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									Quick Sizer

Performance & Information Lifecycle Management
Learning Objectives

As a result of this presentation, you will
be able to:
   Create a project in Quick Sizer
   Interpret Quick Sizer project results
   Understand the scope and functions of the Quick Sizer

We assume
   That you know the difference between user and throughput sizing
   That you are somewhat familiar with the Business Scenarios of the Business Suite

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1.    Introduction to SAP’s Quick Sizing Initiative
2.    Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
3.    Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer
4.    Additional Functions and Features
5.    Summary

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SAP's Quick Sizer

   The Quick Sizer is a Web-based tool designed to make the sizing of SAP Business
   Suite easier and faster.
   It has been developed by SAP in close cooperation with all platform partners and is
   free of cost.
   With the Quick Sizer you can translate business requirements into technical
   Simply fill in the online questionnaire, an up-to-date survey that is based on
   business-oriented figures.
   The results you obtain can help you select an economically balanced system that
   matches your company's business goals.

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Key Performance Indicators for Sizing

                             Processing times of business transactions
                             Cost factor: Number and processing power of
                   CPU       servers
                             Expressed in SAPS

                             Data that resides on the database
                             Cost factors
                 Disk size
                                  Backup/recovery depends on size of database
                 Disk I/O         Disk I/O
                             Expressed in MB/GB and disk I/Os per second

                             User contexts, garbage collection
                 Memory      Cost factor: physical memory slots
                             Expressed in MB/GB

                 Frontend    Transferred amount of data
                 Network     Cost factor: leasing bandwidth
                   Load      KB per user interaction step
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Possible Definitions for Different Sizing

  Hardware Budget Sizing                        Advanced Sizing                          Expert Sizing          Live

 Smaller companies                        Medium to large companies             Large/complex projects
      Very simple algorithms                 Throughput estimates                  Additional guidelines
      Assumptions, likelihoods               Questionnaires, formulas              Custom calculations

      Level setting of project               Usage of standard tools               Analysis of custom coding
      Risk identification                    Focus on core business                Custom sizing guidelines

     Quick Sizer – users                 Quick Sizer – users & throughput Quick Sizer – users & throughput
Initial Sizings

                 Re-Sizing                          Delta Sizing                       Upgrade Sizing
 All projects                             All projects                          All projects

      SAP system monitors                    SAP system monitors                   SAP system monitors
      Goal: extend an existing system        Goal: Extend an existing system       SAP Notes
      by load                                by functions                          Goal: upgrade SAP software
           E.g. by volume                        By different functions, e.g.
           100 additional users who'll           you are live with CRM and
           do the same as the current            want to add SCM
           productive ones
                                         Quick Sizer – users & throughput
Production Sizings – whenever there is a change in throughput, sizing must be done
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Characteristics and Scope of the Quick Sizer

Characteristics and Scope of the Quick Sizer
   Initial sizings only
   The Quick Sizer does not contain all SAP applications
   Current releases only
   Online questionnaire
   Availability: 24*7
   Quick Sizer results contain requirements for CPU, memory, disk, and I/O

Out of Scope
   Upgrade, re-sizing: out of scope are post go-live sizings (except delta sizing of a new SAP solution)
   Configuration or landscaping
   Customer coding

Limited Scope
   Sizing platform-type SAP software, e.g.SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse or SAP NetWeaver Portal
   have questionnaires within the Quick Sizer, but have to be handled carefully.

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Design Guidelines: Two Parallel Approaches of the
Quick Sizer

                                                        Quick Sizer
                     Sizing based on users                              Sizing based on throughput
          Users                                                      Business throughput
                 Low, medium, high activity                            Actual objects/transactions/scenarios
                 Application components
                 Assumptions for load on CPU and disk                Considers time periods
                                                                       Residence time
          Result                                                       Average working day
                 Average CPU                                           Peak load time frame
                 Disk size
                 Disk I/O
                                                                       Average and peak CPU
                                                                       Disk size and growth
          Scope                                                        Disk I/O
                 Sufficient for small projects with low user           Memory
                 Some application do not require user sizing (e.g.
                 Process Integration)                                  For larger or complex projects

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1.    Introduction to SAP’s Quick Sizing Initiative
2.    Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
3.    Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer
4.    Additional Functions and Features
5.    Summary

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Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
   Exploiting all Functions/Increasing Exactness


                                                   Advanced Usage

                                                    Expert Usage

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Budget Usage of the Quick Sizer – Principles

