations using SAP HANA on Pure Storage products could also make use of. To that end, I have created a repository for SAP HANA …
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Configuring VERITAS Netbackup using FlashArray//C for Scale Up SAP HANA

Every so often I need to configure VERITAS Netbackup to backup one of my SAP HANA databases and sometimes I return to my notes on the process to remind myself how it’s done. The most recent time when using block storage volumes on FlashArray//C as the target for backup data , I decided to fully …
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Protecting SAP HANA with FlashArray//X and SAP HANA Cockpit

Create a storage snapshot for an SAP HANA single host/scale up system  Create a storage snapshot for an SAP HANA multi-host/scale out system  Recover an SAP HANA single host/scale up system from a storage snapshot  Recover an SAP HANA multi-host/scale out system from a storage snapshot  The following hdbsql(native sql) commands …
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Using the SAP HANA Native Storage Extension (NSE) Advisor

I have previously blogged about SAP HANA NSE, for Pure Storage here. One of the key areas I believe differentiates NSE from other warm data techniques is the inclusion of a component to analyse and provide recommendations on if data should be set to use NSE , or not. This is called the NSE advisor …
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Configuring SAP HANA Extension Node

Data growth and managing the costs involved with it are becoming an increasingly important aspect of any deployed business system. When addressing this issue with SAP HANA there are a range of considerations which need to be taken into account: License cost (SAP HANA is licensed on used memory capacity and feature usage) Hardware cost …
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