SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration

SAP HANA tailored data center integration offers you more openness and freedom of choice to configure the layer for SAP HANA depending on your existing data center layout.

In addition to SAP HANA as standardized and highly optimized appliance, you can use the tailored data center integration approach, which is more open and flexible, to run SAP HANA in datacenters. This option enables a reduction in hardware and operational costs through the reuse of existing hardware components and operational processes.

Roles and Responsibilities

With the appliance model SAP distributes all support requests regarding any component of SAP HANA to the correct part of the support organization. With tailored data center integration the customer is responsible for defining support agreements with the various partners and organizing all aspects of support.

Service and Support

Customers should work with their hardware partners to ensure hardware support requirements are being fulfilled.

A supportability tool called the SAP HANA HW Configuration Check Tool is provided by SAP, which allows you to check if the hardware is optimally configured to meet the requirements of SAP HANA. For more information see the SAP HANA Administration Guide.

Installation

A number of requirements have to be fulfilled before proceeding with installation of SAP HANA tailored data center integration.

  • The server must be certified and is listed in the hardware directory.

  • All storage devices must have successfully passed the hardware certification for SAP HANA.

  • The exam “SAP Certified Technology Specialist – SAP HANA Installation” (E_HANAINS) needs to be needs to be successfully passed for a person to perform SAP HANA software installations.
    • SAP HANA hardware partners and their employees do not need this certificate.
    • Companies, or their employees, who are sub-contractors of hardware partners must be certified to perform SAP HANA software installations.

Change Management

  • Updating and patching the Operating System

    With tailored data center integration the customer is responsible for updating and patching the Operating System.

  • Updating and patching the SAP HANA Software

    With tailored data center integration the customer is responsible for installing, updating, and patching the SAP HANA software.