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White Paper

STORAGE CONFIGURATION BEST PRACTICES
FOR SAP HANA TAILORED DATA CENTER
INTEGRATION (TDI) ON EMC SYMMETRIX
VMAX STORAGE SYSTEMS
Integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private
cloud

EMC Solutions
Abstract
This white paper provides information on a new concept that revokes
limitations of the current SAP HANA Appliance Model. Using Tailored Data
Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix® VMAX®, customers can move SAP
HANA into the private cloud and integrate into an existing, well-established
data center, providing multiple benefits.
December 2013

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Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center
Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems; integrating
SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud

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.................... 9 Creating initiator groups ...................... 9 Creating disk groups for data......................... 26 SAP documentation ................................................................................................................................................... 22 Enable native Linux multipathing (DM-MPIO) ....................................................................................... 26 Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 3 ..................................................................................................... 9 Creating disk groups for logs ..... 8 Configuring VMAX storage with EMC Unisphere for VMAX ............... 5 Introduction.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6 VMAX storage configuration overview ............................ 24 Conclusion ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Accessing VMAX storage from the SAP HANA nodes .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13 Creating a meta volumes for logs... 22 Using XFS file system to format a block device ............. 7 Dedicated disks ........................ 5 Business case ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Audience ............................................................................................................................ 23 Mounting block devices ......................................................................................................................................................................................................Table of contents Executive summary........................... 11 Creating meta volumes .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Dedicated Fibre Adaptor (FA) processors .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 SAP HANA global..................................................................................................................... 16 Creating storage groups ............. 13 Creating meta volumes for data ...................................................................... 10 Creating thin pools..................................... 8 SAP HANA OS images on VMAX .................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 Creating masking views .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25 References..................... 7 Scalability of a VMAX engine ...............................................................................................................ini file .......... 6 Scope ......................................................................................... 9 Creating disk groups ........ 6 Purpose . 8 SAP HANA shared file system on VMAX ........................... 26 EMC documentation ........................................... 15 Binding meta volumes to thin pools .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 17 Creating port groups ......................

........................... 26 Web resources ........................................................ 26 Best practice documents / white papers........................... 26 Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems........................................................................................................................ 26 Notes: Virtualization .........................................................................Notes: Deployment options .................................................................................. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 4 ........................................

You can also deploy SAP HANA appliances using a Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) approach. The SAP HANA (High performance Analytics Appliance) in-memory computing platform. With this approach. compute. performance. and cost reporting • Efficiently managed availability. EMC engineering has performed many performance tests with SAP HANA on a VMAX enterprise storage system. This reduces time-tovalue. must offer the following fundamental characteristics: • Service catalogs. and multitenant resource pools • Chargeback based on fully automated cost measurement. Based on these tests. SAP has defined key performance indicators for storage subsystems. ensuring that the overall infrastructure forms a HANA-ready environment. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 5 . This white paper also includes step-by-step instructions to configure SAP HANA storage devices on a VMAX array. along with EMC enterprise storage. capacity. you can connect certified servers to existing enterprise storage systems. and health in the SAP landscape • High availability and application mobility • Disaster recovery • Data protection • Automation and operations • Enhanced security By default. and network components. productized service-level agreements. Data centers that need to run traditional SAP applications. an SAP HANA appliance includes integrated storage. and costs for an overall HANA adoption. including non-SAP applications or SAP HANA. but also the highest availability for database persistence on disk.Executive summary Business case Many customers seek solutions to fulfill the requirements of an industrialized data center. such as I/O throughput and latency. extends the possibilities for enterprises. risk. which EMC engineering recommends. this white paper describes a VMAX storage configuration that exceeds SAP performance requirements and ensures not only the best performance. cost analysis.

