Hardware and Software Requirements
The following information are valid for Microsoft Windows based systems!
You check the hardware and software requirements using the requirement checklists in the
following sections. They give the minimum requirements for small SAP system installations
and do not include customer data. Depending on the amount of data involved, the
requirements might change. For a more precise sizing definition that reflects your particular
-> Use the SAP Quick Sizer tool that is available in the SAP Service Marketplace. You
enter information on your planned system and the tool calculates the requirements. For
more information, see the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/sizing
-> Contact a hardware vendor. The vendor can analyze the load and calculate suitable
hardware sizing for you.
-> Contact the person in charge of installation, or your Competence Center, or your
-> Use Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 as operating system. With Windows, you must use the English (International) version of the operating system, but you can use a different language for the graphical user interface (GUI). For more information, see SAP Note 362379. You specify the operating system language when you install the operating
-> For more information on Windows operating system security, see
-> For remote support, the remote connection specified in the contract agreement must be
available before installation. The Internet address setup at SAP and registration are dealt with during the installation.
-> You are only allowed to install an SAP system on certified hardware. AddOn Technology Center for SAP (AddOn TCS) certifies hardware platforms for SAP on
specified releases of Microsoft Windows. You can then run the SAP system on the
respective platform for all the combinations of the SAP system and databases released
by SAP for the specified Windows release. You can find more information about
certified platforms at www.saponwin.com
1. You see the checklists of the SAP system instances you want to install:
Central services instance
Dialog instance, if you want to install additional (J2EE) dialog instances
If you install multiple SAP system instances on one host, you need to add up the requirements.
2. You check the network requirements. For more information, see the documentation
Network Integration of SAP Servers in the SAP Service Marketplace at
For more information on SAP software in PC networks, see SAP Note 5324.
If you do not fully meet the relevant requirements, you might experience
problems when working with the SAP system.
Requirements Checklist for the Central Instance and Central Services Instance
The central instance host must meet the following requirements:
Suitable backup system
MS SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (Client Tools Only
Make sure that the host name fulfills the requirements listed in