With SAP HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) Phase 5, SAP introduced customer-workload-based system sizing. It uses SAP application performance standard (SAPS) requirements for specific customer workloads to determine the type and number of processors that are required to run SAP HANA. Customers use the SAP HANA Quick Sizer tool and sizing reports. They share the results with Dell EMC to determine the optimal number of VxRail nodes, CPU types, and memory sizes for their SAP HANA environment.
It is important to understand the impact and limitations of vSphere virtual machine (VM) and vSAN. For links to relevant information from VMware and SAP, see the References section of this validation guide.