HP Itanium Redhat and Oracle

chandru :) ch4ndru at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 04:51:41 MET 2013


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Hello,

>Oracle release following 11g won't be released on IA64.
Well this is not the case atleast for HP-UX. For HP-UX, oracle 12c will be
released

Check the attached SAP note containing the relevant oracle press release

Regards,
Chandru
On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Pierre-Stéphane Baton <ps.baton at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> The Oracle decision to stop further developments on Intel IA64 (Windows
> first, then HP-UX & Linux) has a major impact for a lot of SAP customers.
>
> If you are running SAP instances on Oracle & RHEL with IA64 hardware, you
> have two good reasons to move to a different hardware:
>
> - Oracle release following 11g won't be released on IA64.
> - RHEL6 has not been released for IA64.
>
> So, if you want to continue to work with the broad Unix world, I would
> recommend one of those solutions:
>
> - RHEL running on x86_64 with Oracle if you don't want to change the
> database.
> - RHEL running on x86_64 with another database (DB2 or Sybase if you have
> SAP Business Suite 7i2010 on SAP NetWeaver 7.02 (SAP ERP 6.05) ). Switching
> to another database could decrease the TCO of your solution, with "free"
> data compression, etc.
> - AIX & DB2 could be another robust solution, with a higher TCO.
> - If you are an Oracle fan, you should consider to switch to Solaris
> (SPARC or x86_64) & Oracle.
>
> Just have a look to the attached SAP NetWeaver PAM.
>
> Personally, as a migration (heterogeneous) is an heavy process, I would
> switch to a solution valid for the next 6 years, RHEL & Sybase (if you
> are eligible) could be really interesting with a low TCO.
>
> The Sybase support note:
>
> 1554717 - SYB: Planning information for SAP on Sybase ASE<http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1554717>
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Pierre-Stéphane Baton
> www.flexso.com
>
>
>
>
> 2013/11/8 Anhalt, Ulrich - bhn <Anhalt.Ulrich at bhn-services.com>
>
> Hi,
>>
>> we already changed our BW and CRM environment from HP IA64 11.23/Oracle
>> 11g to Linux RedHat X86 64/Oracle 11g. We used the standard
>> heterogeneous system copy without remarkable problems. The result is
>> lower costs and better performance.
>>
>> The ERP change will take place next year. One thing you might think
>> about, is the support. Best if everything is in one hand and that's
>> maybe not so easy with Linux.
>>
>> In my view it's a 'good' time to change the database too but not
>> everything in one step. I think Oracle is a very good database and
>> always worked for us but it's horrible expensive. That's why every few
>> months the suits appear. The best alternative in this case might be
>> Sybase but as administrator it's not really easy to set aside many years
>> of oracle experience.
>>
>> Ulli
>>
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>> On Thu, 2013-11-07 at 12:12 +0000, Pierre, Anthony wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We currently have  the following configuration for running SAP in
>> > house
>> >
>> > (IA = HP Itanium 64bit )
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >    ECC6.0 environment
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 1.      Hardware – IA64bit
>> >
>> > 2.      Database version – Oracle 10g
>> >
>> > 3.      ABAP version - ERP 6.0  EHP4
>> >
>> > 4.      Red Hat Linux EL5
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >    Netweaver (BW/BI) environment
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 1.      Hardware – IA64 bit
>> >
>> > 2.      Database version – Oracle 10g
>> >
>> > 3.      ABAP version – Netweaver 7.0 EHP1
>> >
>> > 4.      Red Hat Linux EL5
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Our investigations have revealed that SAP will not be
>> > certifying/upgrading  Oracle 11g and above on HP IA platform for Red
>> > Hat Linux just for  HP-UX.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Questions:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 1.      Are there any companies with a similar configuration as we
>> > have above?
>> >
>> > 2.      If so, what are the decisions you are making with respect to
>> > upgrading?  - We have just under two (2) years before our upgrade
>> > cycle?
>> >
>> > 3.      If considering or if you have made the transition to Inter
>> > X86-64bit , how was that transition?
>> >
>> > 4.      Is it a good time to consider moving to an alternate database
>> > as well?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> > Anthony E. Pierre
>> >
>> > ICT Administrator
>> >
>> >
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