partners and members of the EMC professional services who need to configure a VMAX storage array to be used in a TDI environment for SAP HANA. systems or storage administrators. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 6 . customers. lowers risks. and increases hardware vendor flexibility for both SAP and non-SAP applications. Scope Audience This white paper serves the following purposes: • Introduces the key solution technologies • Describes the key business benefits of using EMC Symmetrix VMAX storage systems with SAP HANA • Describes configuring VMAX storage with EMC Unisphere for VMAX • Describes accessing VMAX storage from the SAP HANA nodes This white paper is intended for system integrators. SAP HANA.Introduction Purpose Until now. The EMC white paper Using Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Enterprise Storage to Run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud on EMC Online Support provides more details about TDI key components and architecture. This solution reduces hardware and operational costs. and runs SAP HANA in a private cloud. and Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI). Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. customers who used the SAP HANA Appliance Model had the following limitations: • Limited flexibility for servers and storage • Inability to use existing data center infrastructure and operational processes • Fixed sizes for storage capacities This white paper describes a solution that uses EMC enterprise storage.

VMAX systems can support the following number of engines: Dedicated disks • VMAX 10 K: 1-4 engines • VMAX 20 K: 1-8 engines • VMAX 40 K: 1-8 engines To separate the SAP HANA workload from the other applications on the VMAX. Scalability of a VMAX engine SAP HANA TDI uses VMAX engines as building blocks. 16K. I/O for data volumes uses 4 K. Database capacity for disks and disk groups In-memory database size Total number of disks Disk groups 2 TB 48 1x 16 disks. The VMAX engine can scale up to 6 TB in-memory capacity for a SAP HANA database. and 1M block sizes. 64 K. The EMC VMAX system delivers the high performance requirements for the persistent storage of a SAP HANA database. a single VMAX engine can scale to support up to 12 HANA nodes. and 64 M block sizes. 2x 32 disks 6 TB 144 3x 16 disks. The I/O workload on SAP HANA has two major components: • Random I/Os on the data volume • Sequential I/Os on the log volume SAP HANA uses different block sizes for log volumes and data volumes. 1x 32 disks 4 TB 96 2x 16 disks. 48 of the 600 GB 15 k 3. 1 M. 16 K. If. a SAP HANA node has 512 GB RAM capacity. Providing storage for a larger SAP HANA database requires additional engines. For every 2 TB inmemory database capacity. 16 M.5” disks.VMAX storage configuration overview The specific SAP HANA I/O workload requires special considerations for the configuration of persistence for data and log volumes on a shared EMC VMAX storage array. you must use dedicated disks in dedicated disk groups for SAP HANA. 3x 32 disks Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 7 . Table 1. without impacting other applications concurrently using the same array. for example.5” disks are required. split into two disk groups: • 16 disks in a dedicated disk group for log volumes • 32 disks in a dedicated disk group for data volumes Table 1 shows the in-memory database capacity for various numbers of 600 GB 15k 3. I/O for log volumes uses 4 K.

Ensure that the ports are correctly zoned to the SAP HANA nodes. EMC recommends not creating them from thin pools of the database. You can use existing NAS systems like the EMC VNX to provide an NFS share for this purpose. You can also use VMAX systems for the shared file system. FA2F-0 FA-1G:0. SAP HANA OS images on VMAX You can boot HANA nodes from SANs and install the operating systems on block devices on VMAX systems. A SUSE license is required. FA2F-0 4 TB 6 FA-1E:0. FA2E-0. with three different example in-memory database sizes. Database capacity for FA disks and FA ports In-memory database size Number of FA processors FA ports in a VMAX 10 K single engine example 2 TB 4 FA-1E:0. The high availability package is also part of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications distribution from SAP that is being used by most of the HANA appliance vendors. FA2E-0. Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. Dedicated Fibre Adaptor (FA) processors Table 2 shows the number of FA processors and the allocation of FA ports for a VMAX 10K single engine configuration. FA2E-0. SUSE provides OCFS2 capabilities with the high availability package. FA2F-0 FA-1G:0.FA1H-0. SAP HANA requires a shared file system. FA-1F:0. FA-1F:0. You can also use existing free space on a VMAX storage array to create the devices for the operating systems images. by creating a device in the VMAX system and using a cluster file system such as an Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2) on top of it. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 8 . FA2H-0 Port 1 of each FA cannot be used for HANA or other applications. FA-1F:0. FA-2G:0 6 TB 8 FA-1E:0. SAP HANA shared file system on VMAX To install database binaries. Note: Add the required hot spare disks on top of the total disk count for HANA. Although there are no special performance considerations for these devices. Table 2. FA-2G:0.EMC engineers must create disk groups for VMAX systems and cannot create disk groups using Unisphere for VMAX or command lines.

