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The SAP on IBM i Practice is part of IBM Systems Lab Services. The SAP on IBM i Practice team is dedicated to SAP on IBM i with a focus on SAP NetWeaver down through the database, operating system, and hardware virtualization layer. Areas of interest include Basis, performance, backup & recovery, OS security, high availability & disaster recovery, and virtualization. The SAP on IBM i Practice also specializes in SAP-specific services requiring strong IBM i skills such as platform migration, SAP technical upgrades, and implementation services on IBM i.

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The most used SAP on IBM i Services and Workshops are listed here, with links to more detailed descriptions of each one of them. For a general informational brochure on the SAP on IBM i Practice, click here.

For more information about how the SAP on IBM i Practice can help optimize your SAP on IBM i landscape through these services, workshops or a customized engagement, contact Chris Land at clland@us.ibm.com or Michelle Ojielo at chelle@us.ibm.com.

 
SAP on IBM i Services
SAP on IBM i Health Check

The SAP on IBM i Health Check provides useful analysis and recommendations to help you gain greater value and efficiency from your IT investment in SAP on IBM i workloads. The health check also provides information that can be used to make more informed decisions pertaining to your IT infrastructure and SAP on IBM i solution.

The health check seeks to identify: inefficiencies in your SAP solution; specific areas that require further attention; and gaps between your solution and best practices. Included in the health check are recommendations to address the issues and gaps identified.

For the SAP on IBM i Health Check brochure, click here.
For a detailed description of the SAP on IBM i Health Check service, click here.
For a list of focus areas that can be analyzed as part of the SAP on IBM i Health Check, click here.

SAP on IBM i Life Cycle Services

SAP on IBM i Life Cycle Services provides an expert consultant with significant experience in SAP life cycle projects such as upgrades, enhancement package installations, and other SAP life cycle tasks.  Using SAP on IBM i Life Cycle Services enables your project team to most efficiently deliver your next life cycle project.  For many companies, SAP life cycle projects occur infrequently, so in-house staff, which might already be stretched thin, might not readily have experience or skills in these areas.  SAP on IBM i Life Cycle Services provides the skills and experience to effectively plan and efficiently execute your next life cycle project. Enable your IT staff to continue to support your business instead of learning skills that might have a one-time use.

For a detailed description of the SAP on IBM i Life Cycle Services, click here.

SAP on IBM i Performance Assessment and Comparison

An expert consultant assesses the overall performance of your SAP stack, including operating system efficiency, database, and top 'n' query analysis, and the SAP technology layer (SAP Basis).  Performance data is collected by using various operating system and SAP tools.  The performance data is analyzed and recommendations for improving the efficiency of the SAP stack is provided based on that analysis.

Depending on the performance data that is collected, the consultant might also compare utilization and performance metrics between a baseline measurement and an updated SAP on IBM i environment. Updates to the SAP on IBM i environment could include hardware, operating system, or application upgrades.

For a detailed description of the SAP on IBM i Performance Assessment and Comparison, click here.

SAP on IBM i Readiness and Landscape Review

Maintain SAP landscape currency to take advantage and benefit from the latest SAP NetWeaver technology.  Keeping your landscape current can reduce maintenance and disruptions due to maintenance, increase resiliency, avoid support gaps (due to SAP dropping support of key elements of your SAP infrastructure), and potentially improve performance.

The SAP on IBM i Readiness and Landscape Review provides a custom analysis of your SAP systems and landscape. It focuses on areas where significant NetWeaver technology changes are often introduced by SAP, including areas routinely neglected by SAP administrators.  The review provides recommendations for best practices to achieve better efficiency in maintaining your SAP landscape and leveraging resources.

For a detailed description of the SAP on IBM i Readiness and Landscape Review, click here.

