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SAP SD Benchmark on vSphere 5

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The first SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark performed on July 19, 2011, by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany, was certified on August 02, 2011, with the following data:

Certification number: 2011027

Number of SAP SD benchmark users: 4,600
Average dialog response time: 0.99 seconds

    Throughput

Fully processed order line items per hour: 502,330
Dialog steps per hour: 1,507,000
SAPS: 25,120
Average database request time (dialog/update): 0.017 sec / 0.029 sec
CPU utilization of central server: 98%
Operating system, central server: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 on VMware vSphere 5.0
RDBMS: MaxDB 7.8
SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

    Configuration

No. of servers : 1
Usage : Central server

    Hardware

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S6, 2 processors / 12 cores / 24 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5690, 3.46 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 128 KB L2 cache per core, 12 MB L3 cache per processor, 96 GB main memory

Segmentation / CPU utilization in virtual machines : 1 virtual machine (VM) using 24 virtual CPUs
CPU utilization of VM1 (DB/Dia/Upd/Msg/Enq): 98%

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Friday, December 18th, 2009

I am going to look for and take as many as options…

Mozilla Service Week-Be The Difference

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

If you believe the Internet should make life better. Join us the week of September 14-21, 2009, as we take action to make a difference in our communities, our world, our Web. Mozilla Service Week-Be The Difference!

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What We Can Do

Tell a friend about Mozilla Service Week. And then tell a stranger. (Or that guy at work who’s a whiz with computers.) Send an email to friends and acquaintances telling them about Mozilla Service Week.

The more people you tell about Mozilla Service Week, the more opportunities we have to find people who want to pledge their support – or ask for our help. Help us recruit more volunteers! Download site badges and flyers to spread the word about Mozilla Service Week.

Get the word out by posting news, video or pictures on your blog, Twitter or Identi.Ca, and video and photo sites. Tag your posts with “mozservice09″ so they’re easy to find.

Now you know what to do in a better way… go on people… be the difference!

DOWNLOAD SAP TOP 10 WEBCASTS

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

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Weathering The Economy
Although economic downturn is an inevitable part of the business cycle, its impact does not have to be the same for every business. While many companies struggle, the prepared ones can thrive in tough times. Better yet, smart companies see economic uncertainty as a rare opportunity to expand as competitors pull back. The “how”, however, lies within the collective wisdom of companies like yours.
The New Face of Business Intelligence
Discover how trends such as consolidation and rationalization are transforming the business intelligence landscape from both a functionality and a marketplace perspective
Find out more about the drivers behind SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects and how Business Objects software can add and extend value to SAP customers
Hear from a leading analyst and an SAP expert on recommendations and next steps for SAP customers embarking on or redesigning a business intelligence strategy
SAP Customer Relationship Management
Learn how the latest release of SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) can help you develop and execute customer-driven strategies by providing a simple and powerful foundation to support collaborative end-to-end processes. See a demonstration of the new functionality in SAP CRM, including the new user interface, next-generation trade promotion management, business communications management, and marketing development funds management.
Customer Enterprise SOA Deployment Strategies and Drivers
SAP has executed an extensive customer program in which more than 150 enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) customer projects have been analyzed in terms of deployment strategies and impact to IT and business. Hear a compelling selection of true-life examples, from small projects to bigger strategic deployments of enterprise SOA, including Nortel Networks as a customer proof point.
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution by John Schwarz
John Schwarz is CEO of Business Objects, an SAP company, and a member of the SAP Executive Board. He is responsible for all aspects of the Business Objects’ operations, including the go-to-market activities and development, as well as the integration of the SAP Business Objects unit into SAP.
Delivering Results with Business Intelligence
High-performance organizations recognize that business intelligence is a strategic imperative that requires no more justification than operational applications, e-mail, or a local area network. Learn how Business Objects, an SAP company, can meet all of your strategic requirements while ensuring delivery of the right information to the right users at the right time.
Business Process Management in Action: No Detours from Model to Execution
Learn about modeling, executing, and monitoring business processes and business rules without having to write a single line of code. Hear how to utilize tools based on the business process modeling notation (BPMN) to build composite processes that interact with users and integrate with back-end systems through enterprise services. Learn how customers use this technology to manage differentiating business scenarios.
Building an Enterprise SOA with SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise Services
While organizations want faster and continuous process innovation in order to gain a competitive edge, they must simultaneously maintain the stability of their core processes. Hear how SAP Business Suite applications and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform provide packaged enterprise services and the technology platform for business and IT agility and standardization.
Business Objects: The New Face of Business Intelligence
Learn how the new business intelligence (BI) platform delivers a complete suite of functionalities to all people across your organization. Hear customer stories of how Business Objects delivers a complete solution – from the world standard in reporting to best-of-breed information management – all on a single platform optimized for your SAP environment.
Delivering Superior Customer Value through End-to-End Business Processes
Learn how you can leverage the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application as well as other SAP Business Suite applications to support end-to-end processes in sales, marketing, and service. Hear SAP and BayerMaterial Science AG describe how you can use SAP solutions to bring unique value to customer-facing processes within your organization and launch successful initiatives.

