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SAP solutions on IBM i



The SAP and IBM development teams collaborate to deliver SAP solutions on IBM i, doing so for the past 25 years.
Topical information, upcoming events, useful web links, and helpful contacts are included in the following content.


The next SAP on IBM i webcast will be 2 December 2021, the agenda and registration site will be available soon. The most recent webcast was held 15 September 2021, discussing the Power10 announcement and a review of IBM i 7.3 and 7.4 features of interest to those clients that use SAP on IBM i. Webcast replays and charts are available.
 The latest technical blog entry from the SAP on IBM i development team was published on 30 September 2021. It discusses the release of Red Hat Ansible automation collections for SAP on IBM i. All past SAP on IBM i blog entries can be found at the SAP on IBM i Community site.
The latest SAP on IBM i Newsletter from the SAP on IBM i Lab Services team is dated October 2021.  It discusses the Power10 announcement and also information about online backups of IFS objects with BRMS.
Focus Areas
Lab Services Consulting
An SAP on IBM i practice exists within IBM Systems Lab Services.  This Lab Services team helps clients optimize their SAP on IBM i infrastructure by providing expert consulting, education, and service directed at the software layers between IBM i (including Db2 for i) and SAP NetWeaver.  Follow this link for more information about the SAP on IBM i Health Check and other services from the SAP on IBM i Lab Services team. Power Systems HW purchases often include vouchers that can be used for Lab Services consulting. Contact your IBM representative or Business Partner to find out what vouchers you might already have.

Sizing and Workload analysis
For assistance with SAP on IBM i sizings, contact Michelle Ojielo by email at  The sizing process is used project your future hardware needs or to estimate whether your current hardware is sufficient to handle transitions between SAP release levels.

SAP on IBM i Newsletter
The SAP on IBM i Lab Services team distributes a short newsletter by email approximately once per quarter.  The newsletter offers hints, tips, and items of general interest to anyone running SAP on the IBM i platform.  Current and past newsletters are available at this newsletter archive site. To receive newsletters by email as they are released, email a request to
Several IBM offerings are available that can help to reduce the cost of SAP solutions. IBM i Solution Editions are usable in smaller SAP environments. Power Systems Capacity BackUp(CBU) offerings can be used for HA/DR solutions and IBM i Application Server operating system licensing can also be an option.  Talk to your Business Partner or IBM representative to see which of these offerings might be helpful to reduce costs within your landscape.
Companies have successfully run SAP on IBM i for many years, including these most recent references. If your company would like to be a reference for SAP on IBM i, contact the IBM Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions at
Online Resources
For questions about this document or for general information about SAP on IBM i, email  

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Modified date:
12 October 2021