Architecting a High Availability SAP NetWeaver Infrastructure: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful, Cost-Effective Implementation

  • by Matt Kangas, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager, SAP
  • March 15, 2007
Providing high availability (HA) for an enterprise service-oriented architecture like SAP NetWeaver is a challenge — typical setups include multiple integrated SAP systems that are required around the clock for continuous, one-step business scenarios. This article helps you meet this challenge in your own systems by explaining the SAP NetWeaver architecture, its configuration, the procedures involved, and the implications of these elements on systems availability. It starts with an overview of HA basics, and then discusses the technical details of an HA setup with SAP NetWeaver, including topics such as architectural single points of failure (SPOFs) and ways to isolate and protect such failure points.

Matt Kangas

Matt Kangas works for SAP Labs as a US product manager for SAP NetWeaver Application Server. He specializes in systems topics including architecture, software lifecycle management, platforms, ITS, high availability, installations, upgrades, and monitoring. Matt has lent his multiple skills and talents to SAP for more than seven years, and spent more than five years in the field as a Basis consultant.

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