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What is the advisable system requirement for SAP B1, currently we are having problem extracting the whole G/L per year. The workstation will encounter insufficient memory then crashes once we export the result to excel.

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Introduction

SAP Business One Best Practice System Setup and Sizing

Recommendations

The following section giv es best-practice recommendations for the setup of  servers, clients, and networks.

The estimates are given for a standard SAP Business One system using all modules, but no add-ons in a

non-hosted environment.

Server

The following server setup is recommended as a starting point for SAP Business One.

Component Best-Practice Recommendation

Processor x  1-10 Users: 1 x Intel Pentium D/Xeon, 2 GHz/ 1 MB

x  11-20 Users: 1 to 2 x Intel Pentium D/Xeon, 2 - 3 GHz/ 2 MB

x  21-30 Users: 2 to 4 x Intel Xeon, 3 GHz/ 2 MB

Hard disk x  1-10 Users: 2 GB for application and 10 GB f or database

x  11-20 Users: 2 GB for application and 20 GB for database

x  21-30 Users: 2 GB for application and 30 GB for database

Memory x  1-10 Users: 1-2 GB

x  11-20 Users: 2-3 GB

x  21-30 Users: 3-4 GB

Drive CD/DVD ROM

Display 1024 x 768 with 24Bit  color

RAID Support RAID-1 (Mirrored). This will require that there be an additional hard

disk of equal size to the main disk for full system backup.

Table 5: Rec ommendations for server setup

Client

The following client  setup is recommended as a starting point for SAP  Business One.

Component Best-Practice Recommendation

Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2 GHz (or equivalent)

Hard disk 1 GB of free hard disk space

Memory 1 GB

Driv e 24x CD ROM

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SAP Business One Best Practice System Setup and Sizing

Case Studies

The following section describes real-live examples of system configurations as suggested by SAP partners.

The cases include “average” systems with 10 to 20 users,  which addresses a large majority of currently

installed SAP Business One systems.

Please note that the c ase studies below are examples prov ided by two hardware providers. There are other

hardware prov iders offering systems f or SAP Business One. Please review the

SAP PartnerEdge P2P

Network How-to Guide

in order to find out how to search for partners (login required).

Direct link:

http://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700000888802007E.pdf

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Hewlett-Packard

This section includes recommendations from Hewlett-Packard (HP) f or two types of SAP Business One

systems. First, there are “small” systems with 10 to 20 users. Then, there are “large systems” with over 20

users.

1 to 20 users – Small solution with RAID 1

The following is a setup for a SAP Business One server suggested by Hewlett-Packard (HP). It is considered

a “small” system for 1 to 20 users. Howev er, the setup includes the integration of RAID 1 data security.

Server

ProLiant ML370G4 Tower; 1 * Xeon DP 3.2 GHz / 1 MB

Memory

2 GB

2 x 36,4 GB RAID 1 intern OP-System, SAP- u. DbExe, Page File

and Logs

Hard disk

2 x 72,8 GB RAID 1 intern SAP Data

Quantity Description

1 ML370 Serv er with 1x 3.2 GHz Xeon CPU, 2 GB SDRAM PC2-3200, 1 MB  Cache

1 2 GB PC2-3200 ECC DDR2-400 SDRAM DIMM (2x 1 GB)

1 16x DVD-ROM Drive

1 HP Smart Array 642 Controller (2 Channel, 64 MB Cache)

2 36.4 GB Ultra320 SCSI Universal HD (15.000 RPM)

2 72.8 GB Ultra320 SCSI Universal HD (10.000 RPM)

1 HP StorageWorks DLT VS80i internal drive

Table 7: Recommendations for small server by HP

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HP suggests the following client configuration for SAP Business One.

Quantity Description

1 HP Compaq dc5100 SFF Intel Pentium  4 530, 3.0Ghz, i915GV

2 512MB PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) DIMM

1 80GB/7200/SATA HDD

1 DVD/CD-RW XPP

1 MS Windows XP

Table 8: Recommendations for client by HP

Over 20 users – Large solution with RAID 1

The following is a setup for a SAP Business One server suggested by Hewlett-Packard (HP). It is considered

a “medium to large” system f or more than 20 users. The setup includes the integration of RAID 1 data

security.

