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YatseaLi
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In response to the increasing voices for support B1H on virtualization environment from the market, along with the announcement of support B1H on VMware vSphere for productive usage some time ago, now SAP has just officially added the Amazon Web Services to the portfolio of production support SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA on on public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms. The central information about B1H availability on public cloud can be found on this note. 2058870 - SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA on public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platfo...


Two major EC2 instance types of AWS have been certified for productive B1H with a joint effort of SAP and Amazon, as c3.8xlarge with a memory of 60 G RAM and r3.8xlarge with a memory of 244 G. In addition, another two types of EC2 instance have also been certified for non-productive use as r3.2xlarge and r3.4xlarge. A certified matrix of AWS for B1H as below:












































Scenario

 



Instance Type


RAM (GiB)


General Purpose (SSD)


Total SAP HANA Volume Size (GiB)


Production


c3.8xlarge


60


4 x 334


1336


Production


r3.8xlarge


244


4 x 667


2668


Non-Production


r3.2xlarge


61


4 x 334


1336


Non-Production


r3.4xlarge


122


4 x 334


1336

More detail about the specification and pricing of these instances


Specification:      http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/


Pricing:               http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/


Cost Estimation: Amazon Web Services Simple Monthly Calculator


For example,  a HANA Server of B1H on c3.8xlarge + 50 hours/week + 3 years medium reserve may cost 389.35 USD every month


Important Tip: To lower the monthly bill from AWS, you are recommended to stop the instance if they are not in use, such as after office hours in workdays, during the weekend and holidays. For the AWS expense is calculated by hours. Otherwise, you may receive a bill from AWS over 1000 USD by month.


Production Usage:


The support matrix by instance, maximum concurrent user and how-to guide can find in the note mentioned above.

























IaaS Provider



Instance Type



Maximum number of


concurrent users



Documentation



Amazon Web Services



c3.8xlarge



25


New AWS Quick Start – SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA | AWS Official Blog

Amazon Web Services



r3.8xlarge



30



New AWS Quick Start – SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA | AWS Official Blog



You should go through how-to guide carefullyabout how to deploy SAP B1 on HANA on AWS step by step. The certified AMS instances just provision an empty virtual machine. All the components of SAP HANA and B1H have to be installed by manual as it is in physical servers. Please refer to the following documents about how to install/upgrade SAP HANA and B1H:




To speed up the B1H setup on AWS,  you are recommended to create an Amazon Machine Image for rapid deployment afterwards.