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HP does it again! Outstanding performance for SAP ERP on Microsoft SQL Server/Windows Hyper-V

By Jodie Jordanger - HP Converged Systems


Powered by HP Converged Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V platform for virtualizing SAP solution-based environments has achieved the #1 result on a two-processor platform in a three-tier SAP ERP 6.0 EHP 5 Sales and Distribution (SD) environment. 


The results are stunning:  42,400 SAP SD benchmark users, 231,580 SAPS, and a response time of .99 seconds.  SeeSAP benchmark certification (#2013016),  June 8, 2013.*


Featuring HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blades, HP Virtual Connect-Fiber Channel software-defined networking, HP 3PAR Tier 1 storage, and HP FlexFabric bandwidth control, businesses can now reap the many benefits of this configuration, including:


  • Corporate-scale architecture running SAP on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and SQL Server 2012 software
  • Microsoft’s virtualization leadership in Intel two-processor performance demonstrated onathree-tier SAP SD benchmark setup
  • Building-block technology composed of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-Port Fiber Channel Module, and Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module for scalable efficiency and optimal performance
  • Rock-solid proof point for HP Converged Infrastructure, ready to provide a solid foundation for cloud computing


For additional information, please see the HP performance brief.


Please click on the links to find more information on the HP / SAP partnership and the HP / Microsoft partnership .


*Results as of June 21, 2013; details can be found at

The HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 setup was configured with 1 x BL460c Gen8 Server with 1 VM composed of 32 virtual processors on Intel Xeon E5-2680 Processors @ 2.70GHz (2 processors/16 cores/32 threads). The platform ran Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V operating system, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.


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