Assessing Your Current SAP Landscape


Intro & Overview
Databases & Migration
Course Summary
2m 41s

The starting point with any migration project is determining what exactly is to be migrated. On the face of it, this may seem like a straightforward task. Moving from an on-premises or privately hosted environment to Azure is just swapping one infrastructure for another. However, migrating an SAP landscape to Azure presents some unique challenges that can only be adequately addressed if we accurately know the current source state, that is, the existing landscape.

Azure does not support all the hardware, operating systems, and database platforms that SAP runs on. Moving to a new OS or database platform adds another significant dimension to the migration process.  This course investigates which landscape elements need to be considered and how they can affect the deployment design along with the migration strategy. We will also see what tools are available to help with assessing an SAP landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why existing landscape assessment is important
  • Learn ways to find landscape components
  • Learn methods to determine landscape size and database size
  • Understand how can Azure Migrate help with landscape assessment

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who is looking to migrate their SAP landscape to an Azure environment and wants to understand what to consider before doing so.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of Azure and SAP.


Hi, welcome to this course on assessing your current SAP landscape. This course looks at the first steps in the SAP to Azure migrations process, that is, taking stock of your current SAP environment. Unlike other migrations, where you are changing the software and possibly the platform, in this situation, you might just be changing the infrastructure, although you may choose to upgrade SAP as part of the process. While other software systems have minimum requirements and prerequisites, SAP is particularly prescriptive and stringent on what hardware, operating systems, databases, and network topology they require and will support. Microsoft has a close relationship with SAP, first as a customer using SAP internally, starting in 1993. Then as a certified technology partner, and finally as an SAP hosting or infrastructure as a service provider. This long and close multifaceted relationship gives Microsoft a valuable insight into how best to provide a robust and cost-effective environment for SAP systems. As this course focuses heavily on the SAP elements of migration, it is assumed that you have a working knowledge of components in an SAP landscape.   

My name is Hallam Webber, and I'll be your instructor for this course. We welcome all comments and feedback, so please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions or comments. Let's dive in.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.