Release notes

This page contains announcements that are important to users of SAP on Google Cloud, including:

  • SAP certifications of Google Cloud products and services
  • Releases, updates, or deprecations of the Google Cloud products, services, and support that are used with SAP on Google Cloud
  • Relevant known issues and bug fixes

For announcements about Compute Engine VMs, persistent disks, OS images, and other offerings that are not specific to SAP on Google Cloud, see the Compute Engine release notes page.

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September 15, 2021

Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP NetWeaver, version 2.0 is generally available

Version 2.0 of the monitoring agent for SAP NetWeaver is now generally available (GA). For Linux, version 2.0 of the monitoring agent provides a simpler installation and upgrade path that conforms to the standard OS-based package management. For Windows, only the service name is changed to google-sapnetweavermonitoring-agent.

The information collected by version 2.0 of the monitoring agent for SAP NetWeaver is the same as version 1.0.

For more information, see SAP NetWeaver Planning Guide.

August 31, 2021

SAP HANA Fast Restart and Compute Engine M2 machines speed memory-error recovery

Compute Engine recently updated M2 VM types so that they can keep running when uncorrectable memory errors occur by using memory-poisoning recovery. Except for the block affected by the error, SAP HANA Fast Restart can then maintain all data in memory, which significantly reduces restart time because only the affected block is reloaded.

For more information, see Memory-error recovery with Fast Restart on Compute Engine VMs.

August 05, 2021

High-availability cluster configuration guidance has changed

To minimize the likelihood of timing errors during a restart after failover, the guidance for setting up Pacemaker clusters on Linux for SAP has changed to include setting a short delay in the startup of Corosync after a failover.

For more information, see:

August 02, 2021

Google Cloud Connector for SAP LaMa is generally available

The Google Cloud Connector for SAP Landscape Management 3.0, enterprise edition, is now generally available (GA).

For more information, see the Connector for SAP Landscape Management planning guide.

July 15, 2021

SAP HANA: sizing guidelines for persistent disks reduced

For most Compute Engine VM types that are certified for SAP HANA, Google Cloud has reduced the required minimum sizes of SSD and balanced persistent disks that are used for block storage by reducing the amount of storage that is allocated to the /hana/data volume from 1.5x memory to 1.2x memory. Google Cloud also updated the Deployment Manager templates that Google Cloud provides for SAP HANA to use the reduced sizes.

For more information, see Minimum sizes for SSD and balanced persistent disks.

June 30, 2021

SAP HANA certification: 12 TB m2-ultramem-416 machine type for OLAP workloads

SAP has certified the Compute Engine 12 TB m2-ultramem-416 machine type for SAP HANA with OLAP workloads in an SAP HANA scale-up configuration that must be sized by using SAP workload-based sizing methods.

For more information, see Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA.

SAP NetWeaver is supported on Bare Metal Solution with more database types

In addition to SAP HANA, you can now run SAP NetWeaver on Bare Metal Solution servers for production workloads with other SAP NetWeaver supported database types, such as Oracle databases.

For more information, see SAP NetWeaver on Bare Metal Solution planning guide.

June 29, 2021

SAP HANA high-availability configurations for SUSE: Google Cloud changed its guidance for the definition of the SAPHana primitive resource by increasing the recommended value of the op monitor interval option for both the primary and secondary nodes.

For more information, see Create the SAPHana primitive resource.

June 10, 2021

SAP NetWeaver high-availability cluster documentation for SLES

A new load-balancer-based configuration guide for SAP NetWeaver high-availability clusters on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is available for use.

For more information, see the HA cluster configuration guide for SAP NetWeaver on SLES.

May 26, 2021

GA: Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP HANA, version 2

Version 2.0 of the monitoring agent for SAP HANA is now generally available. V2.0 represents a complete refactoring of the monitoring agent for SAP HANA. A new Cloud Monitoring dashboard template for SAP HANA data is now also available for use with V2.0.

For more information, see Monitoring agent for SAP HANA V2.0 planning guide.

May 05, 2021

Updated SAP HANA certification of the 6 TB m2-megamem-416 machine type

For OLAP workloads, the SAP certification of the Compute Engine 6 TB m2-megamem-416 machine type now includes:

  • Scale-out configurations up to 16 nodes.
  • Compute Engine persistent disks for storage in scale-up or scale-out configurations.

For more information, see Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA.

April 19, 2021

File sharing options for SAP on Google Cloud: New guidance has been published to help you determine the best file sharing option for your SAP deployments on Google Cloud.

For more information, see File sharing solutions for SAP on Google Cloud.

April 15, 2021

SAP HANA high-availability configurations on Red Hat: If you configured a RHEL HA cluster for SAP HANA before April 15, 2021 by following the Google Cloud documentation, you need to modify the location constraints of your cluster fencing devices to avoid possible race conditions during failovers.

To see the updated documentation to correct the issue, see Set up fencing, step 1.b.

March 31, 2021

The Cloud Data Fusion plugin for SAP is now available. With the SAP Table Batch Source plugin and Cloud Data Fusion, you can create a data pipeline to integrate your SAP data with your data repositories on Google Cloud.

For more information, see Using the SAP Table Batch Source plugin.

The Deployment Manager template that Google Cloud provides to automate the deployment of Linux high-availability clusters for SAP HANA now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images.

For more information, see Automated SAP HANA HA deployment with load-balancer VIP implementation.

March 12, 2021

The Google Storage Backint agent for SAP HANA has been updated to version 1.0.8. You can now upload backups to Cloud Storage faster using the Backint agent parallel upload function.

For more information, see Parallel uploads.

March 11, 2021

Deployment checklists for SAP on Google Cloud: These additions to the SAP on Google Cloud documentation can help you to migrate your SAP systems to Google Cloud quickly and to avoid costly missteps in the process.

