Certifications for SAP applications on GCP

SAP NetWeaver and the SAP business application solutions are certified by SAP to run on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with the operating systems and GCP infrastructure that are listed on this page.

SAP lists the certified SAP applications and database management systems in SAP Note 2456432.

The certifications on this page and in SAP Note 2456432 do not apply to SAP HANA. For SAP HANA, see Certified SAP HANA configurations on GCP or the SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

Certified SAP applications on GCP

The following table lists the SAP application solutions that are certified to run on GCP, 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 GCP.

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 Business Suite
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
SAP Landscape Transformation
    Replication Server (SLT)
SAP Solution Manager
SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
SAP MaxDB, SAP liveCache, and SAP Content Server
Microsoft SQL Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (11, 12, 15)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (6, 7)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and above
SAP Business One SAP HANA SLES 11 SP4 n1-highmem-32
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Server Any Google Compute Engine instance that satisfies Business One hardware requirements
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Windows Server
Any Google Compute Engine instance that satisfies SAP Hybris minimum requirements

Certified Compute Engine machine types

You can use any of the following general-purpose, compute-optimized, or custom machine types for SAP NetWeaver workloads.

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.

For more information about all of the available Compute Engine machine types, 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. Compute-optimized machine types have a higher CPU thread speed, improved single threaded processing, and higher SAPS per core.

The c2-standard machine types offer the highest performance per core on Compute Engine. Built on Intel Cascade Lake, the latest generation Intel scalable processors, the c2-standard machine types offer up to 3.1 Ghz base frequency, and 3.8 Ghz all-core-turbo.

Compute-optimized machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
c2-standard-4 4 16 Intel Cascade Lake 5,189
c2-standard-8 8 32 Intel Cascade Lake 10,750
c2-standard-16 16 64 Intel Cascade Lake 20,731
c2-standard-30 30 120 Intel Cascade Lake 36,405
c2-standard-60 60 240 Intel Cascade Lake 70,683

General-purpose machine types

The n1-standard machine types are suitable for tasks that have a balance of CPU and memory needs. Standard machine types have 3.75 GB of memory per vCPU.

For the n1 series of machine types, a vCPU is implemented as a single hardware hyper-thread on one of the available CPU Platforms.

General-purpose machines vCPUs Memory (GB) Minimum CPU platform SAPS
General-purpose 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
High-memory, general-purpose 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

Custom machine types

Custom machine types of up to 96 vCPU and either 3.75 or 6.5 GB per vCPU allow you to tailor the size of your Compute Engine VM to your workload.

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.

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