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Certification Service

*xware offers hardware vendors to run the certification test and to publish the server on the hardware certification list. There are three packages available which offer a certification for a fixed price.

Tasks during a hardware certification

  • Server Family Check
    A certification is done for a complete server family. That means, that only one certification run on the "biggest" system (maximum number of processors, cores and threads) is required to get the certification for all family members. Defining the server family and identifying all family members is therefore the first task during a certification.
    The price for a certification will include all family members, regardless how many servers will be listed in the hardware list. The vendor can choose which family members should be listed on www.saponsolaris.com.
  • Solaris HCL Check
    A prerequisite for the SAP hardware certification is the listing of the specific hardware in the Solaris Hardware Compatibility List. Therefore the next step is to check for all members of the server family, whether they are coverd by the Solaris HCL.
  • Execution of the Benchmark
    The most demanding step is the execution of the performance test. This includes the setup of a SAP system, installation of the benchmark tools and the execution, analysis and tuning of the benchmark. If *xware is doing this step, we will use a prepared and tuned setup, using SAP ECC 6.0 with MaxDB or Oracle. The tuning of the benchmark on the specifc hardware can be done only up to a certain level. A "fine tuning" can not be part of a fixed price package.
  • Validation of Benchmark results
    The benchmark run will create a set of data that must be checked for consistency and whether all SAP Standard Application benchmark rules are fulfilled.
  • Entry in the hardware certification list
    As a result of the certification procedure, the server (or all servers belonging to the server family) will be listed on www.saponsolaris.com. We will try to keep this list as uptodate as possible. Therefore, if there are changes like new servers within a certified server family, please get in contact with us so that we can update the web page. This will cause no additional costs.

Certification Packages

*xware offers the following packages for a fixed price:

Package 1
1500 EUR
  • Server Family Check by *xware
  • Solaris HCL Check by *xware
  • Execution of Benchmark by hardware vendor
  • Validation of results and publication on www.sap.com/benchmark by SAP
  • Web entry on www.saponsolaris.com by *xware
Package 2
2500 EUR
  • Server Family Check by *xware
  • Solaris HCL Check by *xware
  • Execution of Benchmark by hardware vendor
  • Validation of results by *xware - no publication on www.sap.com/benchmark
  • Web entry on www.saponsolaris.com by *xware
Package 3
7500 EUR
  • Server Family Check by *xware
  • Solaris HCL Check by *xware
  • Execution of Benchmark by *xware
  • Validation of results by *xware - no publication on www.sap.com/benchmark
       - or -
  • publication on www.sap.com/benchmark by SAP
  • Web entry on www.saponsolaris.com by *xware
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Prerequisites

If *xware should run the benchmark, we will use a prepared setup with SAP ECC 6.0 and MaxDB or Oracle. We need access to the system with the following configuration:
  • Server with Solaris 10 Update 2 (or higher) already installed
  • Number of CPUs (processors/cores/threads) as required for certification ("biggest system").
  • At least 4 GB memory per core
  • At least 200 GB disk space, distributed on several disks
  • root access to this server with the posibility to do a reboot
  • In addition to the server, a benchmark driver is required. This can be a small system running Solaris x64 or Linux. A private network connection between driver and server is needed.
  • A valid SAP license must be provided by the hardware vendor!