Allocating Physical Resources

Allocating physical resources is providing SAP ASE the memory, disk space, worker processes, and CPU power required to achieve your performance and recovery goals.

When installing a new server, every system administrator must make decisions about resource utilization. If you upgrade your platform, or if the design of your database system changes, you must also reallocate SAP ASE resources by adding new memory, disk controllers, or CPUs. Early benchmarking of SAP ASE and your applications can help you identify hardware resource deficiencies that create performance bottlenecks.

See System Administration Guide: Volume 2 > Overview of Disk Resources to understand the kinds of disk resources required by SAP ASE. See also System Administration Guide: Volume 2 > Configuring Memory and System Administration Guide: Volume 2 > Managing Mulitprocessor Servers for information about memory and CPU resources.

The following sections provide helpful pointers in determining physical resource requirements.