Virtualized SAP Performance with VMware vSphere 4
Jun 4, 2009
This paper demonstrates that vSphere supports virtualized SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software with excellent performance and scalability. By supporting physical CPU features such as large pages, AMD Rapid Virtualization Indexing, and Intel Extended Page Tables, vSphere exhibits low overhead when running SAP with even its most MMU-intensive memory models. This paper includes results of several experiments using vSphere and SAP software with both the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SUSE Linux 10.2 operating systems as well as best practice recommendations based on these experiments.