This blog contains experience gained over the years of implementing (and de-implementing) large scale IT applications/software.


Me, with my teeth!

I’m Darryl Griffiths and this is my SAP technology blog site with great posts and content to help you easily manage your SAP landscape.

You can find me on LinkedIn, let’s connect!

About Me

Having worked in IT for over 20 years and specifically with SAP software for over 15 years, I’ve worked with lots of different technology and people.

New Mini-Series: ASE HADR basics

Follow my new mini-series on the basics of how SAP ASE HADR works.
This is a multi-part posting with the parts currently live below:

Recent Blog Posts

Recent Topics

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Best Disk Topology for SAP ASE Databases on Azure Maybe you are considering migration of on-premise SAP ASE databases to Microsoft Azure, or you may be considering migrating from… read on...


Korn Shell Calling SAP HANA – Hello Hello! "So you’ve automated SAP HANA stuff huh?What tools do you use?Python? Chef? Puppet? Ansible? DSC/Powershell?" No. I use Korn shell.… read on...


Simple in-Cloud SAP LaMa DR Setup When running the SAP Landscape Management tool (LaMa) in the cloud, you need to be aware of the tool's importance… read on...

Want to Install SAP HANA?

I did it in less than 30 minutes!
Here are the short links to the 3 posts you will need to install a fully functional SAP HANA 2.0 database inside a VMWare virtual machine that can be run on a laptop with 16GB of RAM:

  • Part #1 – I help you create the VM and start the SUSE Linux install.
  • Part #2 – We configure SUSE Linux with disk space ready to install HANA.
  • Part #3 – Your HANA software install and blank database creation.

SAP notes, guides, help pages and more

Over time I will be adding my super large list of Chrome bookmarks onto the “Useful Links” page here. It will take some time as the list is huge.
These are links that I’ve found helpful over the years. I’m very organised you see 😊.

TIP: You can also get to the page from the “Other” menu item.

What I’m Working On

I’ll try and keep this section updated with stuff I’m working on now.

September 2021: I’m actively supporting the stabilisation of a SAP landscape recently moved to Azure.