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Certification Rules und Process

Rules for Oracle Solaris x64

  • SAP partner
    All Technology Partners of SAP who have a Partner and Support contract with SAP or technology partners who are accepted by any SAP regional country branch may certify platforms for running SAP Solutions on Oracle Solaris x64.
  • Solaris HCL listed
    The certified hardware must be listed with level Certified on the Solaris HCL.
  • I/O controllers etc.
    The hardware certification of SAP does not certify I/O Controllers, Storage and other hardware components. They should be listed on the Solaris HCL.
    The vendor vouches for functionality and support of these components.
    Recommendations from hardware verndors are to be observed.
  • Releases
    The hardware certification is valid for all Solaris and SAP releases as long as supported by SAP and the hardware vendor.
  • Server Family
    A certification is done for a a server family. All servers with the same or less number of processors, cores and threads are certified, if one family member is successfully certified.
    A server family is defined by:
    • Chipset (as defined by the chipset manufacturer)
    • Processor family (as defined by the processor manufacturer)
    The current processor families are defined as follows:
    • AMD
      • Socket Revision E: Single and Dual Core Opterons (2xx and 8xx series)
      • Socket Revision F: Dual and Quad Core Opterons (2xxx and 8xxx series)
      • Socket Revision AM2: Single CPU systems (1xxx series)
    • Intel
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E7 series v1 and v2
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E7 series v3
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E5 series v1 and v2
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E5 series v3
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E3 series v1 and v2
      • Intel® Xeon® processor E3 series v3
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 7200, 7300 and 7400 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 7100 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 7000 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 5500, 5600 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 5400, 5300, 5200 and 5100 series
      • Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 series
  • Performance indication
    A SAP standard application SD benchmark (2-tier, 3-tier or SD parallel) is required as a performance indicator.
    A "minimum performance level" must be achieved. This is defined by Oracle based on experience.
    On a 3-tier benchmark only the database server is certified
    The benchmark results may be published by SAP or can be checked by *xware without publication of the benchmark results.

Certification Process

  • The vendor contacts *xware
  • The vendor agrees upon certification agreement with *xware
  • Check of the prerequisites
  • Performance of a SAP standard application SD benchmark
  • Verification of the results
  • Hardware certification
  • The server and all family members (as requested by the hardware vendor) will be listed on www.saponsolaris.com

Rules for SPARC

  • All servers with SPARC CPUs from Oracle and Fujitsu are certified for SAP. No listing on saponsolaris.com is needed.