Amazon EC2 instance types for SAP on AWS - General SAP Guides

Amazon EC2 instance types for SAP on AWS

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) offers a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. The varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity provide flexibility in selection of resources for your applications. Each instance type includes one or more instance sizes, enabling you to scale your resources according to the requirements of your workload. For more information, see Amazon EC2 instance types.

AWS has worked closely with SAP to test and certify Amazon EC2 instance types for SAP on AWS solutions. For more information, see SAP Note 1656099 - SAP Applications on AWS: Supported DB/OS and Amazon EC2 products (requires SAP Portal access) and SAP Certified and Supported SAP HANA Hardware Directory.

Instance type availability

The availability of an Amazon EC2 instance type is based on your selection of Region. For more information about available instance types in your Region, see Amazon EC2 On-Demand pricing.


Certain Amazon EC2 instance families, such as X1, X2idn, X2iedn, and High Memory may not be available across all Availability Zones within a Region. You must confirm while planning that the instance types required for your SAP workloads are available in your target Availability Zone.

You can also determine the availability of an instance type in a Region and its Availability Zone by using the describe-instance-type-offerings command and specifying the Region and the instance type.

aws ec2 describe-instance-type-offerings --region us-east-2 --location-type availability-zone --filters Name=instance-type,Values=r5.8xlarge
{ "InstanceTypeOfferings": [ { "InstanceType": "r5.8xlarge", "LocationType": "availability-zone", "Location": "us-east-2a" }, { "InstanceType": "r5.8xlarge", "LocationType": "availability-zone", "Location": "us-east-2b" }, { "InstanceType": "r5.8xlarge", "LocationType": "availability-zone", "Location": "us-east-2c" } ] }