Options for Deploying SAP on Azure

Introduction

When we deploy SAP on Azure, a lot of things runs behind it. From creating infrastructure, to creating a builds and ultimately deploying them out using various tools. In this article we will try to explore all the possible options for Deploying SAP on Azure.

Options for Deploying SAP on Azure

Both SAP and Microsoft Azure provide various ways to deploy SAP on Azure, they are via:

  • Azure Portal
  • SAP Cloud Application Library (CAL)
  • Terraform and Ansible
  • Arm Templates and Ansible

Deployment of SAP on Azure using Azure Portal

We can go directly to the Azure Portal.

Deployment of SAP on Azure using Azure Portal

Using the available resources here, we can manually provision all the required artifacts relevant to SAP. Then we can either provision SAP Virtual Machines or even have Azure Virtual Machines, and then install SAP bits over these Virtual Machines.

Deployment of SAP on Azure using SAP Cloud Application Library (CAL)

We can go to SAP Cloud Application Library (CAL).

Deployment of SAP on Azure using SAP Cloud Application Library

Here SAP provides option to connect to Azure system. It also provides various products that you can deploy to you Azure Subscription.

Deployment of SAP on Azure using Terraform and Ansible

You can build and deploy code of Architecture i.e. the networking, the storage, etc using Terraform. And then you can build and deploy code of SAP, SAP bits and other required configurations using Ansible.

Deployment of SAP on Azure using Arm Templates and Ansible

You can build and deploy code of Architecture i.e. the networking, the storage, etc using Arm Templates. These templates are maintained by Azure, and it stands for Azure Resource Manager templates. And then you can build and deploy code of SAP, SAP bits and other required configurations using Ansible.

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