SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the reference platform for the software development of SAP. It is optimized for SAP applications. This document 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.
Description of tools to configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
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-15/.
For documentation on SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, see https://www.suse.com/documentation/sle-ha-15/.
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/etc/passwd: Directory names and file names
PLACEHOLDER: Replace PLACEHOLDER with the actual value
PATH: An environment variable
ls, --help: Commands, options, and parameters
user: The name of user or group
package_name: The name of a software package
Alt, Alt+F1: A key to press or a key combination. Keys are shown in uppercase as on a keyboard.
, : menu items, buttons
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Commands that must be run with root privileges. Often you can also prefix these commands with the sudo command to run them as non-privileged user.
root # command tux > sudo command
Commands that can be run by non-privileged users.
tux > command
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