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Installation on Virtual Machine.

Hi all,

I had a client requirement for standard Installation of SAP Netweaver PI 7.3 on a VM [ Virtual Machine ].

I was given a Virtual IP and a Hostname And I completed my Installation using it.

Later on IP of the VM got changed and now we are using a different IP to access OS Level for SAP.

My query is what excatly is a Virtual Machine?

Does a VM get IP's directly from some IP Pool?

When I'm doing Installation on VM with a particular IP, and later on when VM gets a New IP, how the Installation directories gets moved to this new IP?

Seeking some guidance to understand how this VM scenario actually works.




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    Sep 18, 2012 at 04:30 AM


    A virtual machine is a logical partion of a physical machine. Partitioning achived either using hardware or software virualization. I have used partioning for the lack of better word. You should do your own research on virtualization.

    Virtual machine is assigned a virtual IP.I don't see what is concern with IP Pool.

    Finally when SAP is installed in a virtualized environment it is installed using virtual IP (SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME). From your question it looks lilke you probably haven't used that.

    Well you would connect to either the virtual host/IP using port 32xx/36xx using SAPGui so as long as SAP is running and firewall isn't an issue you should be able to connect.



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      Hello Deepa,

      Let me explain with the help of an example. Suppose there is a house with house#123 on street abc.if have to visit this house in a cab I will ask the cab driver to take me to house#123 on street abc. I will Suppose the local officials come with a new naming strategy for the house or the street. So the steet name becomes xyz. That doesn't mean that the house isn't existing any more. It is still there just that its address has changed. So if a hail a cab now I will ask the cab driver to take me to house #123 on street xyz instead of abc as previously and I would still reach the same house.

      This is what you are doing !



  • Sep 25, 2012 at 03:59 PM

    I found this info for you...

    SAP Notes regarding VMware virtualization



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