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SAP on Microsoft Azure

With Microsoft Azure cloud, you can run SAP applications in an "Infrastructure as a Service" environment, which is part of a public cloud offering. Microsoft and SAP collaborate in support of specified SAP applications in a selected matrix of VM instance types, operating system and database versions.

For more information on the prerequisites for the operation of your SAP applications in a public cloud (IaaS) environment, check Support of SAP Applications, Operating Systems, and Databases in Public Cloud (IaaS) Environments.

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SAP Notes Related to Microsoft Azure

For a list of SAP Notes that are related to the use of SAP applications on Windows with Microsoft Azure, see SAP Notes for Windows in Public Cloud (IaaS) Environments.

Supported SAP Applications

With Microsoft Azure, SAP supports all applications that are listed in SAP Note 1928533.

These are specified versions of:

  • Applications running on Application Server(s) ABAP and/or Java as part of SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation on NetWeaver (BPCNW)
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (SAP BI): see also SAP Note 2145537
  • TREX
  • SAP Content Server

Supported VM Instance Types

With Microsoft Azure, SAP supports its applications only on the VM types that are listed in SAP Note 1928533.

Supported Guest Operating Systems by SAP

The table below provides a short overview on supported guest operating systems. For detailed information on your SAP product, check the Product Availability Matrix and SAP Note 1928533.

                    SAP Application
Guest OS
Applications based on
SAP NetWeaver AS, BPCNW, TREX
SAP BI
Windows Server 2003not supported
Windows Server 2008not supported
Windows Server 2008 R2supportedsupported (*1)
Windows Server 2012supportedsupported (*1)
Windows Server 2012 R2supportedsupported (*1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)supported (*2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12supported (*3)

(*1) for versions and constraints, see SAP Note 2145537

(*2) currently only applications based on SAP NetWeaver AS with RHEL 7, see SAP Note 1928533

(*3) currently only applications based on SAP NetWeaver AS with SLES 12, see SAP Note 1928533

Supported Databases

The table below provides a short overview on supported databases. For detailed information on your SAP product, check the Product Availability Matrix and SAP Note 1928533.

                    SAP Application
Database
Applications based on
SAP NetWeaver AS, BPCNW, TREX
SAP BI
IBM DB2supported (*1)supported (*7)
MaxDB, liveCachesupported (*2)supported (*7)
Microsoft SQL Serversupported (*3)supported (*7)
Oracle Databasesupported (*4)supported (*7)
SAP ASEsupported (*5)supported (*7)
SAP HANAsupported cond. (*6)

(*1) only for specified IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows versions, see SAP Note 1928533

(*2) only for specified MaxDB and liveCache versions, see SAP Note 1928533

(*3) released as of MS SQL Server 2008 R2 or higher, see SAP Note 1928533. Please consider the new Microsoft SQL Server Use Terms as outlined in SAP Note 2139358.

(*4) only for specified Oracle Database and guest OS versions, see SAP Note 2039619

(*5) released as of SAP ASE 16.0 PL02 or higher, see SAP Note 1928533

(*6) for HANA support with Microsoft Azure, see SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure S Series

(*7) for more information, see SAP Note 2145537

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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