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25th December

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Another Christmas come and gone !!

Let There be Light and Freedom

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I was interested to make some points which I mentioned below at work-place, and I was not satisfied with the way it went

and I named : Let There be Light and Freedom

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
-M K Gandhi

I am not here for any Anti-Microsoft-ism or a flame war, but the happenings and the hot keywords buzzing around, Linux, Open Source, Virtualization and Total Cost of Ownership [TCO].

    Linux: The Choice of Freedom

Today Linux is being used everywhere. Linux has proved it’s suitability for every workload–even the largest, most business-mission critical applications. Its security, performance and economic benefits can be applied to every level in the IT infrastructure. On the other hand Open source is powerful and it’s un-stoppable. The major Linux vendors like Red Hat and Novell/SUSE Linux are built on the open standards.

Of course, Linux dominates. The quality of Open Source software is well established. The Figure 1 shows the ranking of most available servers on the Internet.

    OpenSource Rules: Open Source is powerful. Open Source is unstoppable

According to “Wiki” the online encyclopedia, Open source is a set of principles and practices that promote access to the design and production of goods and knowledge. The term is most commonly applied to the source code of software that is available to the general public with relaxed or non-existent intellectual property restrictions. This allows users to create software content through incremental individual effort or through collaboration.

Another important point to note that Open Source software differs significantly from “freeware”. Freeware is software distributed without a fee, but without source code access but Open Source software allows anyone to inspect, identifies, and resolve flaws in the code.

The Open Source model doesn’t hide its code like Microsoft which claims that secret code is more secure. Although that seems reasonable at first glance, in reality it is patently false. When I heard this statement for the first time, I took a little while for a conclusion. Hundreds of thousands of Open Source developers, testers, bug-fixers and maintainers work as a community around the globe to make sure the flexibility, innovation, reliability, faster development of the project they working on. Sourceforge.net, a leading website for Open Source software, hosts over 130,000 projects and has 1.4 million registered users. This power exceeds that of even the mightiest proprietary software company. What would be your conclusion, by seeing the Figure 2 – Open Source movement.

    Virtualization: Many to One

Virtualization is a technology with wide range of options to improve the usage of the hardware resources and greater potentials to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership [TCO]. All most all Linux distribution now bundled with virtualization capabilities and Microsoft may have it’s built in server virtualization technology with the upcoming Windows Server-2008. Now in the market with their Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Why do we require virtualization technique and how does it reduce the cost.
Think about a business model which requires to develop and test its business applications on different platforms, which in turn required different hardware, its administration, space requirement at datacenter or inside a server rack. How do you feel if all these platform and test environment in one hardware with same performance? I think this simplifies and accelerate the productivity with low power usage. That is what virtualization does.

The most common virtualization technologies are:
0. Operating System Virtualization
1. Server Virtualization
2. Desktop Virtualization
3. Application Virtualization
4. Storage Virtualization

The major players of virtual machines are XEN, KVM and VMware with their own pros and cons.

Redhat and SUSE Linux run their Para-virtualization technology on Xen, an open source virtual machine system.

    TCO: Total Cost of Ownership

The decision makers and the IT managers of an organization consider the fact and myth about TCO, when they venture into any kind of technology deployment. This is critical and important because it’s a long term deal with the technology. Hope you might have seen the Microsoft Ad campaign/survey over the internet named “Get the Fact” Microsoft Vs Linux over TCO.

