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Former Member
Jun 21, 2007 at 03:30 PM

Virtualization on AIX 5.3 and above with SAP


Hi all,

I am inquiring about anyone running AIX 5.3 using virtualization for DB and application servers. Does it work well ?? Any major hurdles you have hit ?? I am looking into new H/W for are aging 7026 systems and the virtual servers look good on paper and what I have seen in one class, but I am trying to find out how it's working in the real world for SAP. I can always still size smaller servers and keep things running one per server with no virtualization, but it adds more boxes to the rack, more electricity, etc.

We are currently at 4.6C on R/3 using an Informix db, and I need to move over to a new system, running db2, then do a unicode upgrade, then finally move to ecc 5.0 or 6.0 before we run out of extended maintenance. So as you can see, a lot of work, so if I can avoid any pitfalls with virtualization, that would help.


Lloyd Campbell

SAP Basis / AIX System Administrator

Universal Instruments Corp.