Implementing SAP R/3 Using Microsoft Cluster Server

Implementing SAP R/3 Using Microsoft Cluster Server

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 167.64 x 218.44 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • IBM Press
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • 0130198471
  • 9780130198471

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Clustering-a Means to an End. What Clustering Provides. Business Data-to Replicate or Not? Disk Sharing. MSCS-Based Solutions. What the User Sees. SAP R/3 Support for Microsoft Clustering. IBM Netfinity Clustering Solutions. 2. Introduction to High Availability. High MTBF. Low MTTR. Windows 2000 Reliability Improvements. 3. SAP R/3 and High Availability. SAP R/3 Architecture. SAP R/3 System Landscape. SAP R/3 Components. Using MSCS with SAP R/. Alternative Approaches to SAP R/3 High Availability. Microsoft Cluster Server and SAP R/. Backup and Recovery. 4. Hardware Configuration and MSCS Planning. Checklist for SAP MSCS Installation. Certification and Validation of Hardware. Hardware Sizing. Disk Layouts. Typical SCSI RAID Controller Configurations. Fibre Channel Configurations. Network Configurations. 5. Installation and Verification. General Overview of the Installation Process. Setting Up Security. Hardware Configuration and Installation. Windows NT Installation. MSCS Pre-Installation Testing. Basic Windows NT Tuning. Microsoft Cluster Server Installation. Service Pack and Post-SP Installation Steps. MSCS Verification. Create the Installation User Account. SAP and DBMS Installation. SAP Verification. DBMS Verification. Backbone Configuration. SAP Cluster Verification. Tuning. Configuring a Remote Shell. Configuration of the SAPOSCOL Destination. 6. Installation Using Oracle. Preliminary Work. Oracle Installation. Installation of the R/3 Setup Tool on Node A. Installation of the R/3 Central Instance on Node A. Install the R3Setup Files for Cluster Conversion. SAP Cluster Conversion. Oracle Cluster Conversion. Completing the Migration to an MSCS. 7. Installation Using DB. The SAP R/3 with DB2 UDB Cluster Configuration Explained. Preliminary Work. DB2 Installation. Install the R3Setup Tool on Node A. Install the Central Instance and Database Instance. DB2 Cluster Conversion. Install R3Setup Files for Cluster Conversion. SAP Cluster Conversion. Complete the Migration to MSCS. 8. Installation Using SQL Server. Preliminary Work. Install SQL Server and SAP R/. Install the R/3 Setup Tool. Install the SAP R/3 Central Instance. Convert the Database to Cluster Operation. Install the Cluster Conversion Tool. SAP Cluster Conversion. Complete The MSCS Migration. Removal of Unused Resources. 9. Backbone Network. Backbone Configuration. Benefits of the Backbone Configuration. 10. Tuning. Advanced Windows NT Tuning. General SAP Tuning. Database Tuning. 11. Verifying the Installation. How to Troubleshoot the System at the End of the Installation. Log Files. Services. Accounts and Users. R3Setup. Appendix A: Special Notices. Appendix B: Related Publications. IBM Redbooks. IBM Redbooks Collections. Related Web Sites. Downloadable Documents. SAPSERV FTP Site. OSS Notes. Knowledge Base Articles. Other Publications. How to Get IBM Redbooks. List Of Abbreviations. Index. IBM Redbooks Evaluation.
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About David Watts

DAVID WATTS is an Advisory Specialist for Netfinity Servers at IBM's ITSO Center in Raleigh. He manages residencies and produces redbooks on hardware and software topics related to IBM Netfinity Servers. He has authored over a dozen publications; his most recent include Netfinity Performance Tuning with Windows NT 4.0, Implementing Netfinity Disk Subsystems and Netfinity Server Management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Queensland (Australia) and has worked for IBM for over 10 years. He is an IBM Professional Server Specialist. He can be contacted via e-mail at dwwatts@us.ibm.com. MAURO GATTI is an Advisory IT Specialist in IBM's Netfinity Presales Technical Support in Italy. He is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer. He is responsible for supporting the main SAP installations on Netfinity servers in Italy. He is part of the IBM SAP Technical Focus Group and the BI Focus Group in EMEA. Before consultant for Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, IBM and other companies. Mauro holds a degree in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics. RALF SCHMIDT-DANNERT is a Senior IT consultant working in IBM's Advanced Technical Support ERP organization. He has seven years of experience in different UNIX flavors as a system programmer and kernel driver developer. The last four years he worked on Windows NT-based ERP solutions with DB2 UDB at IBM Germany, at SAP Walldorf and at IBM US. He was responsible for the port of SAP R/3 with DB2 from AIX to Windows NT and for the technical design of SAP R/3 with DB2 in a Microsoft Cluster Server environment. His areas of expertise include SAP R/3, MSCS, performance analysis in Windows NT and SAP Ready-To-Run R/3 with DB2 UDB. He holds a degree in Computer Science. MATTHEW CALL is the Technical Alliance Manager for SAP in the Netfinity Partners in Development organization within IBM. He has 12 years of experience in IBM including eight years with the T.J. Watson Research Laboratory as a development engineer involved in semiconductor and microelectronics design, prototyping and process formulation. He was also the IBM Global Services project manager for the IBM fixed assets SAP implementation used throughout the company. He currently holds five patents, four of which are associated with mainframe electronic circuit repair and the other is with a prototype of the IBM TrackPoint strain gauge design. He has a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, New York. EDWARD CHARLES is a Senior IT Specialist in IBM Global Services, Network Integration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has over 10 years of experience designing enterprise networks. He holds a BA in Management Information Systems and an MBA. He is certified SAP R/3 consultant on UNIX/Oracle Release 4.x. Edward is also a certified Cisco Network Associate, CNE and MCP. For the past five years he has been consulting and teaching networking for IBM. OLIVIER DE LAMPUGNANI is an IT Specialist working for IBM Global Services in the Service Delivery EMEA West group, located in La Gaude, France, where he is responsible for Windows NT administration outsourcing. He has worked for IBM for four years. His areas of expertise include all Microsoft Windows NT products and Netfinity hardware. Olivier is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. DAVID DARIOUCH is a Systems Engineer in IBM France, where he is an Advisory IT specialist supporting Netfinity technologies and network operating systems implementation on the Netfinity Presales Technical Support team. His area of expertise includes Windows NT-based ERP solutions, Netfinity hardware and software engineering. He is part of the IBM SAP Technical Focus Group in EMEA. David holds an Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the Ecole Speciale de Mecanique et d'Electricite school of engineering in Paris.
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