With SAP HANA TDI Phase 5, SAP introduced workload-driven SAP HANA system sizing, in which SAPS requirements for specific customer workloads are used 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 to determine the optimal memory sizes, number and type of CPUs, and number and type of disks for their SAP HANA environment, and then communicate the results to Dell EMC.
For more information, see Quick Sizer. If you need help with sizing your SAP system, consult your Dell EMC sales representative.
With SAP HANA PowerEdge solutions, you can use internal as well as external storage for SAP HANA. Your sales representative can help you identify the best solution for the specific workload and environment.
If you are planning to install the operating system locally, consider using an M.2 SSD in combination with a BOSS controller to decouple the operating system from your workload. BOSS devices provide RAID capabilities and offer a good performance-to-price ratio. You can use Dell EMC OpenManage tools to keep the firmware on these devices up to date as well as to monitor the system and keep a hardware inventory.