   Concurrently active users (low, medium, high)
          If you don't know the user distribution, take medium activity users
   Rule of thumb: Feasible for up to 200 active users, unless there is
          Strong background activity
          Heavy reporting
          Seasonal or even daily peaks
   Otherwise perform an additional throughput sizing

   You can do a simple throughput sizing using three fields only
          Sub object
          Residence time
   Basic Sizing for CPU and disk
          Average sizing does not consider peaks
          Background processing neglected
          Disk growth is calculated against the residence time you specified

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Advanced Usage – Principles

   Load pattern (low / medium / high activity users)

   Mandatory fields average
      Number of objects
      Number of sub objects
      Residence time
   Mandatory fields peak
      Number of objects
      Number of sub objects
      Processing time
   Optional inputs
      Average & peak
      – % of changes and displays to object (CPU)
      Average only
      – Flag: archiving will be done (no influence on calculation, but check for
        archiving objects)

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Expert Usage – Principles

   Load pattern (low / medium / high activity users)

   Multiple averages and peaks
          Create additional input line
          ID-field: Allow for checks of different averages against different peaks

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1.    Introduction to SAP’s Quick Sizing Initiative
2.    Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
3.    Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer
4.    Additional Functions and Features
5.    Summary

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Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer

     Creating a sizing project
     Structure and functions of the Quick Sizer
      1.          Navigation
      2.          Project-wide information / project header information
      3.     Questionnaire
           a. Questionnaire-wide information
           b. User sizing (user-based sizing tables)
           c. Throughput sizing (description of key input fields and functions in the
              throughput sizing tables)
     Sizing results

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Creating a Sizing Project

                            You find your customer number as default (this
                            can be overwritten)
                            Enter a project name at your discretion
                            Read and accept the disclaimer, if
                            you are a first-time user
                            Choose Create Project

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Details on Quick Sizer Start Page:
Search Function & Create with Reference Function

Create with reference function
If you want to copy your project
   Enter project name and choose create with reference

Search function
If you forgot the project name
   You can search for projects you have been working on
   Push the button “Show my projects”
   The QS displays a list of projects you have been working on before
   Mark the project and choose change

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Structure of the Quick Sizer

                                                                 2 Project-wide information
                                                                      Work days
                                                                      Links for hardware

                        3 Questionnaire
                            Hardware infrastructure (optional)
                            Per solution / key capability
     Key capabilities

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Navigation – Limit User Access

                     If you check the flag “Limit user access“, only you
                     as project owner can grant other persons access to
                     the project data:
                      Enter the user-IDs of these persons and choose the
                      “Add user” button (then you see these user-IDs in the
                      drop-down listbox)
                      To delete persons from your access list, set the cursor
                      on the user-ID in the drop-down listbox and choose
                      „Delete user“

                     In your project overview list protected projects are

                     If you uncheck the flag, your project can be
                     accessed by everybody who knows the customer
                     number and the project name

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Navigation - Search

                  The search is version dependent.
                  The program searches for your search string across the visible and invisible parts of
                  the Quick Sizer. The results are displayed in the navigation tree.
                  All result lines are marked with an information icon.
                  If the string is found in the visible parts, the search string result will be presented bold
                  and enlarged.

                  If the search string is found in the invisible parts, the entire result line will be
                  presented bold, enlarged, and in italics.

                  If a result only partially contains the search string, only the search string is marked
                  bold and enlarged.

                  If you check the flag “Match whole word”, words which only consist of the searched
                  word are displayed. For example, if you enter “HR” without the flag, you also get “…
                  synchronized …” in your search results. If you check the flag “Match whole word”,
                  these kind of results will not be displayed.
                  You can also choose between “Phrase”, “Or” or “And”:
                         If you choose “Phrase”, you only get the results which contain the exact
                         search string. For example, if your search string is “Sales & Service”, you get
                         results such as “Sales & Service”.
                         If you choose “Or”, you get all results which contain one or more words of
                         your search string. For example, if you search for “Sales Service” you get all
                         results which contain either sales or service or both.
                         If you choose “”And”, you only get the results which contain all your search
                         strings. For example, if you search for “Sales Service”, you only get the
                         results which contain both words.
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                  To open a questionnaire, click on the text

                  If you click on the arrow, the list is displayed:
                   Links to sizing guidelines that are not included in the
                   Quick Sizer

