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SAP on IBM INxHY (zBX Integrated Hypervisor for IBM System x Blades)


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 INxHY

For a list of SAP Notes that are related to the use of SAP applications with INxHY, see SAP Notes for Windows in Virtual Environments and SAP Notes for Linux in Virtual Environments.

Supported SAP Applications

SAP supports almost all its applications on the supported stack of virtualization solution, operating system and database.
For exceptions and specific configuration requirements for your SAP application, check section 2 of SAP Note 1492000.

As of August 2014, the General Support Statement for Virtual Environments applies for all SAP applications and components except the following:

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

Supported Guest Operating Systems by SAP

For IBM's support information on supported hardware, hypervisor, guest OS and database versions, check SAP Note 1650076.

For the Windows guest operating system, check additionally the prerequisites and supported guest OS versions listed in SAP Note 1409608.

Supported Databases

The table below provides a short overview on supported databases with INxHY; see also SAP Note 1650076.

IBM DB2 LUWsupported (*1)
MaxDB, livecachesupported (*1)
Microsoft SQL Servernot supported
Oracle Databasenot supported
Hananot supported
Sybase ASEsupported (*1)

(*1) for support details, see SAP Note 1650076.

Further Information About InxHY

For information related to the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), see

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