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HP High-Availability Guide for SAP on Microsoft Windows Server 2008

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Executive Summary

The latest Microsoft server operating system, Windows Server 2008, provides new features and significant enhancements over earlier releases. Stronger security and increased reliability - especially through re-engineered Failover Clustering - help to deploy business-critical SAP applications with levels of availability and configuration flexibility that are unprecedented in the Windows area. SAP support for multiple, independently-running SAP instances within a single cluster is just one example of the benefits one can achieve with the latest SAP and Windows releases. Later releases from Microsoft and SAP can help to follow the HP recommendations to deploy highly-available SAP production systems and to use clustering when there are 300 or more users. This paper provides a generic overview of high availability and introduces new Windows Server 2008 and SAP features.

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