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High Availability Solutions for SAP on VMware

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ProductWindowsLinux

Application

Monitoring

Enqueue

Replication

vMotion

Compatibility

Recovery

Behavior

VMware
HA

XX--XRestart of OS on OS and hardware failure.

VMware
FT

XX--(1)XCan be combined with VMware HA. Immediate recovery on hardware failure, no recovery on OS and application failure.

Symantec
ApplicationHA

XXX-(1)XCan be combined with VMware HA and FT. Restart of application and / or OS on application failure.

SIOS
vAppKeeper

-XX-XCan be combined with VMware HA and FT. Restart of application and / or OS on application failure.

Neverfail
vAppHA

Symantec
VCS

XXXXX(6)

Can be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

SIOS
LifeKeeper

-XXXX(2)

Can be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

Red Hat
Cluster Suite

-XXXXCan be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

SUSE
SLES HAe

-XXXXCan be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

Microsoft
WSFC

X-XX-(3)

Can be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

NEC
ExpressCluster
X(4)XXXX(5)

Can be combined with VMware HA. Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

HP
Serviceguard
-XXX-Switchover of application on application, OS and hardware failure.

1 Enqueue table resiliency with VMware Fault Tolerance

  • enqueue table is protected against hardware failure
  • enqueue table is not protected against OS failure
  • with Enqueue Replication instance on the same OS, enqueue table is protected against enqueue server failure

2 Only applicable when disabling SCSI reservations

3 For details, see VMware KB 1037959

4 Windows not SAP certified

5 Only applicable when using data-mirror type or shared disk type based on NAS storage

6 Only applicable with certain versions, see details

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