Performance difference of SAP HANA on virtualization versus native

I just researched how much the difference between a virtualized versus a native Installation of SAP HANA might be in terms of performance. When looking at the different sites, i was finally able to be find a blog entry of VMware where the author describes the result of the SAP BW-EML Benchmark which was run on native and virtual environments using a HP DL580 Gen8, 4 processors with 60 cores / 120 threads.
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Enabling autostart of SAP HANA Database on serverboot

A while ago one of our HANA appliances crashed due to a hardware failure and i recognized that not all databases had started properly. This can be chose during the installation and different persons have installed the databases differently. But how to fix that?
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Creating SAP HANA User IDs from Netweaver 7.40 ABAP Stack

If you want to create users on the HANA Database from the Netweaver 7.40 ABAP Stack, you might want to take a look at this tutorial on SAP SCN. As of the writing of this post, currently Netweaver 7.40 SP5 is the latest version which still does only support creating a user on the database without further synchronization of roles or other properties. Also users may only be created with a password not with Kerberos or X509 Certificate authentication.