Reference Architecture for Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series Solution for SAP HANAReference Architecture

8 Jul 2018
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This document describes the reference architecture for the SAP® HANA® tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) from SAP SE used on the Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series family of SAN storage systems. The document provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing SAP HANA installation using Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series storage products through a Fibre Channel SAN-attached network and Lenovo servers. Lenovo and SAP SE worked together on the architectural vision and joint effort to create an architecture for use with the SAP HANA database.

The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants who assist in the planning, design and implementation of an SAP HANA TDI solution based on Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series storage which allows the SAP customer to use external storage to attach to the SAP HANA compute server.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Business problem and business value
3. Requirements
4. Architectural overview
5. Component model
6. Operational model
7. Deployment considerations
8. Appendix: Lenovo Bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the July 8 update:

  • Updates to sizing, component model, bill of material and the overview

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