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Scaling SAP in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Environment

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Executive Summary

This paper describes the performance and scaling of SAP running in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 guests on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 host with the KVM hypervisor. The host was deployed on a dual socket, quad core, 2.93 GHz, Intel Xeon X5570 Nehalem system with 48GB of RAM and support for hyper-threading technology; comprising a total of 8 cores and 16 hyper-threads. The workload used was the SAP LinuxLab Certification Suite (SLCS), a tool created by SAP for software and hardware vendors to ensure the smooth operation of SAP software on their platforms.

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