FlexPod Datacenter for SAP solution with Cisco ACI, Cisco UCS Manager 4.0, and NetApp AFF A–Series - Design
Pramod Ramamurthy, Cisco
Marco Schoen, NetApp
This document describes Cisco ACI integrated FlexPod solution as a validated approach for deploying SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) environments. This validated design provides guidelines and a framework for implementing SAP HANA with best practices from Cisco and NetApp.
The recommended solution architecture is built on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) using a unified software release to support Cisco UCS hardware platforms that include the following components:
Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers and Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers configurable with the Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory Module (DCPMM) option
Cisco UCS 6400 series Fabric Interconnects
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Leaf and Spine switches
NetApp All Flash series storage arrays
Additionally, this document provides validations for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP HANA.