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Optimizing IBM Netfinity Servers for SAP R/3 and Windows NT Bill Sadek, Herman Kummler, Akash

Optimizing IBM Netfinity Servers for SAP R/3 and Windows NT

Bill Sadek, Herman Kummler, Akash Saxena, Sandro Thierbach

Bill Sadek, Herman Kummler, Akash Saxena, Sandro Thierbach International Technical Support Organization

International Technical Support Organization

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com

SG24-5219-00

International Technical Support Organization Optimizing IBM Netfinity Servers for SAP R/3 and Windows NT November

International Technical Support Organization

Optimizing IBM Netfinity Servers for SAP R/3 and Windows NT

November 1998

SG24-5219-00

Take Note!

Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information in Appendix E, “Special Notices” on page 151.

First Edition (November 1998)

This edition applies to SAP R/3, Release Number 3.1H and 3.1I of SAP R/3 for Windows NT, for use with the Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0.

Comments may be addressed to:

IBM Corporation, International Technical Support Organization Dept. HZ8 Building 678 P.O. Box 12195 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2195

When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a non-exclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.

© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1998.

Note to U.S Government Users - Documentation related to restricted rights - Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

All rights reserved

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