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SAP on Windows by Josef Stelzel, Ulrich B. Boddenberg, Uwe M. Hoffmann, Michael Missbach

No SAP system can exist without an operating system: This book provides consultants, administrators, and project managers with proven methods and solutions for the successful implementation and operation of SAP applications on the Windows platforms.
Each chapter features highly detailed information on topics such as application requirements, data center technologies, and IT operations. You’ll get a firsthand look at common issues related to operating a Windows data center, as well as proven best practices for the consistent administration of systems, different virtualization and automation technologies, as well as monitoring and deployment solutions. In addition, this unique reference book describes the process of planning scalable system landscapes in order to ensure system availability and provides you with exclusive coverage of security concepts, the administration of frontends, and the maintenance of SAP applications and technical infrastructures.
By helping you plan ahead for upcoming challenges with new Windows versions and enterprise SOA, this book helps ensure the continued stable and secure operation of your data center.
Topic Highlights

  • SAP and Microsoft: Components, Solutions, Tools
  • Installation and Maintenance: Profiles, Programs, Instances, Analyses
  • System Operation: Hardware and Software Infrastructure, Tools, Organizing the IT Department
  • IT Services: File Services, Print Services, Active Directory, MOM
  • High Availability: Data and Applications, Risk Analysis, RAID Procedures
  • Security: Authentication and Authorization, Encryption, Identity Management
  • Future Developments: Virtualization, Adaptive Computing, Duet, Windows Server 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592291571
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 66.14(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Josef Stelzel is an SAP Program Manager at Microsoft. He specializes in developing and implementing highly accessible solutions for SAP Intrastructure.

Ulrich B. Boddenberg is a Senior Consultant and Software Architect.

Uwe M. Hoffmann is a Technology Specialist at Microsoft.

Dr. Michael Missbach is senior consultant at Hewlett-Packard and works at the SAP HR Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany.

Table of Contents

1 ... SAP Solutions on Windows ... 23
... 1.1 ... How SAP and Windows Came Together ... 24
... 1.2 ... Why Windows is the Most Widely Used Operating System for SAP ... 26
... 1.3 ... IT Operations for SAP on Windows ... 36
... 1.4 ... Development of SAP Applications ... 38
... 1.5 ... Summary ... 432 ... Hardware Infrastructures for SAP Applications ... 45
... 2.1 ... System Landscape ... 45
... 2.2 ... Server Systems ... 48
... 2.3 ... Storage Architectures ... 59
... 2.4 ... Network ... 74
... 2.5 ... Computer Center ... 84
... 2.6 ... Summary ... 903 ... SAP Application Server ... 93
... 3.1 ... SAP R/3 ... 94
... 3.2 ... SAP Web Application Server ... 101
... 3.3 ... SAP NetWeaver Application Server ... 109
... 3.4 ... Specific Solutions in the SAP Infrastructure ... 116
... 3.5 ... Summary ... 1184 ... Installation and Maintenance of SAP Systems on Windows ... 119
... 4.1 ... SAP Service in the Windows Operating System ... 123
... 4.2 ... Profiles of the SAP System in Windows ... 127
... 4.3 ... Distributed SAP Systems in Windows ... 133
... 4.4 ... SAP Executables in Windows ... 136
... 4.5 ... Operating an SAP Instance on Windows ... 143
... 4.6 ... Heterogeneous SAP Systems ... 155
... 4.7 ... Multiple SAP Systems on one Server ... 158
... 4.8 ... Maintenance of SAP Systems on Windows ... 161
... 4.9 ... Summary ... 1665 ... SAP High Availability with Windows ... 167
... 5.1 ... Conceptual Models ... 168
... 5.2 ... What is Availability? ... 170
... 5.3 ... Risk Analysis ... 172
... 5.4 ... Availability from a Data Standpoint ... 179
... 5.5 ... Availability from the Network Standpoint ... 193
... 5.6 ... Availability of Computing and Storage Systems ... 200
... 5.7 ... Availability from the Application's Point of View ... 207
... 5.8 ... Availability in Case of Catastrophe ... 220
... 5.9 ... Availability from the Operations Standpoint ... 223
... 5.10 ... Summary ... 2256 ... IT Services in a Windows Data Center ... 227
... 6.1 ... Name Resolution ... 227
... 6.2 ... File Services ... 229
... 6.3 ... Print Services ... 231
... 6.4 ... DNS ... 257
... 6.5 ... DHCP ... 259
... 6.6 ... Systems Management Server ... 260
... 6.7 ... Microsoft Operations Manager ... 266
... 6.8 ... Microsoft .NET ... 282
... 6.9 ... Windows Server System Reference Architecture ... 293
... 6.10 ... Summary ... 2937 ... Technological Trends and Developments ... 295
... 7.1 ... Virtual Machines on Windows ... 295
... 7.2 ... SAP Adaptive Computing ... 319
... 7.3 ... Dynamic Systems Initiative ... 333
... 7.4 ... Outlook on the Windows Server 2008 ... 337
... 7.5 ... New SAP User Interfaces ... 341
... 7.6 ... Summary ... 3478 ... Security, Authentication, and Authorization ... 349
... 8.1 ... The Threat Landscape ... 350
... 8.2 ... Legal Position ... 357
... 8.3 ... Network and Server Security ... 361
... 8.4 ... Application Security ... 388
... 8.5 ... Data Security ... 406
... 8.6 ... Summary ... 4099 ... Service Management of SAP Systems on Windows ... 411
... 9.1 ... IT Service Management Reference Model ... 413
... 9.2 ... Service Level Management ... 416
... 9.3 ... Performance Management ... 418
... 9.4 ... Availability Management ... 440
... 9.5 ... Summary ... 44910 ... Organization of SAP System Operation on Windows ... 451
... 10.1 ... Operation of the Hardware Infrastructure ... 452
... 10.2 ... Operation of the Software Infrastructure ... 457
... 10.3 ... Tools for SAP System Operation on Windows ... 476
... 10.4 ... Organization of the IT Department ... 485
... 10.5 ... Summary ... 49911 ... SAP NetWeaver and the SAP Business Suite ... 501
... 11.1 ... SAP Business Suite ... 502
... 11.2 ... SAP NetWeaver ... 519
... 11.3 ... SAP System and User Management ... 535
... 11.4 ... SAP Development Environments ... 539
... 11.5 ... Summary ... 54212 ... Web Services, Enterprise SOA, and Microsoft .NET ... 545
... 12.1 ... IT Hypes ... 545
... 12.2 ... What Are Web Services? ... 549
... 12.3 ... What Are Business Applications? ... 558
... 12.4 ... Integration with SAP .NET Connector ... 570
... 12.5 ... Summary ... 577Index ... 581

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