Server

ProLiant ML370G3 Tower; 2 * Xeon DP 3.2 GHz / 2 MB

Memory

4 GB

2 x 36.4 GB RAID 1 intern OP-System, SAP- u. DbExe, Page File

Hard disk

2 x 36.4 GB RAID 1 intern Logs

2 x 72.8 GB RAID 1 intern SAP Data

Quantity Description

1 ML370 Serv er with 1x 3.2 GHz Xeon CPU, 1 GB SDRAM PC2-3200, 2 MB  Cache

1 HP ProLiant Intel Xeon DP 3.2 GHz, 2 MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB

1 2 GB PC2-3200 ECC DDR2-400 SDRAM DIMM (2x 1 GB)

1 1 GB PC2-3200 ECC DDR2-400 SDRAM DIMM (2x 512 MB)

1 HP Smart Array 6402/128 Controller (Ultra 320, 2 Channel, 128 MB Cac he)

4 36.4 GB Ultra320 SCSI Universal HD (15.000 RPM)

2 72.8 GB Ultra320 SCSI Universal HD (10.000 RPM)

1 HP NC7170 Dual Port PCI-X 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter

1 HP StorageWorks DLT VS80i internal drive

1 HP Hot Plug backup cooler

1 HP Hot Plug backup power unit

1 16x DVD-ROM Drive

Table 9: Recommendations for “medium to large” server by HP

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HP suggests the following client configuration for SAP Business One.

Quantity Description

1 HP Compaq dc5100 SFF Intel Pentium 4 530, 3.0Ghz, i915GV

2 512MB PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) DIMM

1 80GB/7200/SATA HDD

1 DVD/CD-RW XPP

1 MS Windows XP

Table 10: Recommendations for client by HP

IBM

In the f ollowing section, two cases with recommendations by IBM are described. First, we list the SAP

Business One system setup suggested by IBM for a system  with 1 to 15 users and DDS tape driv e data

security. Then, we provided IBM’s recommendations f or a larger system with ov er 15 users. Additional

information on IBM systems can be found at

http://www.developer.ibm.com/servers/sizing/portal/results.jsp

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1 to 15 Users – “Immediate” and “Growth” solution with DDS tape drive

In the f ollowing case, we list the SAP Business One system  setup suggested by IBM for a system with 1 to

15 users and a DDS tape drive data security as “Immediate solution”.

Server

IBM x3200-4362/22x

Memory

1.5 GB

Hard disk

30 GB

Quantity Description

1 IBM x3200-4362/22x Server with 1x 2.8 GHz Pentium D CPU, 1.5 GB DDR, 1 MB

L2

3 512 MB PC2-4200 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

2 30 GB S-ATA Hot-swap Gb/3 HDD (15,000 RPM)

1 IBM Ultra 320 SCSI Controller 2

1 IBM 36/72 GB DDS Gen5 Internal Tape Drive – SCSI

1 MS Windows Server 2003

Table 11: Recommendations for s mall “immediate” solution by IBM

Note that the abov e is IBM’s suggested “Immediate Solution”. There is an alternativ e “Growth Solution” with

the following specifications. The “Growth Solution” assumes a 50% growth in workload.

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Server

IBM x3200-4362/42x

Memory

2 GB

Hard disk

80 GB

Quantity Description

1 IBM x3200-4362/42x Server with 1x 1.87 GHz Xeon DC CPU, 2 GB DDR, 2 MB L2

4 512 MB PC2-4200 ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

2 80 GB S-ATA Hot-swap Gb/3 HDD (15,000 RPM)

1 IBM Ultra 320 SCSI Controller 2

1 IBM 36/72 GB DDS Gen5 Internal Tape Drive - SCSI

1 MS Windows Server 2003

Table 12: Recommendations for s mall “growth” solution by IBM

IBM  suggests the f ollowing client  workstation for both solutions.