For more information, see Overview of the SAP on Google Cloud deployment checklists.

March 02, 2021

Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP NetWeaver, Version 1.1 is now available. This new version removes automatic updates so that you can control when new versions are applied to your system. It also adds support for Bare Metal Solution environments.

For information about the new update method, see Updating the monitoring agent for SAP NetWeaver.

New SAP certifications: For SAP NetWeaver, the following Compute Engine virtual machine types that use the AMD CPU platform are certified by SAP:

  • n2d-standard-128
  • n2d-standard-224
  • n2d custom machine type vCPU limit increased to 96

For more information, see:

March 01, 2021

The preview release of Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP HANA, version 2 is now available. Version 2.0 represents a complete refactoring of the monitoring agent for SAP HANA.

For more information, see Monitoring agent for SAP HANA V2.0 planning guide.

Version 1.0 of the Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP HANA is deprecated. For new installations, use the Google Cloud monitoring agent for SAP HANA V2.0.

Support for version 1 of the monitoring agent for SAP HANA ends on December 31, 2021.

For information about version 2, see Monitoring agent for SAP HANA V2.0 planning guide.

February 16, 2021

For SAP HANA host auto-failover, version 2.0 of the gceStorageClient is now available with a new human-readable name: Google Cloud Storage Manager for SAP HANA Standby Nodes (Storage Manager for SAP HANA for short). The new version uses RPM Package Manager for installation and updates, and supports all versions of SAP HANA that are in mainstream maintenance.

For more information, see SAP HANA host auto-failover on Google Cloud.

Version 1.n releases of the gceStorageClient for SAP HANA host auto-failover are deprecated.

If you are using a version 1.n release, upgrade to version 2.0 of the gceStorageClient, the Google Cloud Storage Manager for SAP HANA Standby Nodes, at your earliest convenience, but before support is discontinued.

Version 1.n releases of the gceStorageClient will be supported until December 31, 2021.

To determine which version you are running, see Deprecation of version 1.n releases of the storage manager for SAP HANA.

January 20, 2021

New SAP certifications: For SAP HANA, the following Bare Metal Solution bare-metal machine types are certified by SAP:

  • o2-ultramem-672-metal
  • o2-ultramem-896-metal

For more information, see Certified machine types for SAP HANA.

New SAP certifications: For SAP NetWeaver, the following Bare Metal Solution bare-metal machine types are certified by SAP:

  • o2-standard-32-metal
  • o2-standard-48-metal
  • o2-standard-112-metal
  • o2-highmem-224-metal

For more information, see Bare Metal Solution machine types.

November 25, 2020

New SAP certifications: For SAP NetWeaver, the following Compute Engine virtual machine types that use the AMD CPU platform are certified by SAP:

  • n2d-highmem-48
  • n2d-highmem-64
  • n2d-highmem-80
  • n2d-highmem-96
  • n2d-standard-48
  • n2d-standard-64
  • n2d-standard-80
  • n2d-standard-96

For more information, see N2D general-purpose machine types.

You can now automate the deployment of SAP HANA in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server high-availability (HA) cluster that uses the recommended TCP internal load balancer implementation for the virtual IP address.

For more information, see Automated deployment of Linux high-availability clusters for SAP HANA.

The sap_hana_ha/template.yaml file that is provided by Google Cloud to deploy SAP HANA in a SLES high-availability cluster that uses a virtual IP address (VIP) with an alias-IP implementation is deprecated.

As a replacement, use the new sap_hana_ha_ilb/template.yaml file that uses a TCP internal load balancer for the VIP, as described in Automated SAP HANA HA deployment on SLES with load-balancer VIP implementation.

The deprecated template and the corresponding documentation, Automated SAP HANA SLES HA deployment with alias-IP VIP implementation, will continue to be available for at least 12 months from today.

November 06, 2020

New SAP certifications: SAP has certified the following operating systems for SAP HANA on Google Cloud:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

See Certified operating systems for SAP HANA.

October 01, 2020

New guidance for using Compute Engine persistent disks, including balanced persistent disks, with SAP applications and SAP HANA on Google Cloud. See SAP HANA Persistent disk storage.

September 30, 2020

Google Cloud Connector for SAP Landscape Management launched in private preview. If you are interested in participating in the preview, contact the preview coordinators sap-lama-support@google.com.

September 24, 2020

New SAP certification: SAP HANA OLTP workloads on the Compute Engine 6 TB m2-megamem-416 machine type. See Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA.

August 31, 2020

The Cloud Storage Backint agent for SAP HANA is GA with new options for encryption, removal of automatic updates, and other enhancements. See Cloud Storage Backint agent for SAP HANA overview.

August 04, 2020

New guidance for SAP HANA high availability deployments regarding available high-availability cluster configurations. See OS-native HA clusters for SAP HANA on Google Cloud.

July 29, 2020

New SAP certification: S/4HANA scale out on the Compute Engine 12 TB m2-ultramem-416 machine type. See Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA.

July 16, 2020

New guidance for SAP HANA high-availability deployments, including steps for migrating a virtual IP implementation from alias IP to a new internal load balancer implementation. See Migrating a VIP in a SLES HA cluster to an internal load balancer.

June 29, 2020

New SAP certification: SAP HANA OLAP workloads on the Compute Engine 6 TB m2-megamem-416 machine type with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service. See Certified Compute Engine VMs for SAP HANA.

June 23, 2020

New guidance for configuring Linux high-availability clusters for SAP HANA is now available for the users of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating systems. See:

This page includes release announcements from approximately the end of June, 2020 to the present. For more information about the Google Cloud products, services, and solutions that are available for SAP, see: