Certifications for SAP applications on GCP

This page lists the SAP application solutions that are certified by SAP to run on Google Cloud. The page also lists the operating systems and Google Cloud infrastructure that SAP certifies for use with the SAP application solutions.

The certifications on this page do not apply to SAP HANA. For SAP HANA, see Certified SAP HANA configurations on GCP or the SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

The content of this page is for informational purposes only. The official source of certification information for SAP applications on Google Cloud is SAP Note 2456432.

Certified SAP applications on Google Cloud

The following table lists the SAP application solutions that are certified to run on Google Cloud, as well as the operating systems and the Compute Engine VM families that they are certified to run with.

For SAP application solutions that use SAP HANA, such as S/4HANA or BW/4HANA, the VM support requirements for SAP HANA apply if SAP HANA is installed on the same VM as the application system.

For a detailed list of the certified VM types, including their SAPS numbers, see the following section, Certified Compute Engine machine types.

For more information about the supported operating systems, see Operating system support for SAP NetWeaver on Google Cloud.

SAP solution Supported database options Supported operating systems Certified VM types
SAP NetWeaver AS, ABAP/Java
SAP S/4HANA (3-tier configuration)
SAP BW/4HANA (3-tier configuration)
SAP ECC
SAP Business Suite
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
SAP Landscape Transformation
    Replication Server (SLT)
SAP Solution Manager
SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite
SAP HANA
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
SAP MaxDB, SAP liveCache, and SAP Content Server
IBM Db2
Microsoft SQL Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (11, 12, and 15)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6, 7)
Microsoft Windows Server (2012 R2, 2016, and 2019)
Compute-optimized
General-purpose
Memory-optimized
Custom
SAP Business One (9.3 and 10.0) SAP HANA For 9.3, SLES 12 SP3
For 10.0, SLES 15
n1-highmem-32
n1-highmem-64
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server Any Google Compute Engine instance that satisfies Business One hardware requirements
SAP Hybris SAP HANA
Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL
Linux
Microsoft Windows Server
Any Google Compute Engine instance that satisfies SAP Hybris minimum requirements

Certified Compute Engine machine types

SAP-certified virtual machines are available in the following Compute Engine machine type families:

  • Compute-optimized machine types
  • Memory-optimized machine types
  • General-purpose machine types
  • Custom configurations of the N1-, N2-, or N2D- machine types

The SAPS numbers for each machine type in the following sections are calculated using the minimum CPU platform that SAP certifies the machine type to use. The numbers listed here are for general reference only. For the SAPS numbers that are formally certified by SAP, see SAP Note 2456432.

Predefined machine types have a fixed set of resources. To define your own machine type, see Custom machine types.

Before selecting a machine type for use, confirm that it is available in the region and zones that you need.

For more information about each Compute Engine machine type, including its regional and zonal availability, see Machine types.

Compute-optimized machine types

The compute-optimized c2-standard machine types that are certified for SAP applications are optimized for compute-intensive workloads.

Built on Intel Cascade Lake scalable processors, the c2-standard machine types offer up to 3.1 Ghz base frequency, and 3.8 Ghz all-core-turbo.

For more information, see C2 machine types.

Compute-optimized machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
c2-standard-4 4 16 Intel Cascade Lake 6,040
c2-standard-8 8 32 Intel Cascade Lake 12,080
c2-standard-16 16 64 Intel Cascade Lake 24,160
c2-standard-30 30 120 Intel Cascade Lake 45,300
c2-standard-60 60 240 Intel Cascade Lake 90,600

General-purpose machine types

With a balance of vCPUs and memory, general-purpose machine types offer the best price-performance ratio for a variety of workloads.

Compute Engine offers the general-purpose machine types in both standard and high-memory configurations.

The second-generation general purpose machines provide the option to run on either an Intel or AMD CPU platform. The N2 machines run on Intel and the N2D machines run on AMD.

For more information, see General-purpose machine type family.

N2 general-purpose machine types

The N2 machine types are the second generation of the Compute Engine general-purpose machines and run on an Intel CPU platform. SAP-certified configurations of the n2-standard machines have 4 GB of memory per vCPU. The SAP-certified configurations of the n2-highmem machines have 8 GB of memory per vCPU.

N2 general-purpose machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
n2-highmem machine types
n2-highmem-2 2 16 Intel Cascade Lake 2,688
n2-highmem-4 4 32 Intel Cascade Lake 5,376
n2-highmem-8 8 64 Intel Cascade Lake 10,752
n2-highmem-16 16 128 Intel Cascade Lake 21,504
n2-highmem-32 32 256 Intel Cascade Lake 43,008
n2-highmem-48 48 384 Intel Cascade Lake 64,512
n2-highmem-64 64 512 Intel Cascade Lake 86,016
n2-highmem-80 80 640 Intel Cascade Lake 107,520
n2-standard machine types
n2-standard-2 2 8 Intel Cascade Lake 2,632
n2-standard-4 4 16 Intel Cascade Lake 5,263
n2-standard-8 8 32 Intel Cascade Lake 10,525
n2-standard-16 16 64 Intel Cascade Lake 21,050
n2-standard-32 32 128 Intel Cascade Lake 42,100
n2-standard-48 48 192 Intel Cascade Lake 63,150
n2-standard-64 64 256 Intel Cascade Lake 84,200
n2-standard-80 80 320 Intel Cascade Lake 105,250

N2D general-purpose machine types

The N2D machine types are the second generation of the Compute Engine general-purpose machines and run on an AMD CPU platform. SAP-certified configurations of the n2d-standard machines have 4 GB of memory per vCPU. The SAP-certified configurations of the n2d-highmem machines have 8 GB of memory per vCPU.

N2D general-purpose machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
n2d-highmem machine types
n2d-highmem-2 2 16 AMD EPYC Rome 3,111
n2d-highmem-4 4 32 AMD EPYC Rome 6,223
n2d-highmem-8 8 64 AMD EPYC Rome 12,445
n2d-highmem-16 16 128 AMD EPYC Rome 24,890
n2d-highmem-32 32 256 AMD EPYC Rome 49,780
n2d-standard machine types
n2d-standard-2 2 8 AMD EPYC Rome 3,088
n2d-standard-4 4 16 AMD EPYC Rome 6,175
n2d-standard-8 8 32 AMD EPYC Rome 12,350
n2d-standard-16 16 64 AMD EPYC Rome 24,700
n2d-standard-32 32 128 AMD EPYC Rome 49,400

N1 general-purpose machine types

The N1 machine types are the first generation of the general-purpose machine types. SAP-certified configurations of the n1-standard machines have 3.75 GB of memory per vCPU. The SAP-certified configurations of the n1-highmem machines have 6.5 GB of memory per vCPU.

N1 general-purpose machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
n1-highmem machine types
n1-highmem-2 2 13 Intel Broadwell 1,290
n1-highmem-4 4 26 Intel Broadwell 3,580
n1-highmem-8 8 52 Intel Broadwell 7,550
n1-highmem-16 16 104 Intel Broadwell 14,670
n1-highmem-32 32 208 Intel Broadwell 27,920
n1-highmem-64 64 416 Intel Broadwell 51,372
n1-highmem-96 96 624 Intel Skylake 70,030
n1-standard machine types
n1-standard-8 8 30 Intel Broadwell 7,680
n1-standard-16 16 60 Intel Broadwell 14,620
n1-standard-32 32 120 Intel Broadwell 27,720
n1-standard-64 64 240 Intel Broadwell 50,230
n1-standard-96 96 360 Intel Skylake 68,650

Memory-optimized machine types

The memory-optimized machine types that are certified for SAP applications are optimized for memory-intensive workloads, such as SAP HANA, in-memory analytics, SQL analysis services, and so on.

M2 memory-optimized machine types

The M2 series of Compute Engine VMs are the second generation of memory-optimized machine types.

The m2-ultramem machine types have 28 GB of memory per vCPU.

The m2-megamem machine types have 14 GB of memory per vCPU.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Memory-optimized machine types are only available as predefined machine types.
  • You cannot use regional persistent disks with memory-optimized machine types.
  • Memory-optimized machine types are only available in specific zones. For more information, see Regions and Zones.
  • M2 series of machine types are available only on the Intel Cascade Lake platform.

For more information, see M2 machine types.

M2 memory-optimized machines vCPUs Memory (GiB) CPU platform SAPS
m2-ultramem-208 208 5,888 Intel Cascade Lake 223,325
m2-ultramem-416 416 11,776 Intel Cascade Lake 446,650
m2-megamem-416 416 5,888 Intel Cascade Lake 446,650

M1 memory-optimized machine types

The M1 series of VMs are the first generation of Compute Engine memory optimized machine types.

The m1-ultramem machine types have 24 GB of memory per vCPU. The m1-megamem machine type has approximately 15 GB of memory per vCPU.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Memory-optimized machine types are only available as predefined machine types.
  • You cannot use regional persistent disks with memory-optimized machine types.
  • Memory-optimized machine types are only available in specific zones. For more information, see Regions and Zones.
  • M1-ultramem machine types are available only on the Broadwell E7 platform. The m1-megamem machine type is available only on the Skylake platform.

For more information, see M1 machine types.

M1 memory-optimized machines vCPUs Memory (GiB) CPU platform SAPS
m1-megamem-96 96 1433 Intel Skylake 105,050
m1-ultramem-40 40 961 Intel Broadwell 34,475
m1-ultramem-80 80 1922 Intel Broadwell 68,950
m1-ultramem-160 160 3844 Intel Broadwell 137,900

Custom machine configurations

Custom machine configurations allow you to tailor the size of your Compute Engine VM to your workload.

When you configure a custom machine, to ensure support from SAP, you must conform to memory-to-vCPU ratios that are based on the machine type you are customizing and SAP guidelines.

You can customize only certain types of Compute Engine machines. Each machine type has different rules for customizations. The following table summarizes the rules for each custom machine type that SAP supports.

Machine type vCPUs Standard-memory option High-memory option
N1 1, or any even number up to 96 3.75 GB per vCPU 6.5 GB per vCPU
N2 Any even number up to 32. After 32, the number of vCPUs must be divisible by 4, up to 80 vCPUs. For example, 32, 36, and 40 vCPUs are all valid, but 38 is invalid. 4 GB per vCPU 8 GB per vCPU
N2D 2 or any even number of vCPUs that is divisible by 4, up to an SAP-support limit of 32 vCPUs. 4 GB per vCPU 8 GB per vCPU

Custom machine types need to be evaluated by SAP before SAP will support them. Because the capacity (SAPS) of a custom machine configuration is not predetermined, SAP cannot guarantee that a configured custom machine will be suitable to run Business Suite workloads without first reviewing the configuration.

Open an SAP support ticket against SAP component BC-OP-LNX-GOOGLE or BC-OP-NT-GOOGLE to indicate your interest in a custom VM for an SAP deployment. The SAP/Google platform team will review your configuration to confirm it meets SAP supportability requirements.

For more information, see: