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.

Recent Blog Posts

YouTube Playlists:

You can now find me on my YouTube channel:
There are a number of playlists some of which are listed below:

Mini-Series: ASE HADR basics

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

Recent Topics

Select a SAP technology topic from the full list in site navigation menu or choose a topic from the small selection below:


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...


Create a SAML Key & Cert in Powershell for PowerBI to HANA SSO You've seen the Microsoft documentation, you want to create a private key and a certificate that can be used with… read on...


Calculating FUEs for RISE with SAP S/4HANA from ECC If you are an existing SAP ECC customer, you might be wondering what FUE capacity is needed for a target… read on...

Considering RISE with SAP?

I’ve released a number of posts already covering some of the SAP S/4HANA strategy and RISE:

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.

Jan 2024: With the ever shifting AI landscape, I’ve decided to branch out into a slightly new medium. Stay tuned for further news.