Implementing Sap R/3 Using Microsoft Cluster Server

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9780130198471: Implementing Sap R/3 Using Microsoft Cluster Server
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The complete, expert guide to running SAP R/3 on Microsoft Cluster Server.


* For companies running IBM Netfinity Servers and Windows NT Server/Windows 2000
* Describes how to implement a fault-tolerant SAP R/3 configuration
* Covers integration of the three major databases: Oracle, IBM DB2 UDB, and Microsoft SQL Server
* Discusses certification, hardware sizing, disk layout, network configuration, and performance tuning
* Includes information on Windows 2000
* Provides step-by-step installation instructions including worksheets to complete
* Step-by-step coverage of installing SAP R/3, Microsoft Cluster Server, and Oracle, DB2 UDB, or Microsoft SQL Server
* Complete hardware coverage: hardware certification, server sizing, disk layout, network configuration, and more
* Verification and troubleshooting: practical advice and hands-on techniques

For thousands of companies, one application is more business critical than any other: SAP R/3. In this book, a team of IBM's top support professionals shows exactly how to maximize the availability and performance of SAP R/3 systems running on Microsoft Cluster Server on IBM's powerful Netfinity servers.

You'll find thorough coverage of the entire system lifecycle: planning, implementation, tuning, and maintenance. The book contains an invaluable step-by-step walkthrough of installation and configuration on Netfinity servers, including specific techniques for integrating three leading databases: Oracle, DB2 UDB, and SQL Server.

The book presents detailed hardware coverage, including server sizing, disk layout, backbone network configuration, and more. IBM's experts offer detailed, never-before-published techniques for verifying an installation-as well as tips for troubleshooting and problem resolution. If you're involved in planning or installing SAP R/3 and Microsoft Cluster Server on IBM Netfinity servers, you'll find this book an invaluable resource. Sharing Technical Expertise from Around the World

This book and other IBM Redbooks are products of IBM's International Technical Support Organization, where worldwide specialists work alongside you to harness IBM technologies. IBM Redbooks make the answers to your most pressing technical questions easily and immediately accessible.

For more information: redbooks.ibm

About the Author:

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.

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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