                  Meaning of the icons:
                   Green: questionnaire filled in, no errors
                   Yellow: no entries in questionnaire
                   Red: questionnaire filled in and contains errors
                      If errors, no results are calculated
                       If you open a project with errors on specific
                       questionnaires, the navigation show the key
                       capabilities with errors
                   Light bulb: Current questionnaire

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Project Header Information


Functions in the project header
    Saving of sizing data
        There are two methods for saving your input data:
        – Manually, by using the save button
        – Automatically, by navigating from one questionnaire to the next
    Create print page for each page
    Calculate result
    Set project to ‘GoingLive’ and ‘Final’
        Only active, if entries are made in this project
    Documentation on using the Quick Sizer in general
    Direct access to hardware vendors sizing information
    Change the number of work days per year
        Influences CPU, memory, and I/O
        Default: 220 days

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Details on Project Header Information:
Documenting Sizing Projects: Print Files

                  Print files
                    From every page in the Quick Sizer, you can create
                    a print file
                        Print directly
                        Save to disk
                    Helpful for status documentation

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Details on Help and Online Documentation

          General documentation on Quick Sizer

          Per questionnaire

      Additional sizing guidelines
          Per questionnaire
          Collection of useful links

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Structure of Sizing Questionnaires


                               3a Questionnaire-wide information

                                                  3b User sizing

                                           3c Throughput sizing

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Details an Questionnaire-Wide Information


Changing average workday and peak times
   Default workday: 9-18, default peak: 12-13
   You can modify these entries at questionnaire level
        The average workday entry will change for all average sizings
        The default peak will be changed for lines without entries and new lines

Check input
   You can check the questionnaire for entry errors

Use Default Values
   You can reset to default values if you changed them before (e.g. for Portal)

Long headers
   You can choose between long and short headers
Delete Questionnaire
   You can delete all information you entered on a questionnaire by using this button

   Help: help on sizing elements of this questionnaire
   Add. sizing guidelines: collection of related topics
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Side Step: Error Handling 1/3

Input errors such as
   Mistyping - e.g. give in letters instead of numbers – will be automatically cleared

There are basically two types of error handling:
          Upon leaving the questionnaire (indirect save)
          When you save the questionnaire data
      Use check function

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Side Step: Error Handling 2/3

You can use the check function to see which input errors are on the respective
Errors are shown with a message text and displayed on the respective input lines

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Side Step: Error Handling 3/3

If you leave a screen, the data is saved automatically. If there are errors, it is shown
on the next screen
If there are input errors, no results will be calculated at all

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Input Questionnaire: User-Based Sizing Tables


User sizing only considers concurrently active users

Most user sizings follow the standard pattern of low, medium, and high activity users
   Think times between screen changes of 5 minutes, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds
   The usual distribution is 60-70% low, 30% medium, 5-10% high
   If in doubt, take medium activity users

The user sizing result is independent of the throughput sizing result

Choose Clear to delete entries

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Input Questionnaire: Throughput Sizing Tables


Entry fields / non-entry fields / mandatory input fields
  All entry fields are white
  Non-entry fields are blue
       Non-entry check boxes are grey
  Mandatory input fields are marked with a star ( * )

Functions in the input tables
  Tray: Optional trays are folded (for example on EWM questionnaires)
  Mark lines
  Insert and delete lines or clear the entries for marked lines

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Description of Key Input Fields and Functions
in the Throughput Sizing Tables
Element:                                                                % chg / % dsp - changes & displays in %
  To identify the sizing element. On mouse over will display the long     Number of changes and displays to an object in %. 1 change = 100%
  text in detail
  Can be business object, entity, scenario, …                           Mon. = Months - Residence time in months
A/P - (A)verage or (P)eak                                               Arch. - Archiving project planned
  Determines if a sizing is an average sizing or a peak sizing
                                                                          No influence on sizing result
  Peak time is not for disk sizing and geared at determining the
  absolute top CPU, memory, and I/O sizing
                                                                        S.t. / E.t - Begin and end of processing times
TI - Time interval                                                        Work day:
  Shows the chronological scope of the next field                               Can only be modified for entire questionnaire
       (Y)ear: number of objects per year                                       Cannot be overwritten in input line
       Peak (P)eriod: Number of objects per defined time period           Peak period:
       (S)nap shot: Number of objects at anyone time                            Default can be changed for all empty lines
Objects - Number of objects                                                     Can be overwritten
  Objects can be orders, projects, data records,…
                                                                        ID - Identification
Items                                                                     For checks and calculations of (multiple) average(s) and/or peak(s)
  Sub objects such as line items, WBS elements, key figures, … per
  object                                                                Short text - Text field for comments

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Sizing Results

                    Release, depending on level (SAP
                    solution, software component)




                    I/Os per second

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Details on Result Display / Result Level

     Result levels
         SAP solution (default, according to SAP solution)
         Software component (separately installable software)
         Key capability
         Sizing element (for analysis on element level)
         Line results + input (e.g. for multiple averages/peaks)
         Results, statistics, inputs (includes statistics for documentation)

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Details on Result - With or Without Resource
Requirements for a System Without Any Content (Offsets)

  Per default, gross results are displayed for 'New system' (with minimal offsets). If you
  choose 'System extension‘, net results are displayed.
  On the project information questionnaire you can choose whether you want to see gross or
  net results on project, solutions, and software component result levels. This choice is
  saved for the project.
  Additionally, you can switch between 'New system‘ and 'System extension‘ on the result
  page for project, solutions, and software component result levels.
  All other levels show net consumption

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Sizing Results - In Categories, SAPS, MB, and
I/Os per second

The results are displayed both in categories and SAPS / disk value / I/Os per second
   At the result levels project, SAP solution, software component, and key capability, the results are
   rounded to
        100 SAPS
        1000 MB memory
        1000 MB disk

If your CPU sizing exceeds 36,000 SAPS or your disk sizing exceeds 1,3 TB or the I/O
value is more than 14,000 I/Os per second, the Quick Sizer result should be handled with

 Category               Up to … SAPS           Up to … MB             Up to … I/Os per
 XS                     2000                   100,000                800
 S                      8000                   250,000                3000
 M                      16,000                 500,000                6000
 L                      24,000                 1,000,000              10,000
 XL                     36,000                 1,300,000              14,000
 XXL                    Contact HW vendor or SAP
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Sizing Results - With Charts and Details

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Sizing Results - Statistics, e.g. on Disk

Overview of contributors for analysis
(result level: results, statistics, inputs)
  Table names
  Number of indexes per table
  Size of each table
  Size of all indexes per table
  Actually calculated disk size (depends on retention period)
  Disk size after one year (for growth estimation only)
  Information, if archiving object is available

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1.    Introduction to SAP’s Quick Sizing Initiative
2.    Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
3.    Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer
4.    Additional Functions and Features
5.    Summary

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Additional Information on Functions and

   Quick Sizer and GoingLive Check
   Multiple averages and peaks

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Quick Sizer and GoingLive Check (1/2)

Goal of the GoingLive Check: Sizing verification prior to going live
     Estimate the future workload on the system
     Based on information from Quick Sizer project

Prepare for the GoingLive Check
1.   Create a new Quick Sizer project
2.   If you already created a project
          Check your entries
             Set the status to "GoLive" in the status bar

The accuracy of the sizing verification depends on the correctness of the data you

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Quick Sizer and GoingLive Check (2/2)

Statuses and owners
      Cooperation between customer and SAP GoingLive Check
         Possible owners to avoid data inconsistencies
                  GoingLive support
         Possible statuses, for example:
                  "In progress"
                  "In progress after GoingLive"

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Description – SAP GoingLive Check

The SAP GoingLive Check consists of three service sessions – Analysis, Optimization
and Verification session – that are delivered by certified consultants through a remote
Analysis Session (GA)
  Checks major system components to verify system availability and consistency
  Completion of questionnaire by customer
  A report indicates if hardware resources and parameter configurations are sufficient

Optimization Session (GO)
  Checks business processes and related transactions for improvement possibilities
  Completion of questionnaire by customer
  A report confirms customizing and indicates transaction response times. If necessary,
  recommendations for improvement are given

Verification Session (GV)

  A routine check of the system to verify that everything works
  A report confirms system configuration and makes recommendations when necessary
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SAP GoingLive Check – GA Questionnaire

Questions about System Landscape

   Questions about used Software Components and according Hardware

General Questions

   Contact data, comments, etc

Question about the Quick Sizer project

   Explanation why and when a Quick Sizer project is required for GoingLive Check

Questions for components not covered in Quick Sizer
   Questions about users or document volumes (e.g. for ITS)

Additional Questions
   Special information needed for several checks (e.g. for liveCache configuration, etc.)
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SAP GoingLive Check – Analysis Session 1/2

Hardware Plausibility Check

   Determines whether the available hardware resources of customer system are
   sufficient (data basis: information provided by customer in the Quick Sizer and/or in
   the GA questionnaire.)

