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SAP on Microsoft Hyper-V

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For a general overview on the support of SAP Applications, Operating Systems, and Databases in Virtual and Private Cloud Environments, see also Support of SAP Applications, Operating Systems, and Databases in Virtual and Private Cloud Environments.

SAP Notes Related to Hyper-V

For a list of SAP Notes that are related to the use of SAP applications on Windows with Hyper-V, see SAP Notes for Windows in Virtual Environments.

Supported SAP Applications

With the General Support Statement for Virtual Environments (SAP Note 1492000), SAP supports almost all its applications on a proven stack of virtualization solution, operating system and database.

Therefore all SAP applications - except the following - are supported on the stack of Microsoft Hyper-V, guest OS and database versions listed on this page:

  • BWA
  • SAP HANA and SAP HANA-related applications
  • SAP ITS 6.20

Supported Guest Operating Systems by SAP

The table below provides a short overview on supported guest operating systems. For prerequisites and configuration details for support, check SAP Note 1409608.

                    Hypervisor
Guest OS
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2008 (R2)
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2012
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2003supportednot supportednot supported
Windows Server 2008supportedsupportedsupported
Windows Server 2008 R2supportedsupportedsupported
Windows Server 2012supportedsupportedsupported
Windows Server 2012 R2not supportedsupportedsupported
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)not supportednot supportednot supported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)not supportednot supportednot supported

Supported Databases

The table below provides a short overview on supported databases. For detailed information on support of your database product, check the relevant SAP Notes listed below.

SAP HANAnot supportednot supported (*3not supported (*3)

                      Hypervisor
Database
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2008 (R2)
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2012
Hyper-V Windows
Server 2012 R2
IBM DB2supported cond. (*1)supported cond. (*1)supported cond. (*1)
MaxDB, livecachesupported (*2)supported (*2)supported (*2)
Microsoft SQL Serversupportedsupportedsupported
Oracle Databasenot supportedsupported (*3)supported (*3)
SAP ASEsupported (*4)supported (*4)supported (*4)
SAP HANAnot supportednot supported (*5)not supported (*5)

(*1) only for specified DB, Hyper-V and guest OS versions listed in SAP Note 1130801 and http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/im/DB2+Virtualization+Support
(*2) see SAP Note 1142243

(*3) only for specified DB, Hyper-V and guest OS versions listed in SAP Note 1329848

(*4) released as of SAP ASE version 15.7; see SAP Note 1706801

(*5) for support information of HANA in virtualized environments, see http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-60329

Hyper-V Documents regarding SAP Products

For further documentation that is related to the operation of SAP software with Hyper-V, see Documentation Related to SAP on Hyper-V.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions for the operation on SAP applications with Hyper-V, check Frequently Asked Questions: Hyper-V.