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FlexPod Datacenter for SAP solution with Cisco UCS Manager 4.0 and NetApp AFF A–Series - Design

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Pramod Ramamurthy, Cisco
Marco Schoen, NetApp

This document describes the Cisco and NetApp FlexPod solution, which is 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.

FlexPod is a leading integrated infrastructure that supports a broad range of enterprise workloads and use cases. This solution allows you to quickly and reliably deploy SAP HANA with a model of a tailored datacenter integration mode.

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 Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory Module (DCPMM) option

  • Cisco UCS 6300 series Fabric Interconnects

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches

  • NetApp All Flash series storage arrays

In addition, this document provides validations for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP HANA.