If you have already seen or ever get a chance to read about Get the Fact whitepapers in future, would you consider the following “facts”

The study NOT talk about Client Access License [CAL], the key section of a product’s licensing cost. Linux doesn’t charge you a license fee for every user accessing the server like Microsoft does.

Redhat Linux says, their subscriptions are not tied to a machine. When the hardware requirements change, Redhat subscription can be transferred to a replacement or a new machine for no additional cost. For one annual subscription, the customer gets access to the technology, documentation, updates, upgrades and un-limited technical support.

According to Novell’s Suse Linux, the figures are based on a subscription fee of $50 for Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop [SLED], compared to $299 for a Windows Vista license, as well as additional maintenance fees of $86 for Vista Business. SLED costs $50 for one year and $125 for three years, compared to Vista’s $385 for one year and $557 for three years. Add in the fact that Novell’s SLED contains a version of the OpenOffice.org, an OpenSource office productivity suite while Microsoft Office costs an additional $400 to $500.

When the Robert Frances Group study, titled “TCO For Application Servers: Comparing Linux With Windows And Solaris” and commissioned by IBM, compared the cost of acquiring, implementing, and running an application server on Linux, Windows, and Sun Solaris, it found that Linux is 40% less expensive than a comparable x86-based Windows server and 54% less than a comparable Sparc-based Solaris server. The Linux server’s costs were $40,149, compared with $67,559 for Windows and $86,478 for Solaris.
Never follow the summary or wacky ads of a survey. Make sure you have got the information that how the authors collected and analyze the data on what basis. Does that really mean to your organization and technology. And finally who sponsored the survey, was it biased.

Conclusion:

Where do we see the world of OpenSource and Linux stand by today? If you still feel the darkness around you, all I have to say: Let there be light and freedom.

Reference:

0. Official Redhat linux website http://www.redhat.com/rhel/resource_center/
1. Novell Suse linux website http://www.novell.com/linux
2. Frances Group study, titled “TCO For Application Servers: Comparing Linux With Windows And Solaris” and commissioned by IBM.
3. Online encyclopedia, Wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Free_software
4. Succeeding with Open Source by Bernard Golden
5. The Practical Manager’s Guide to Open Source by Maria Winslow

Kernel Update List

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

There were times I need to get the update of latest stable version of the Linux kernel, pre-patch, snapshots of 2.6.x.x 2.4.x and with a single click; you are watching :)

Kernel update list:

I am still a linux boy and SAP on top of it now!

SAP admits to ‘inappropriate downloads’ in Oracle case

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Responding to a lawsuit filed by Oracle earlier this year, SAP admitted on Tuesday that its TomorrowNow division in the U.S. made some “inappropriate downloads” from an Oracle Web site but said SAP never had access to the material.
Even a single inappropriate download is unacceptable from my perspective,” Kagermann said in a statement: “We regret very much that this occurred.

The company launched a Web site where it will publish information related to the case, including court filings and a time line of events.

Ahmedabad_00

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Just another day to have many wishes and blessings.

May be the day make me to jot these text after a long time and I am traveling.

I am on my way to Ahmedabad, another assignment.

Well..well…well, I’m doing well and g00d. How ya are doin ?

Delhi_Goodbye

Friday, May 4th, 2007

I got a chance to thank my colleagues and the people worked with me at client’s place, and I wrote for them all.

Dear All,

Everyday has got its own freshness, a lot to remember and forget.
Today is my last day with you in “client”; I am released and got to go.

With your permission, I write down this texting to thank you all.

Thanks a bunch for “ALL” of your support, co-operation, understanding and for the g00d time.
I had a great Team. Yes I did !

I can’t resist telling this at least, I really enjoyed my late night and the wee hours of this project.
A lot to remember!!!

Thank you all once again and wishing you Good Luck.

I don’t wanna say keep in touch, keep in sight… I should say; at least try!!!

Pretty please, with sugar on top; try.

Mob : +91-xxxxxxxxxx
e-mail: name@company.com vipinATvipinsagarDOTnet

Adios

~sagar

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