Guide

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.

Overview

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Guide is divided into the following chapters:

What Is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

An overview of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Planning the Installation

Information on hardware requirements, the installation workflow, partitioning, and other installation planning aspects.

Installing the Operating System

Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system that forms the basis of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Installing 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 an Installation Server for SAP Media Sets

Setting up a server for all Installation Media used within your organization.

Software Components

Description of tools to configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Additional Documentation and Resources

Chapters in this manual contain links to additional documentation resources that are either available on the system or on the Internet.

Contact and Feedback

There are several ways to contact us or give feedback:

Support

For services and support options available for your product, refer to http://www.suse.com/support/.

Comments

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E-mail

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Documentation Conventions

The following notices and typographic conventions are used in this document:

  • /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.

  • File, File > Save As: menu items, buttons

  • This paragraph is only relevant for the Intel 64/AMD64 architectures. The arrows mark the beginning and the end of the text block.

    This paragraph is only relevant for the architectures IBM Z and POWER. The arrows mark the beginning and the end of the text block.

  • Chapter 1, Example Chapter: A cross-reference to another chapter in this guide.

  • 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
  • Notices

    WARNING: Warning Notice

    Vital information you must be aware of before proceeding. Warns you about security issues, potential loss of data, damage to hardware, or physical hazards.

    IMPORTANT: Important Notice

    Important information you should be aware of before proceeding.

    NOTE: Note Notice

    Additional information, for example about differences in software versions.

    HINT: Tip Notice

    Helpful information, like a guideline or a piece of practical advice.

  • Compact Notices

    NOTE: Additional information, for example about differences in software versions.

    HINT: Helpful information, like a guideline or a piece of practical advice.