such as the following: ● HANA1_Log for the log persistence of the first 2 TB in-memory database capacity ● HANA2_Log for the second 2 TB capacity (4 TB total) ● HANA3_Log for the remaining 2 TB (up to 6 TB in-memory capacity) Creating disk groups for data Figure 2 shows how disk groups are created for 32x FIB-600 GB-15 K disks. Figure 2. Figure 1. To separate the sequential workload of the HANA logs from the random workload of data persistence for HANA. Creating disk groups for logs Figure 1 shows how disk groups are created for a disk group with a log capacity of 16x FIB-600GB-15K disks. Creating disk groups VMAX disk groups are used to dedicate a range of disks within the array for special purposes. Creating disk groups for logs Choose a meaningful name for the disk groups.Configuring VMAX storage with EMC Unisphere for VMAX Before a storage administrator can configure the volumes to support data persistence for SAP HANA on a VMAX. Creating disk groups for data Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 9 . an EMC engineer must configure the disk groups on the array. dedicated disk groups for data and log must be created.

as shown in Figure 4.You can view the disk groups in the EMC Unisphere for VMAX GUI. Select the initiators of the corresponding HANA node and create one initiator group per HANA node. as shown in Figure 3: Figure 3. as shown in Figure 5. The initiator group combines the HBAs of a HANA node into a single group. and then click Create. Creating initiator groups Disk groups in the Unisphere GUI Initiators are represented by the worldwide names (WWNs) of the host bus adapters (HBAs) of the HANA nodes. A HANA node can have multiple HBAs. Follow these steps to create an initiator group: 1. In Unisphere. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 10 . 2. Create initiator groups Repeat this step for all the HANA nodes. navigate to Hosts > Initiator Groups. Figure 4. Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems.

The process for creating thin pools is described in the following steps. 2.Figure 5. create the thin pools to provide data persistence for HANA. TDATs are not visible to a host. Creating thin pools A thin pool in a VMAX system represents a number of data devices (TDATs) that are created on the corresponding disk group. navigate to Storage > Thin Pools. and then click Create. Initiator groups After you create initiator groups. The data written by the host to a TDEV is then striped across all TDATs in the thin pool. and shown in Figure 6: 1. Specify the following details: • Name: Specify a meaningful name • Disk Technology: FC (Fibre Channel) • Protection: 2-Way Mir • Emulation: FBA (Final Burn Alpha) • Capacity:  Number of Volumes: 64 for a log thin pool or 128 for a data thin pool  Volume Capacity: 32 GB for log or 64 GB for data  Disk Group: Select an appropriate disk group Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 11 . A thin device (TDEV) must be created on a thin pool. In Unisphere.

4.Figure 6. Table 3. Create thin pools 3. Table 3 shows how many thin pools are required on a single VMAX engine based on the database capacity. Database capacity for FA disks and FA ports In-memory database size Thin pools Disk groups 2 TB HANA1_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA1_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB HANA1_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA2_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA1_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB HANA2_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB 4 TB Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. Click OK to complete the configuration and then click Run Now. Repeat these steps for all thin pools. Ensure that you create one thin pool for each log and provide for data persistence of up to 2 TB in-memory database capacity. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 12 .

Database updates are stored in the redo log on the log volume. In the Unisphere GUI. Figure 7. a data and a log volume. Create striped volumes and select Using New Virtual Volumes as the volume type to use. The inmemory database is saved to the data volume in regular intervals (save points). as shown in Figure 8. Creating meta volumes Each HANA node requires a set of two volumes. The size of the volume depends on the RAM capacity of the HANA node. as shown in Figure 7. select Storage > Create Meta Volume. the next step is to create the meta volumes to support data persistence for HANA.In-memory database size Thin pools Disk groups 6 TB HANA1_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA2_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA3_log 64 TDAT volumes each 32 GB HANA1_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB HANA2_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB HANA3_data 128 TDAT volumes each 64 GB The thin pools are displayed in the Unisphere GUI. Thin pools After you create thin pools. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 13 . • • Log: 1x RAM Data: 3x RAM Creating a meta volumes for logs Follow these steps to create meta volumes for logs: 1. 2.