Quantity Description

1 IBM Intellistation M Pro 6218 with Intel Pentium 4 EM64T 3.0 GHz/300 MHz , 2MB

L2

2 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

1 80 GB 7.2k S-ATA

1 DVD/CD-RW 48x-32x-16x

1 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280

1 MS Windows XP Professional  Preloaded

Table 13: Recommendations for client by IBM

Over 15 Users – “Immediate” and “Growth” solution with DDS tape drive

In the f ollowing case, we list the SAP Business One system setup suggested by IBM for a system with over

15 users and RAID 1 or DDS tape drive data security as “Immediate solution”.

Server

IBM x3400-7975/C4x

Memory

4 GB

Hard disk

30 GB (2 x 30 GB with RAID 1)

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Quantity Description

1 IBM x3400-7975/C4x Server with 1 x 1.8 GHz Xeon QC CPU, 4 GB DDR, 8 MB L2

4 1 GB PC2-5300 ECC DDR2 CL5 SDRAM DIMM

2 30 GB SATA Hot-swap Gb/3 HDD (15,000 RPM)

1 IBM Ultra 320 SCSI Controller 2

1 IBM 36/72 GB DDS Gen5 Internal Tape Drive – SCSI (if tape backup)

1 MS Windows Server 2003

Table 14: Recommendations for large  “immediate” solution by IBM

Note that the abov e is IBM’s suggested “Immediate Solution”. There is an alternativ e “Growth Solution” with

the following specifications. The “Growth Solution” assumes a 50% growth in workload

Server

IBM x3400-7975/C4x

Memory

6 GB

Hard disk

80 GB (2 x 80 GB with RAID 1)

Quantity Description

1 IBM x3400-7975/C4x Server with 1 x 1.8 GHz Xeon QC CPU, 4 GB DDR, 8 MB L2

3 2 GB PC2-5300 ECC DDR2 CL5 SDRAM DIMM

2 80 GB SATA Hot-swap Gb/3 HDD (15,000 RPM)

1 IBM Ultra 320 SCSI Controller 2

1 IBM 36/72 GB DDS Gen5 Internal Tape Drive – SCSI (if tape backup)

1 MS Windows Server 2003

Table 15: Recommendations for large  “growth” solution by IBM

IBM  suggests the f ollowing client  workstation for both solutions.

Quantity Description

1 IBM Intellistation M Pro 6218 with Intel Pentium 4 EM64T 3.0 GHz/300 MHz , 2MB L2

2 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM DIMM

1 80 GB 7.2k S-ATA

1 DVD/CD-RW 48x-32x-16x

1 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280

1 MS Windows XP Professional  Preloaded

Table 16: Recommendations for client by IBM

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SAP Business One Best Practice System Setup and Sizing

Summary

The objective of the “SAP Business One Best-Practice System Setup and Sizing” document is to provide

SAP Business One implementation partners with guidance on how to best setup and c onfigure the system

landscape for an SAP Business One implementation.

Additional information can be found in the SAP Channel Partner Portal. For more inf ormation, please go to

http://channel.sap.com

or contact your local channel manager.

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- Make sure that SQL server uses more than 2 GB.

- In SQL 2000, you need apply a hot fix so that it can use more than 4 GB.

x  SQL 2005 Standard Edition uses the memory supported by MS Windows. The AWE function is a

chec k box, instead of a query like in SQL 2000.

(c) Disk arrays

x

It is important that the MDF files of the database are in a RAID 5 or RAID 10 with SCSI or SATA disc

at 15,000 RPM.

x  For the ldf files, RAID 1 or a separate disc than for the mdf file is recommended!

x  Temporary database should be in another RAID 1 or on a separate disc.

x  Increase the percent size of temporary database to increase the response time in large reports and

processes.

(d)  When performance issues are related to a specific process and the above recommendations do not

result in desired improvements, SQL Profiler should be run and queries of the specific process should be

analyzed. Then run a query optimizer or tuning in MSSQL 2005, e.g. to fix bad index tables.

Regards

Kennedy

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