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SAP & VMWare

I was not sure where to post this, so I apoligize in advance if I have posted this in the wrong forum.

I am very new to SAP and was going to intall ia copy on VMWare so I could get more familiar with the product. I wanted to see if anyone has successfully done this and/or if there are any issues I should be warned about.

I appreiate any advise you can give.

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  • May 02, 2007 at 01:39 PM

    when using this system as a sandbox then you will have a decent long as the host system has enough should reserve at least 1-1.5 gb ram for the sap installation and roughly 100-150 gb disk space...pentium or core2duo will be enough to run a small test system...use windows 2003 server as operating system within the vm...

    GreetZ, AH

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      For test sandbox system, we have installed both 4.6c and NW2004, later upgraded to ECC6 and NW2004S with Oracle 10g, went smooth has very little problem.

      We have tested on RHEL 4, Windows XP profess, 2003 as guest systems.

      2GB ram (1 for host one for guest) and ~120GB space (guest) were the ones we have.



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    May 03, 2007 at 09:58 AM

    VMware is very interesting for Sandbox MSCS configurations.

    I run them using iSCSI disks - up to 5 MSCS nodes.

    With the right hardware you can also run 64 Bit (x64) Clients.

    old SAP versions (pre 700) without using the latest patch kernels may have problems during Startup / Shutdown of the SAP system because the communication in the signal handling runs out of sync. The probability is high to run in this problem.


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