In the Create Meta Volume dialog box. HANA standby nodes do not have a persistence layer and do not need data and log volumes. Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 14 . Figure 9. Note: The member count depends on the required size of the meta volume. Create a meta volume for a log Type 64 GB for the the meta volume member (TDEV) capacity log volume. also create the meta volumes for the data devices. 6. 3. as shown in Figure 9.Figure 8. Create one meta volume for each HANA worker node (the number of meta volumes). which must be created using a slightly different configuration. the member count would be 8 (6 x 64 GB = 512GB = 1x RAM). For example. After you create the log meta volumes for all HANA nodes. if the HANA node has 512 GB RAM. Create a meta volume member 4. 5. Adjust the member count based on the actual RAM size of a HANA node. click Next and Run Now to complete the configuration change.

and the meta member count again depends on the RAM size of the HANA node. the member count is 16 (16 x 96 GB = 1536 GB = 3x RAM). For example.Summary dialog box. click Run Now as shown in Figure 11. In the Create Meta Volume . Figure 11. Create meta volume for data Step 1 Create meta volume for data summary screen Meta volumes are displayed in the EMC Unisphere for VMAX page as shown in Figure 12. if the HANA node has 512 GB RAM. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 15 . Figure 10. 2. 1.Creating meta volumes for data The meta volume member capacity (TDEV size) of a data volume must be 96 GB.

as shown in Figure 13. Highlight a thin pool. Figure 13. Meta volumes overview Binding meta volumes to thin pools Follow these steps to bind the meta volumes (thin volumes) to the corresponding thin pools: 1. In the Unisphere GUI. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 16 . Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. 2. navigate to Storage > Thin Pools. 3.Figure 12. and the click View details. View details on thin pool Click Bind and then select the meta volumes that you created in the previous step.

In the Unisphere GUI. Clear the Preallocated Capacity for each Volume checkbox. as shown in Figure 15. the next step is to create storage groups. as shown in Figure 14. Follow these steps to create storage groups: 1. navigate to Storage > Storage Groups. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 17 . After all meta volumes are bound to their corresponding thin pools. If a node recovers from a failure. Creating storage groups A storage group contains all devices visible to a HANA node. Figure 14. and then click Create. Specify a meaningful storage group name and ensure that you select Empty Storage Group as the Storage Group Type. it will automatically become a standby node. 5.Ensure that you select the log meta volumes to be bound to a log thin pool and bind the data meta volumes to a data thin pool. the HANA HA (highly available) feature can move the persistence to a standby node in case of a failure on a node. 4. This means that all HANA nodes can potentially become a standby node and therefore requires access to all available persistence devices. Even though a HANA worker node has exclusive access to only one data and one log device at any time. Bind volumes to a thin pool Click OK and repeat this step for the data meta volumes.

integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 18 .Figure 15. From the Storage Groups Overview page. as shown in Figure 16. 4. Figure 16. select the storage group. 3. Click View Details and click the Volumes – empty link in the upper right corner. Click Finish to create the storage group. Create a storage group 2. Create storage group volumes Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems.

Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 19 . Click Add and select all log and data volumes for the HANA database. 6. Creating port groups Three FA ports are used per VMAX engine for the SAP HANA nodes.5. Add volumes to a storage group Click OK to add the volumes to the storage group. This storage group includes all data and log volumes. Select the ports which have been zoned to the HANA nodes. In the Unisphere GUI. Up to 12 HANA nodes (or 6 TB RAM capacity) can use one VMAX engine. and then click Create. as shown in Figure 18. the next step is to create port groups. Note: You need only one storage group per HANA database. Follow these steps to create port groups: 1. After you create storage groups. Figure 17. as shown in Figure 17. navigate to Host > Port Groups.

