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YOUR Kind of Open Solutions for SAP Environments at SUSECON


SAP has fully embraced open source technology and innovation with solutions like SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Data Hub, which they developed on SUSE solutions. So, what better place to highlight all that SAP and SUSE are doing together than SUSECON 2019 in Nashville, TN next week. You’ll get many opportunities to learn more about why SUSE is the trusted and preferred open source platform for SAP’s Digital Enterprise.

First, don’t miss the Keynote session on Wednesday, April 3 featuring Dan Lahl, SAP’s Vice President of Product Marketing as he talks to Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE’s President of Engineering, Product and Innovation about open source innovation at SAP.

On Tuesday through Thursday, during the Technology showcase hours at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications kiosk, you can talk to the Product Manager and members of the SUSE team who are dedicated to working with SAP engineers in the SAP LinuxLab in Walldorf, Germany. You can also engage with them on aspects of our technology focus during these SUSE sessions:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Solutions – Roadmap [FUT1441]

Christian Holsing, SUSE Product Manager

Come and join this session to learn about the latest news about SLES for SAP solutions, where we want to go with the product in the near future, as well as which new initiatives we are working on together with SAP going forward.

Tuesday, April 2, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM | Grand Ballroom 1                                                  Friday, April 5, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | Grand Ballroom 1

 SUSE Architectures for SAP High Availability [TUT1265]

Fabian Herschel, SUSE Principal Architect, SAP                                                                 Bernd Schubert, SUSE Solution Architect, SAP

The tutorial session provides an overview of the current available cluster architectures for SAP workloads, as well as some maintenance aspects of SAP workloads in high availability cluster environments. It focuses on ENSA2 Enqueue Replication architecture.

Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Melrose Boardroom                                             Thursday, April 4, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Melrose Boardroom

Running SAP Data Hub on Kubernetes with SUSE CaaS Platform [TUT1307]

Markus Guertler, SUSE Senior Technical Alliance Manager & Team Lead

This tutorial session will provide an overview of SAP Data Hub running on SUSE CaaS Platform, support for SAP Gardener and SAP HANA as a service.

Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Ryman 1                                                                   Thursday, April 4, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Belmont 3

Discuss the SUSE and AWS Best Practice with deploying NetWeaver + HA on AWS [TUT1383]

Bernd Schubert, SUSE Solution Architect, SAP                                                                      Stefan Schneider, AWS Solution Architect

This tutorial covers the SAP Enqueue Replication Server, and achieving the optimal effect of the enqueue replication mechanism by combining the application level redundancy with a high availability cluster solution as provided by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Tuesday, April 2, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Fisk 1

Here’s a summary of other sessions presented by SUSE and/or strategic partners each day of the conference:

Tuesday, April 2

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Edgehill

SAP HANA with HA/DR with Cluster [HO1427]

Shamsul Affandi, SUSE

This Hands-On session walks you through SAP HANA installation, System              Replication, how to manage through the HANA Cockpit, cluster configuration & resource management, and using HAWK for Cluster management.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Belmont 2

SLES for SAP HANA On Azure [CAS1086]

Sachin Ghorpade, Microsoft

Join this session to learn: How to build and configure the SLES for SAP Applications simage for SAP HANA workloads, how to setup and configure the high availability for SAP HANA using SUSE pacemaker and get the checklist to tune and optimally configure your SAP HANA on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | 5 Points 1

SAP on AWS Architectural Overview [CAS1337]

Rodolfo Bejarano, SUSE                                                                                                              Richard Spurgeon, SUSE

This case study explores how to deploy SAP solutions on the AWS environment with an overview of deployment in Development, Sandbox, and Proof-of-Concept situations.

Wednesday, April 3

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 12 South 2

Bootstrapping SLES for SAP HANA clusters with Terraform and Salt on Public Cloud [DEV1044]

Diego Akechi, SUSE                                                                                                          Xabier Arbulu, SUSE

This developers session discusses the work that we are doing to make the creation of new clusters on public cloud easier for SLES for SAP Applications leveraging Salt for example deployments, as a part of the bootstrap process and by administrators to maintain the cluster once deployed. There is also a demonstration of deploying a cluster using Terraform.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM | Grand Ballroom 1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Mission Critical – Simple Can Be Powerful [FUT1436]

Diego Akechi, SUSE                                                                                                               Neil Barnett, SUSE

The session will cover real-world examples and case studies of SUSE Linux Enterprise Mission Critical solutions including SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability and SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for SAP HANA environments. It also provides a walk-through of the Mission Critical solution roadmap into 2021.