SAP on IBM i Sizing and Architecture Services

For an SAP project, sizing hardware resources and designing the SAP system landscape architecture is a complicated process and a critical component to a successful project.  An expert consultant helps you understand how to quantify the current and projected load on your SAP system and how to identify those factors that can significantly change the load.  In addition to implementing a new SAP solution, many activities can impact the resource utilization and requirements in your existing SAP environment necessitating a new sizing.  Examples include an SAP upgrade (including Enhancement Package installations), hardware upgrade, activating more functions, or simply normal data growth over time.

For more details of SAP on IBM i Sizing Services, click here.
For information on HANA on Power sizing services, contact Michelle Ojielo at chelle@us.ibm.com.

SAP on IBM i Architecture and Implementation Services

SAP on IBM i Architecture and Implementation Services provides expert consulting to design the most effective SAP landscape to meet your IT and business needs. The architecture design takes into consideration SAP on IBM i best practices, hardware, operating system features, and the design points and goals set by your organization. After the architecture is complete, the SAP systems that makeup the landscape are rapidly installed and configured. Education and knowledge transfer is delivered at appropriate times during the implementation so that your staff can provide support of the SAP environment.

For more information on SAP on IBM i Architecture and Implementation Services, contact IBM Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

SAP on IBM i Disaster Recovery, High Availability, and Db2Mirror for i Services

Here we provide experts to help you understand your HA/DR requirements and implement the right HA Solution for your SAP environment. We can suggest PowerHA and IASPs, or Db2Mirror, or a combination of these solutions. In addition, we can include SAP's application level HA capabilities. It is possible to integrate Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions with any of the mentioned HA options.

For more information on SAP on IBM i Disaster Recovery, High Availability, and Db2Mirror Services, contact IBM Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

SAP on IBM i Workshops
SAP on IBM i Jump Start - A Foundation for running SAP Workloads on IBM i

In this workshop, you gain an understanding of how the IBM i and SAP architectures fit together to provide the optimal platform for SAP workloads.  Explore aspects of IBM i administration as it relates to SAP workloads and learn many of the basic tasks for administering SAP workloads running on IBM i and DB2 for IBM i.

This workshop is offered on demand as a private workshop.  An experienced SAP on IBM i consultant delivers the education and knowledge transfer at your location.  This workshop includes a hands-on lab.

For a list of topics included in this workshop, click here.

SAP on IBM i Administration

In this workshop, you learn the essentials for administering SAP workloads running on IBM i and DB2 for IBM i.  This workshop focuses on those areas of SAP NetWeaver administration (Basis) that are specific to IBM i and DB2 for IBM i.  Some examples include kernel administration, save and restore operations, and performance analysis.

This workshop is offered on demand as a private workshop.  An experienced SAP on IBM i consultant delivers the education and knowledge transfer at your location.  This workshop includes a hands-on lab.

For a detailed description of the workshop and the agenda, click here.

SAP on DB2 for IBM i Optimization

In this workshop, you learn a methodology for tuning DB2 for IBM i Structured Query Language (SQL) data access and query processing for optimum performance in an SAP environment.  Explore the science and art behind the DB2 for IBM i query optimizer and how it relates to database and application performance and learn the methods and strategies used by the database engine to run SQL queries.  There is an opportunity to discuss and use the various database performance parameters and both IBM i and SAP tools to help database performance monitoring, analysis and tuning.

This workshop is offered on demand as a private workshop.  An experienced SAP on IBM i consultant delivers the education and knowledge transfer at your location.  This workshop includes a hands-on lab.

For a detailed description of the SAP on DB2 for IBM i Optimization Workshop and the agenda, click here.

SAP on IBM i Newsletter

The SAP on IBM i Newsletter is one avenue to help us stay in contact with our SAP on IBM i community, providing both helpful and interesting information.  We often hear from our SAP on IBM i customers that they are not aware of the resources and events that are available for the SAP on IBM i community.  The newsletter is a way for us to communicate information specific to the SAP on IBM i community.

To be added to the newsletter distribution list, send an email to Michelle Ojielo at chelle@us.ibm.com.
If you would like to download previous newsletters, you can download them at this URL:  https://ibm.box.com/saponi-newsletter

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30 July 2020

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