Course Overview

This course teaches IT Professionals experienced in SAP solutions how to leverage Azure resources that include deployment and configuration of virtual machines, virtual networks, storage accounts, and Azure AD that includes implementing and managing hybrid identities. Students of this course will learn through concepts, scenarios, procedures, and hands-on labs how to best plan and implement migration and operation of an SAP solution on Azure. Your will receive guidance on subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution.

Key Learning Areas

  • Migrate SAP Workloads to Azure
  • Design an Azure Solution to Support SAP Workloads
  • Build and Deploy Azure for SAP Workloads
  • Validate Azure Infrastructure for SAP Workloads
  • Operationalize Azure SAP Architecture

Course Outline

Explore Azure for SAP Workloads

  • Discover the SAP and Microsoft partnership
  • Explore your options with SAP on Azure

Discover Common Terms and Meanings for SAP on Azure

  • Discover common terms and meanings for SAP, Azure, and SAP deployments on Azure

Identify SAP-Certified Configurations

  • Explore general prerequisites for SAP support in public cloud environments
  • Discover SAP certifications and configurations running on Microsoft Azure

Examine SAP NetWeaver with AnyDB on Azure Virtual Vachines

  • Explore SAP NetWeaver with AnyDB on Azure virtual machines and learn to recognize the architecture's components
  • Examine a sample functional workflow

Examine SAP S/4HANA on Azure Virtual Machines

  • Explore SAP S/4HANA on Azure virtual machines and learn to recognize the architecture's components.
  • Examine a sample functional workflow

Explore Azure for SAP Compute

  • Plan for implementing SAP solutions
  • Explore Azure virtual machines
  • Examine Azure virtual machine compute considerations.
  • Implement and verify the high availability of SAP HANA on Azure virtual machines

Explore Azure for SAP Networking

  • Explore Azure virtual networks
  • Examine Azure virtual machine networking considerations.
  • Examine load balancing considerations
  • Explore virtual network connectivity
  • Explore cross-premises connectivity

Explore Azure for SAP Storage

  • Explore Azure Storage types
  • Examine general database sizing
  • Examine SAP HANA Azure virtual machine storage configurations
  • Explore solutions with Premium Storage and Azure Write Accelerator for Azure M-Series virtual machines
  • Examine sizing for HANA databases on Azure NetApp Files

Explore Azure for SAP Databases

  • Explore database support of Azure for SAP workloads
  • Explore storing database files directly on Azure Blob Storage
  • Explore Azure virtual machine and blob storage security
  • Examine SQL Server and Oracle recommendations
  • Lab: Implement Linux clustering for SAP on Azure virtual machines
  • Lab: Implement Windows clustering for SAP on Azure virtual machines

Explore Identity Services for SAP on Azure

  • Define Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Define Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Discuss Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS)

Explore Remote Management for SAP on Azure

  • Consider remote management of Azure virtual machines
  • Set up the Azure connector for SAP Landscape Management
  • Explore access management

Explore Governance and Manageability for SAP on Azure

  • Explore Azure Resource Manager and Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Examine role-based access control and Azure Policy
  • Explore security and compliance services

Deploy Single-Instance Implementations of SAP on Azure (2-Tier and 3-Tier)

  • Explore deployment methodologies
  • Deploy via Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Prepare Azure virtual machines for a manual installation of SAP HANA
  • Implement SAP HANA scale-out

Implement High Availability in SAP NetWeaver with AnyDB on Azure Virtual Machines

  • Examine single SID 3-tier SAP NetWeaver high availability AnyDB deployment
  • Examine multi-SID 3-tier SAP NetWeaver high availability AnyDB deployment
  • Set up a Windows Server failover cluster for an SAP ASCS-SCS instance
  • Examine the Installation of SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition for the SAP ASCS-SCS cluster shared disk
  • Lab: Implement SAP architecture on Azure VMs running Linux
  • Lab: Implement SAP architecture on Azure VMs running Windows

Implement High Availability for SAP Workloads in Azure

  • Explore high availability and disaster recovery support of Azure for SAP workloads
  • Examine principal architectures
  • Determine latency between Azure virtual machines across Availability Zones

Implement Disaster Recovery for SAP Workloads in Azure

  • Explore disaster recovery of SAP workloads
  • Combine availability within one region and across regions
  • Explore site recovery
  • Implement disaster recovery for SAP deployments across Azure regions with Azure Site Recovery

Perform Backups and Restores for SAP Workloads on Azure

  • Explore backup and restore of Azure virtual machines
  • Explore application backup
  • Explore SAP HANA backup
  • Explore Oracle backup
  • Explore SQL Server backups

Use the Planning and Deployment Checklist for SAP Workloads on Azure

  • Examine the SAP workload planning and deployment checklist
  • Explore the phases from project preparation and planning and through the Go Live and post-production phases

Explore Migration Options for SAP on Azure

  • Analyze strategies for migrating SAP systems to Microsoft Azure
  • Compare classical migration options
  • Explore downtime-optimized migration

Migrate Very Large Databases (VLDB) to Azure for SAP

  • Explore very large database migration
  • Learn best practices for optimizing the source system, network upload, and the target system
  • Examine very large database migration best practices

Explore Monitoring Requirements of Azure for SAP Workloads

  • Examine monitoring, logging, and alerting services
  • Explore Azure Monitor and Log Analytics
  • Explore operating system and workload updates for Azure virtual machines

Configure the Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP

  • Explore the Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP
  • Configure the Azure Enhanced Monitoring Extension for SAP

Explore Licensing, Pricing, and Support for SAP on Azure Virtual Machines

  • Learn how to price Azure virtual machine-based solutions
  • Explore licensing, pricing, and support of Azure for SAP workloads

Who Benefits

This course is for Azure Administrators who migrate and manage SAP solutions on Azure. Azure Administrators manage the cloud services that span storage, networking, and compute cloud capabilities, with a deep understanding of each service across the full IT lifecycle. They take end-user requests for new cloud applications and make recommendations on services to use for optimal performance and scale, as well as provision, size, monitor and adjust as appropriate.

This role requires communicating and coordinating with vendors. Azure Administrators use the Azure Portal and as they become more proficient they use PowerShell and the Command Line Interface.



  • Hands-on experience with Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions, including VM, VNet, Load Balancers, Storage (Blob, Files, Disks).
  • Understanding of on-premises and cloud virtualization technologies, including: VMs, virtual networking, and virtual hard disks.
  • Understanding of network configuration, including TCP/IP, Domain Name System (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and encryption technologies.
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts
  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments.


  • Hands-on experience with SAP HANA administration.
  • Solid knowledge of SAP Applications, SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW, OS Servers for SAP Applications and Databases.
  • Understanding of SAP HANA deployment and configuration.
  • Knowledge of SAP products such as SAP HANA or SAP NetWeaver
  • AZ-104T00: Microsoft Azure Administrator