11:15 AM – 12:15 AM | Belmont 1

Migrating SLES and Enterprise Apps to the Cloud with the Azure Product Team [SPO1455]

Alfred Sin, Microsoft                                                                                                                  Peter Lopez, Microsoft

Attend this session to learn the tools and services provided to set up, configure and troubleshoot your SLES environment on Azure to simplify your migration journey. The Microsoft Azure product team will show you how get the most out of the Azure platform and, using SAP as an example, include real life best practices to guide you through the journey of migrating your workloads to Azure.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Ryman 1

SAP HANA as a Service Based on SUSE container technology [SPO1466]

Kim Thomas Rehmann, SAP

This talk gives an overview of SAP HANA, the basis for SAP S/4HANA Business Suite and many more applications, as a service in the SAP Cloud Platform.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | 12 South 2

Journey to SAP intelligent Enterprise powered by Dell Technologies and SUSE [SPO1420]

Divyesh Vaidya, Dell EMC

In this session, you’ll learn how Dell Technologies, together with SUSE, offer Future Ready IT for SAP with agility, performance, protection, and availability for running SAP HANA and applications. This includes a cloud-enabled infrastructure that’s ready to power the Intelligent Enterprise from the edge to the core with SAP S/4 HANA and SAP Leonardo.

2:00 PM – 4:15 PM | Midtown 3

Workshop Install SAP HANA on SLES 12 in Azure Cloud [HO1088]

Rich Brunt, SUSE                                                                                                                        Richard Paredes, SUSE

This hands-on workshop helps you to get familiar with Azure Cloud (and it’s various components to run a service), how to build a Scale-Up cluster to run SAP HANA on SLES12, and how the SUSE HAE solution can provide zero downtime.

Note that this session is also available on Thursday.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 5 Points 1

AWS QuickStart HANA Deployment [TUT1384]

Brian Griffin, AWS                                                                                                                       Naresh Pasumarthy, AWS

In this tutorial session, you will learn how to deploy SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability within minutes using AWS Quick Start. You will also understand how to reverse engineer the CloudFormation template and make it your own.

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Belmont 3

Innovative and Powerful Data Integration in Today’s Complex World [SPO1465]

Christoph Streubert, SAP

This session covers why SAP Data Hub falls into an entirely new category of data management, what functions are so compelling to design data integration scenarios with SAP Data Hub, and examples of how SAP Partners & Customers have built powerful solutions that combine multiple data sources and advanced analytics that make a measurable difference in their business. You will also learn more about the open architecture of Data Hub, how it integrates with SUSE’s CaaS Platform, and how you can take advantage of the many flexible integration points of SAP Data Hub.

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM | Belmont 2

AM General Use Case: New SAP S/4HANA on SUSE Implementation Business Benefits Achieved [CAS1164]

Patrick Osterhaus, Protera

This use case session describes how, by implementing a new SAP S/4HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, AM General was able to successfully achieve many business benefits including enhances data processes and procedures, reduce their overall data legacy footprint and optimize maintenance of their SAP landscape with a low risk approach moving forward. This presentation includes an overview of the comprehensive project plan and key takeaways.

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | 5 Points 1

SAP HANA Replication and SUSE HA Security Best Practice [TUT1062]

Tinus Brink, SAB and T TEC

See this demo on how to run HANA 2.0 using the SUSE HA Extension. HANA 2.0 will be demonstrated including how to manage multi-tenant databases using HANA Cockpit 2.0. The technical demo includes a setup of SAP HANA Replication and SUSE High Availability Simple Stack scenario. Demonstration of encrypted drives and security best practices from both SAP HANA and SUSE will be demonstrated in a simplified yet informative manner.

Thursday, April 4

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 5 Points 2

Security, Low Costs and Excellent Performance [POV1146]

Dominic Kebenei, Savannah Cement Limited

This business overview session covers how Savannah Cement has taken advantage of SUSE Linux Enterprise security features for all mission critical systems (SAP) without any challenges for the past 6 years.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Belmont 2

Gardener – The Kubernetes Botanist [SPO1425]

Dirk Marwinski, SAP

This session discusses how the open source project Gardener addresses the challenge of efficiently running many Kubernetes clusters homogeneously on multiple public and private cloud providers.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Midtown 3

How to Get Ready for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, SUSE SLES 15 and SAP HANA 2.3 Data Management Suite [SPO1457]

Timothy Allen, Intel

Attend this session to learn how the upcoming Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor, SLES 15 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory will reduce your scheduled down time, redesign HA/DR and improve your storage hierarchy while reducing platform TCO.

2:00 PM – 4:15 PM | Midtown 3

Workshop Install SAP HANA on SLES 12 in Azure Cloud [HO1088]

Rich Brunt, SUSE                                                                                                                        Richard Paredes, SUSE

This hands-on workshop helps you to get familiar with Azure Cloud (and it’s various components to run a service), how to build a Scale-Up cluster to run SAP HANA on SLES12, and how the SUSE HAE solution can provide zero downtime.


As you can see, there are A LOT of sessions related to SAP infrastructure and solutions. I recommend downloading the official SUSECON ’19 app to register for the sessions you are most interested in before they fill up.

Be sure to follow @SUSE and @MichaelDTabron on Twitter all next week.



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Michael Tabron I'm a SUSE Product Marketing Manager focused primarily on open source solutions for SAP applications across all platforms. I joined SUSE in 2015, and have over 20 years of experience with hardware and software marketing.