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SAPConsole on VMWARE

Has anyone sucessfully deployed SAPConsole on VMWARE?

Any concerns for using this strategy?

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    Aug 02, 2007 at 08:16 PM

    We had done this for one of our landscapes. It seemed to be working very well for a couple of years until we implemented a larger unit with multiple warehouses and a much larger number of users. However, the total number of RF barcode scanners was still lower than 100 which probably represents a small implementation for most sites. We started receiving some very significant processing issues. Most of these were traced back to a poorly configured wireless network setup, but not all.

    Through some extensive testing we were able to make SAP Console hang even with a single user logged on directly via a Windows telnet session. Here's a snippet from the OSS Message response.

    <i>

    SAPConsole i.e sapcnsl.exe is not designed to run in a multi-processor

    enviornment.

    The code of sapcnsl.exe does not take care conditions into account

    when running in a multi-processor system.

    The problem will persist.

    If you run sapcnsl.exe in an uni-processor system the problem will not

    happen.

    Also, in a multi-processor system the occurence of the hang will be

    very vague, there is no clear cut time when the problem happens.

    Run sapcnsl.exe in an uni-processor system the problem will not

    happen.</i>

    Our response was to install this on multiple, load-balanced physical systems with a single CPU. It's been running fine ever since. We could probably move back to the VMWare solution since the wireless network situation has been addressed, but based on the significant end-user distrust [almost a revolt] it did not seem prudent.

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