System Configuration

   Checks and optimizes the parameter settings of each system instance
   Checks if important administration tasks/jobs have been scheduled

Database Performance
   Checks the indicators for optimal database performance and optimizes the database
   Checks locally managed temp tablespaces, the number of redo log groups, the
   optimizer statistics and much more

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SAP GoingLive Check – Analysis Session 2/2

Database Administration
The database administration check includes
      Check of Backup Strategy
      Check of Space Management
      Check of Extends of Tables and Indexes

Live Cache
   The live cache analysis includes
       Check of disk configuration

Server Check
   The server checks cover the correct operating system settings and a swap/paging
   space check for each server

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Multiple Averages and Peaks 1/4

   Per default, Quick Sizer checks, if average CPU is smaller than peak
   ID to determine which average(s) is/are checked against which peak(s)

                                                                From direct sales order creation
                                                                From interaction center
                                                                Christmas orders
                                                                Evening peak
                                                                Order check

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Multiple Averages and Peaks 4/4
Different Charts

                                             Average and peak results
                                              added per hour (Result
                                              level “Line results + inputs”)

                  Overall results per hour

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Multiple Averages and Peaks 2/4

                           9-    10 -    11 -    12    13 -    14 -    15 -    16 -    17 -    18 -    19 -    20 -    21 -
           A/P       ID   10    11      12      -13   14      15      16      17      18      19      20      21      22

           Average   01   x     x       x       x     x       x       x       x       x

           Average   02   x     x       x       x     x       x       x       x       x

           Peak      01         x       x       x     x       x

           Peak      01                                                               x       x

           Peak      02                                               x       x       x       x       x       x       x

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Multiple Averages and Peaks 3/4
Result Calculation per Hour

        S.t.              E.t.           SAPS (total)   Calculation
                   9:00          10:00          4300    A 01 + A 02 (1578   + 2659)
                  10:00          11:00          8900    P 01 + A 02 (6142   + 2659)
                  11:00          12:00          8900    P 01 + A 02 (6142   + 2659)
                  12:00          13:00          8900    P 01 + A 02 (6142   + 2659)
                  13:00          14:00          8900    P 01 + A 02 (6142   + 2659)
                  14:00          15:00          8900    P 01 + A 02 (6142   + 2659)
                  15:00          16:00         10300    A 01 + P 02 (1578   + 8635)
                  16:00          17:00         10300    A 01 + P 02 (1578   + 8635)
                  17:00          18:00         14900    P 01 + P 02 (6254   + 8635)
                  18:00          19:00         14900    P 01 + P 02 (6254   + 8635)
                  19:00          20:00          8700    P 02 (8635)
                  20:00          21:00          8700    P 02 (8635)
                  21:00          22:00          8700    P 02 (8635)

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1.    Introduction to SAP’s Quick Sizing Initiative
2.    Different Usages of the Quick Sizer
3.    Creating Sizing Projects in the Quick Sizer
4.    Additional Functions and Features
5.    Summary

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Process for a Quick Sizing – Overview

    Access to the Service Marketplace
    A valid customer number

For an initial sizing recommendation, proceed as follows
1        Call

2        Create a sizing project with the relevant information, such as number of users

3        Get an initial sizing result for CPU, disk and memory

4        Possibly apply additional guidelines on top

5        Check for sample configurations at

6        Provide hardware vendor with Quick Sizer project name (and additional guidelines, if desired)

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HW Sizing : From Expectation to Configuration

Expectations                      Configuration
  Response Times                        E
  Throughput                            C


User Profile                                       SAPS
Load Profile
                   Load equivalent to
  n FI             n FF
  m SD             m M
                   p D
  o MM              m S FI
                    p WM equivalent to xxxx SAPS
  p WM                                                        Hardware
                   n FI
                   a P                                     Configuration
  a        PP         P
                    m SD                                  for the customer
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The purpose of the Quick Sizer is to give customers and prospects an idea about the
initial hardware size of the system necessary to run the proposed workload.

The Quick Sizer calculates resource categories for

Sizing is an iterative process that continuously brings together customers, hardware
vendors and SAP.

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Thank you!        Questions?

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