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.

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 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...


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...


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.

June 2023: I work for NTT DATA UK. They are growing rapidly in the UK with many different capabilities. I can highly recommend them as an employer.
My main daily routine involves problem solving. Whether this is architecture design for customers, to level 4 type problem tickets, to team leader type activities or responding to RFIs and RFPs. I sit as the glue between Cloud/Infra and SAP BASIS, but I also provide a high-level interface for NTT DATA UK’s customers. Helping them plan their operational tasks and guiding them through the myriad of options available in the modern technology landscape. I do this and I also try and add some fun. Let’s face it, IT can get quite dull sometimes.