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ExpressRoute Performance

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33m
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Description

SAP landscapes are substantial and complex deployments that require constant monitoring to ensure optimal and efficient operation. It's not practical to manually keep an "eye" on virtual machines and network resources to ensure they aren't overwhelmed by spikes in workload or sitting idle or underutilized, consequently wasting money. Azure provides several services and tools that assist in monitoring infrastructure use in near real-time with automated alerts and resource scaling. Azure provides built-in integration with SAP database and application logs, providing a complete picture of overall system performance. This course explores these Azure services and how you can use them to monitor and optimize your SAP workloads.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of Azure Monitor and Network Insights
  • Learn how to set up basic networking monitoring
  • Understand what Azure Site Recovery is and how to set to implement it through the Azure portal
  • Learn about SAP Hardware and Cloud measurement Tools as well as SAP Application Performance Standard
  • Get an overview of Azure Advisor and how how to optimize Azure ExpressRoute

Intended Audience

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to monitor and optimize their SAP landscapes using Azure services
  • Those studying for Microsoft's AZ-120 exam

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should understand how to operate SAP workloads on Azure. If are new to this, we recommend you take the following courses first:

Transcript

While we touched on network optimization when discussing infrastructure design, some aspects are worth repeating. You will most likely be using Azure ExpressRoute as your connection between on-premises and the cloud. Right-sizing the gateway is essential so that it doesn't become a bottleneck between on-premises and virtual networks. The ExpressRoute gateway comes in three variants; Standard, high-performance, and ultra-performance. The three flavors vary in the number of VM's that they support on a virtual network, the number of connections per second, and throughput in terms of megabits and packets per second. ExpressRoute FastPath bypasses the virtual gateway sending network traffic directly to all virtual machines on the Vnet. You'd think that FastPath would obviate the need for a gateway, but it turns out you must have the ultra-performance gateway installed to use this feature.

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Hallam Webber
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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.