2. and then click Create. After you create port groups. ensure that the port group contains the front end ports from all engines. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 20 .Figure 18. 1. If more than one VMAX engine is dedicated for the SAP HANA database. In the Unisphere GUI. Creating masking views A VMAX masking view assigns the volumes to the front end ports and makes them accessible to the initiators (HANA nodes). the last step is to create masking views. select Hosts > Masking Views. Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. Create port group Important: Use only port 0 of each front end processor. as shown in Figure 19.

as shown in Figure 20: Figure 20. Create one masking view per initiator group (HANA node) and select the Port Group and the storage group that you created before. Create a masking view 2.Figure 19. Verify masking views The storage configuration is now complete. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 21 . Verify that all masking views have been created. 3.

2:0:5:1 sdai 66:32 active ready running |.Accessing VMAX storage from the SAP HANA nodes The SAP HANA database requires a Linux SUSE SLES-11 operating system on the HANA nodes.2:0:4:1 sdcg 69:64 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303338 dm-11 EMC. restart the multipath daemon to activate the settings and rescan the new devices: $ service multipathd restart $ rescan-scsi-bus. (DM-MPIO) Follow these steps to enable native Linux multipathing: 1.1:0:5:1 sdby 68:192 active ready running `.sh 3.SYMMETRIX size=512G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+. first enable native Linux Enable native Linux multipathing multipathing. After creating the config file.conf file with proper parameters set for the VMAX system: defaults { user_friendly_names no } devices { device { vendor "EMC" product "SYMMETRIX" getuid_callout "/lib/udev/scsi_id --whitelisted --page=pre-spc3-83 -device=/dev/%n" features "0" hardware_handler "0" path_selector "round-robin 0" path_grouping_policy multibus rr_weight uniform no_path_retry fail rr_min_io 100 path_checker direction prio const prio_args "" } } 2.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |. Run the following command to verify that all devices are present and each device has three active paths: $ multipath –ll 360000970000298700460533030303238 dm-10 EMC. The Linux Storage Administration guide provides information on how to enable DM-MPIO on a HANA node. DM-MPIO requires a /etc/multipath. To access the block devices from the HANA nodes. The HANA persistent device should be visible. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 22 . ensure that proper zoning was done in the SAN so that all HBAs (or vHBAs) of the HANA nodes have access to all FA ports on the VMAX system. To access the VMAX block devices from the HANA nodes.SYMMETRIX size=512G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems.

SYMMETRIX size=512G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+.2:0:4:5 sdck 69:128 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303538 dm-14 EMC.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |.2:0:4:3 sdci 69:96 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303438 dm-12 EMC.1:0:5:7 sdce 69:32 active ready running `.1:0:5:8 sdcf 69:48 active ready running `.xfs /dev/mapper/3600009700002987004605330303238 Note: Run this command for all block devices.2:0:5:6 sdan 66:112 active ready running |.1:0:5:6 sdcd 69:16 active ready running `.2:0:4:6 sdcl 69:144 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303638 dm-15 EMC.1:0:5:4 sdcb 68:240 active ready running `.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |. Although you can format block devices with a traditional Linux EXT3 file system.1:0:5:5 sdcc 69:0 active ready running `.SYMMETRIX size=1. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 23 . run the following command on the HANA node: $ mkfs.5T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+.SYMMETRIX size=1.2:0:4:4 sdcj 69:112 active ready running 4. create file systems on the block devices.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |.5T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+.2:0:5:4 sdal 66:80 active ready running |.2:0:4:7 sdcm 69:160 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303738 dm-16 EMC.2:0:5:8 sdap 66:144 active ready running |.2:0:5:2 sdaj 66:48 active ready running |.2:0:4:2 sdch 69:80 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303430 dm-13 EMC.1:0:5:3 sdca 68:224 active ready running `.SYMMETRIX size=1.`-+.2:0:5:3 sdak 66:64 active ready running |.5T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+.2:0:4:8 sdcn 69:176 active ready running 360000970000298700460533030303330 dm-9 EMC.2:0:5:5 sdam 66:96 active ready running |. which moves the devices from a failed worker node to a standby node.2:0:5:7 sdao 66:128 active ready running |.SYMMETRIX size=512G features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+. This may change in upcoming SAP HANA revisions. To format a block device with the XFS file system.5T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |. does not support partitioned devices or volume manager devices. Using XFS file system to format a block device If all devices are visible.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |. The SAP HANA storage connector API.policy='round-robin 0' prio=1 status=active |.1:0:5:2 sdbz 68:208 active ready running `. EMC strongly recommends using XFS as the file system for the HANA block devices.SYMMETRIX size=1.

