Consolidating multiple sap instances
Some organizations might be prevented from consolidating all of their databases onto a single SQL Server instance.
Below are examples of situations where organizations may need to maintain more than one instance: Those situations make it clear that a single instance is not always possible.
In this SAP BASIS tutorial, we will discuss SAP Application Servers and their instances.
You will learn about two main types of SAP Application Server instances and their architecture.
But even in situations like those, it is still common for organizations to consolidate to fewer SQL Server hosts and experience a reduction in TCO.
By now, many of you are familiar with Hyper-V, Microsoft's virtualization technology that is out of the box with Windows Server 2008.
System ID: ERD Instance No: 00 Each SAP instance can be distributed over multiple hardware units.
Read about the pros and cons of virtualizing SQL Server environments Learn why you should think twice about the Windows Azure SQL Database Find out when SQL Server virtualization is just not a good idea Through virtualization, organizations can also achieve complete operating system isolation and gain the potential to host multiple editions of SQL Server while running both 32- and 64-bit versions within a single host.
In addition, physical SQL Servers experiencing the end of their hardware life can easily be virtualized by using a physical-to-virtual migration tool.
Extras like these out-of-the-box technologies simplify business operations in a consolidated environment.
About the authors is a principal consultant at Convergent Computing, a best-selling author and a SQL Server MVP.