SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the reference platform for the software development of SAP. It is optimized for SAP applications. This guide provides detailed information about installing and customizing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension is also part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Guide is divided into the following chapters:
An overview of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
Information on hardware requirements, the installation workflow, partitioning, and other installation planning aspects.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system that forms the basis of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
Installing SAP applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, either directly after the installation of the operating system or in a running system.
Setting up a server for all Installation Media used within your organization.
Setting up an SAP HANA cluster with system replication using the YaST wizard.
Tuning the system to enable the best performance for SAP applications.
Keeping the system and applications safe using firewalls.
Keeping server data encrypted at rest.
Keeping your users safe from malware.
Using remote access to administrate machines.
Creating KIWI images and scrubbing private data off fully configured images.
Gives a short overview of important log files.
Chapters in this manual contain links to additional documentation resources that are either available on the system or on the Internet.
For the latest updates to this guide, see https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles_for_sap/.
You can find numerous whitepapers, a best-practices guide, and other resources at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications resource library: https://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/resource-library/.
For documentation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, see https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles-12/.
For documentation on SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, see https://www.suse.com/documentation/sle-ha-12/.
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