inode66” partition_*_log__mountOptions = “-t xfs -o realtime. the storage connector API also writes SCSI-3 PGR reservations to the devices using the Linux sg_persist command. SAP HANA global. use the following XFS mount options: • realtime • nobarrier (approved from SAP) only for Log devices • inode64 This is an example of a global.Mounting block devices In a SAP HANA scale-out environment with worker and standby nodes.nobarrier” partition_1_data__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303438 partition_1_log__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303238 partition_2_data__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303538 partition_2_log__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303330 partition_3_data__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303638 partition_3_log__wwid = 360000970000298700460533030303338 Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems.inode66. This section contains entries for the block devices with optional mount options.ini file.ini file The storage connector API is controlled in the storage section of the SAP HANA global. For the XFS devices. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 24 . This is called I/O fencing and ensures that only one HANA node at a time has access to a set of data and log devices.ini file: [persistence] basepath_datavolumes=/hana/data/ANA basepath_logvolumes=/hana/log/ANA use_mountpoints = yes [storage] ha_provider = fcClient partition_*_*__prType = 5 partition_*_data__mountOptions = “-t xfs -o realtime. the SAP HANA storage connector API for Fibre Channel (FC Client) mounts and unmounts the devices to the HANA nodes. In addition to mounting the devices.

An essential characteristic of this solution is the use of shared enterprise storage. and Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI). (SAP HANA in a private cloud). relying on EMC services to minimize risk. Customers can now integrate HANA into their existing data center infrastructure. SAP HANA. Customers can now easily transition to this new architecture.Conclusion Using EMC enterprise storage. lowering risks. for both SAP and non-SAP applications. This concept provides many benefits. Storage Configuration Best Practice for Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) on EMC VMAX Storage to run SAP HANA in the Private Cloud 25 . EMC developed the new concept of running SAP HANA in a private cloud. including reducing hardware and operational costs. and increasing hardware vendor flexibility. This allows customers the ability to rely on already-available multisite concepts to benefit from established automation and operations processes.

VMAX 2Ok. and available host connectivity offered for Symmetrix systems. • EMC SRDF Connectivity Guide • EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRDF Family CLI Product Guide • EMC Cloud Enabled Infrastructure for SAP – Business White Paper • EMC Transforms IT On-Premise Private Cloud for SAP – Reference architecture for EMC Cloud-Enabled Infrastructure for SAP on VMAX • EMC Cloud Enabled Infrastructure for SAP – Foundation bundle white paper The following SAP documentation contains SAP information. • EMC Symmetrix System Viewer for Desktop and iPad—Illustrates VMAX 10K. integrating SAP HANA into an EMC Symmetrix VMAX private cloud 26 . Landscape deployment planning Notes: Virtualization • Note 1788665 – SAP HANA running on VMware vSphere VMs Best practice documents / white papers • Sizing Approaches for SAP HANA – Lessons Learned • Enterprise Storage Architecture – Planning Guide • Elements of a Software Change Management Strategy • Technical Deployment Options for SAP Systems with SAP HANA Web resources • SAP HANA Appliance • SAP HANA One • SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud • SAP HANA tailored data center integration (integration of enterprise storage systems with SAP HANA) Storage Configuration Best Practices for SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) on EMC Symmetrix VMAX Storage Systems. and VMAX 40K system hardware. • Best-Practice Document . incrementally scalable system configurations.Technical Deployment Options for SAP Systems with SAP HANA Notes: Deployment options • Note 1681092 – Multiple SAP HANA databases on one appliance • Note 1661202 – Support for multiple applications on SAP HANA • Note 1666670 – BW on SAP HANA. and VMAX 40K.References EMC documentation SAP documentation You can find further information on EMC Online Support: • EMC Symmetrix VMAX Family Documentation Set—Contains the hardware platform product guide and TimeFinder product guide for the Symmetrix VMAX 10K. VMAX 20K.