You want a software-defined SAP HANA TDI solution with the flexibility to start small and grow in line with your business needs? Hardware agnostic with choice to select from a list of SAP-certified servers for HANA? Deployable as scale-up or scale-out in either physical or virtual environments? Self-managing, i. e. automatically rebalancing capacity when servers are added or removed, and self-healing to automatically recover from server or disk failures? Here is how to do it step by step.
I had the pleasure to work with engineers from EMC and VCE to test ScaleIO with SAP HANA. These tests were designed to prove that ScaleIO meets SAP’s performance benchmarks. The tests also enabled EMC and VCE to optimize configuration options for the ScaleIO infrastructure and share them with other organizations planning similar implementations.
The white paper “Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration and EMC ScaleIO Converged Infrastructure” that we have put together describes the test environment we built along with detailed configuration recommendations and best practices. We made it for you and hope you like it!