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SUSE have released a new version of SAP Business One® pre-installed OS image for Business One.

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Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 we are happy to provide an pre-installed OS image which simplify the deployment process of SAP Business One®. The pre-installed OS image for Business One is a cooperation project between SAP, Hardware Partners and SUSE. Over the last three month we have developed,verified, fixed, verified and verified again. I’ve to say “Thank you” for all people who are involved in this project to make this happen. My great thanks to all Hardware Partners which are willing to verify the new pre-installed OS image for Business One and take care that this will work with their appliances.

 

Some small fact you should aware of:

  • Base operating system of the pre-installed OS image for Business One is: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • SUSE SAP Installation Wizard (partitioning and installation of SAP HANA and SAP Business One)
  • System optimization for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® in place
  • Made for bare metal deployments only
  • The pre-installed OS image requires a normal SUSE subscription for SLES and is a service from SUSE for the Business One partners without additional costs
  • Can be activated with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications with suitable subscriptions
    • in case of SLES for SAP Applications two migration are required:
    • technical migration (product change) and a business migration (new subscription)
  • SAP software for SAP HANA® and SAP Business One® is NOT part of the image
  • Installation documentation is provided by SAP (there is no difference to the existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 edition)
  • SAP HANA Systemreplication automation is only possible with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (Best Practice)
    • needs suitable subscription
    • needs migration

News and outlook:

As a result the new pre-installed OS image for Business One is verified by two new hardware partners in addition. They started from scratch and did the SAP certification and image validation. Nutanix and Supermicro have validated and contributed to support there hardware platform for the new pre-installed OS image for Business One. I’m responsible in the SAP LinuxLab here in St. Leon-Rot to coordinate the communication and try to assist all parties during the process.

We already have started internally the planing for the new deployment method to support SAP Business One® version 10.0. Our new method will be based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 and is mandatory for SAP Business One® 10.0. One last thing, we take care for SAP note 1944415 and do updates from time to time.

This is Bernd (SUSE) from the SAP Alliance team onsite in the LinuxLab

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  • Excellent information with unique content and it is very useful to know about the information based on blogs.

  • Hawari Hamdan says:

    that great news – and many people waiting for long time for that – my question is there any demo version to test for us as developer and system administration

    • berndschubert berndschubert says:

      Hi,

      thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry there is no demo version for that.
      From my point of view there is no need for that. You can use that installer image and use a 60days subscription. This is for free and you can say this is like a demo 🙂 .
      Go to:
      https://www.suse.com/products/server/download/
      and click on:
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

      The second option did you have is to skip the registration and work with the patch level we are providing with the image.

      I hope this helps.
      Bernd

  • RogerB says:

    Hi Bernd, Thanks for an enlightening article.
    In our region many small business’s are going to Azure or AWS rather than staying on-premise. Is there any plan for the SLES 15 SP1 and SAP B1 10 images to be available on public cloud?

    • berndschubert berndschubert says:

      Hi Roger,

      thanks for your feedback and your question. As it is allowed to run SAP BOne in the cloud by today too it will be possible for the upcoming version too. The deployment process in the cloud is slightly different compared to on-premise.
      We plan to make the whole deployment much more common and thinking about alternative option. We will do a survey in January next year an listen to our partners what they wan’t to have. The cloud images / deployment is on our agenda but i can’t promise anything by today. I’m personally plan to invite the CSP’s to contribute us during the new image / deployment validation.

      Have a good time, Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
      Bernd

  • roberto_sacchetto says:

    Hi Bernd, really good to ear, as we are Sap B1 Partners where do we can download this OS Image? Second question: if i do read well the OS Image is intended for bare metal installation, did you tried installing into Virtual Machines onto supported Hypervisors?

    Thank you in advance for response and for you work.

    • berndschubert berndschubert says:

      Hello Roberto,

      yes the image is intended to use for bare metal installations. The installer images is verified and tested by the hardware partners which has joined the development project and are SAP certified. The installation into a virtual machine could be possible but is not covered. We plan to support more installation setups with the new SLES 15 SP1 for Business One 10 installer.
      We will ask the CSP’s and Hypervisors to join the next phase of development but I can’t promise anything at this time.

      Regards Bernd

  • pankajkumar001 pankajkumar001 says:

    Can you share the direct link of SUSE to download the pre-installed OS image for Business One and installation,administration manual

    • berndschubert berndschubert says:

      Hi Pankaj,

      Yes I could but I think the best way is to use the SAP note 1944415 which combines all the information what you are looking for. Please keep in mind you must be a SUSE partner to get access to download the image.

      Regards Bernd

  • Aditya Padhi says:

    What all migrations needs to be done with SAP Business ONE

  • Sameer Bansal says:

    Is it possible to migrate from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Installer for SAP Business One” to “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 for SAP Applications” ?

    • berndschubert berndschubert says:

      Hi Sameer,

      yes of course it is. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Installer for SAP Business One is on it base a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You can use the official provided script to migrate to a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 for SAP Applications.
      Please look here for more information regarding the process:
      https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=000018895

      Regards Bernd

  • psdileep says:

    Hello

    Is it possible to do “OS migration work from “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 Installer for SAP Business One” to “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 for SAP Applications”.

    Is this is the correct link for this ‘
    https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=000019421

    Dileep

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