SAP Microsoft Platforms group finally released SAP NetWeaver on Windows Server 2012!
Current supported SAP NetWeaver (ABAP, Java, ABAP+Java) releases are:
- SAP SAP NetWeaver 7.0x based
- SAP NetWeaver 7.30 and 7.31
Different databases are already supported, for updated list please check SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM)
Currently supported SAP standalone component is SAP liveCache.
You can run your SAP NetWeaver on Windows 2012 both in physical and virtual environment.
In virtual environment you can run Windows Server 2012 guest OS on these hypervisors:
- Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
(due to scalability limitation of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V it is highly recommended to use Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V )
- VMware vSphere 5.1
- VMware vSphere 5.0 (min U1, U2)
High Availability with Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster is off course fully supported and fully integrated in SAP sapinst installation software!
For more information on SAP NetWeaver HA in physical and virtual environment you can check in this White Paper: SAP NetWeaver High Availability and Business Continuity in Virtual Environments with VMware and Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows
Windows Server 2012 brought huge improvements in compare to Windows Server 2008 R2, in the area of scalability, server virtualization, business continuity, high availability, networking and storage.
Many thanks to SAP Microsoft Platforms group for making this happen, specially to Jason Kafka for driving overall Windows Server 2012 part and Claudia Baur for driving virtualization part.
More information on this topic you can find in following SAP notes:
- 1732161: SAP Systems on Windows Server 2012
- 1752767: Release planning for Windows Server 2012
- 1753578: Windows Server 2012 in Virtual Environments