Archive for October, 2013

Failover Clustering Improvements in Windows Server 2012 and Its Benefits for SAP NetWeaver High Availability

SAP recently announced its support on Windows Server 2012. As usual, SAP support for Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) is also there. This includes installation (integrated in SWPM – sapinst), upgrades and operational support.

Clustering in Windows Server 2012 brought many new features and improvements, and the particularly interesting one is Continuous Availability File Server. This feature brings ZERO DOWNTIME for SAP SAPMNT file server share and SAP global file systems, and enables continuous non-interrupted access to SAP global files and folders for different SAP processes (like batch, spool, dialog process etc.), during the failover of (A)SCS instance.

For more information, benefits etc., please check here.