Certifications for SAP HANA on GCP

SAP certifies a wide range of Compute Engine virtual machines for use with SAP HANA on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). SAP also certifies Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA dynamic tiering.

Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA

The following table shows the Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) types and operating systems that are certified by SAP for production use on GCP. Except where noted in the table, SAP supports the VM types in both single-host (scale-up) and multi-host (scale-out) installations. Scale-out installations can include up to 15 worker hosts, for a total of 16 hosts.

Custom VM types are also certified by SAP, as long as the number of vCPUs is between 32 and 64, and the ratio of memory to vCPUs is 6.5 GB per vCPU.

The table also lists the certified versions of both the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating systems.

For more information about the supported operating systems, see Operating system support for SAP HANA on GCP.

For more information about different VM types and their use cases, see machine types.

Some VM types might not be available in all GCP regions. To confirm that a machine type is available in a region, see Available regions & zones.

SAP lists the certified VM instance types for SAP HANA in the SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

GCP instance type vCPU Memory (GB) Operating system CPU platform
N1 high-memory, general-purpose machine types
n1-highmem-32 32 208 RHEL 7.3 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell
n1-highmem-64 64 416 RHEL 7.3 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell
n1-highmem-96 96 624 RHEL 7.3 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Skylake
M1 memory-optimized machine types
m1-megamem-96 96 1,433 RHEL 7.3 for SAP
RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 11 SP4
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Skylake
m1-ultramem-40
   (Scale up only,
   OLTP workloads only)
40 Up to 961 RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell
m1-ultramem-80
   (Scale up only,
   OLTP workloads only)
80 Up to 1,922 RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell
m1-ultramem-160 160 Up to 3,844 RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell
M2 memory-optimized machine types
m2-ultramem-208
   (Scale up only,
   OLTP workloads only)
208 Up to 5,888 RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Cascade Lake
m2-ultramem-416
   (Scale up only,
   OLTP workloads only)
416 Up to 11,776 RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Cascade Lake
Custom general-purpose machines
Custom 32-64 6.5 GB for each vCPU RHEL 7.4 for SAP
RHEL 7.6 for SAP
SLES 12 SP1
SLES 12 SP1 for SAP
SLES 12 SP2
SLES 12 SP2 for SAP
SLES 12 SP3
SLES 12 SP3 for SAP
SLES 12 SP4
SLES 12 SP4 for SAP
SLES 15
SLES 15 for SAP
Intel Broadwell

If the instance types that are available from Compute Engine don't meet the memory requirements of your SAP HANA system, additional options are available through partners that provide managed services. To find a partner that offers managed services for SAP HANA, contact sales.

Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA dynamic tiering

On GCP, SAP HANA dynamic tiering must be installed on a dedicated virtual machine (VM). The following table shows the Compute Engine virtual machines that are certified by SAP for SAP HANA dynamic tiering on GCP.

Warm store capacity Production certified VM shapes
512 GB
1,300 GB
5,000 GB
10,000 GB
n1-highmem-8
n1-highmem-16
n1-highmem-32
n1-megamem-96
Custom configurations
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