SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Get the most from your SAP HANA and SAP business application software with decreased downtime, greater operating efficiency, and accelerated innovation. Utilize your business data in real time with the power of SAP and the reliability, availability, and serviceability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. This is the only solution that supports both x86-64 and IBM Power Systems servers.

Key Features
  • Built-in high-availability clustering for reduced downtime
  • Automated failover for SAP HANA database
  • Full system rollback including service pack updates for fast error recovery
  • SAP HANA database firewall secures in-memory data
  • Installation wizard fully automates SAP HANA and NetWeaver installations
  • Page cache limit sustains SAP application performance
  • Linux containers with Docker for automated application deployment
  • Seamless priority support from SAP and SUSE
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Version 12

System Requirements

For Installation
  • Local installation 512 MB RAM (recommended using 512 MB for swap)
  • 2 GB available disk space (more recommended, 8.5 GB for all patterns)
  • 16 GB for snapshot/rollback of the OS
  • Secure Shell (SSH)-based network install, graphical 512 MB RAM
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)-based network install using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) 512 MB RAM
For Operation
  • 512 MiB to 4 GiB RAM, at least 256 MiB per CPU
  • 4 GiB hard-disk space, 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS
  • 750 MB hard disk space for software
  • 750 MB hard disk space for user data
Supported Processor Platforms
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications 12 SP1 x86_64 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 x86_64 (64-bit), IBM Power Systems
Recommendations for specific uses
  • For SAP server and storage sizing please contact your hardware vendor.

What is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the optimized operating system platform, validated and certified by SAP, for all SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver solutions. It is uniquely positioned as a preferred Linux operating system platform for running SAP software solutions.

Can SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications be virtualized?

Yes, it is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and inherits all virtualization capabilities and supportability. It can be virtualized with SUSE, VMware, and Citrix virtualization solutions, all supported and certified by SAP.

What’s included as part of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications offering?

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is an optimized operating system platform powered by enterprise services that addresses the special needs of SAP mission-critical software solutions. The offering includes the following:


    Services
  • An extended service pack that overlaps support to allow customers to run the next-to-last service pack for 18 months instead of 6 months
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Priority Support provides 24x7 support from SAP and SUSE seamlessly through SAP Solution Manager

What is new in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 ?

Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1, it’s an operating system for deploying highly available, enterprise-class IT services in mixed IT environments with best-of-breed performance and reduced risk. See what’s new in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1.

For SAP customers the following features are especially relevant and will increase the uptime of mission-critical SAP workloads:

  • Rollback on service pack upgrade
  • Docker
  • Built-in business continuity
  • Innovation for SAP HANA
  • Simplified operations
  • Leverage hardware enablement

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Better Overall Performance
& Time to Value

SAP and SUSE validated and certified the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications jointly to eliminate potential software incompatibilities. As a result, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications consistently delivers outstanding uptime and performance—even under full CPU loads and high memory stress.

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Increased Service Availability

Modern SAP systems running critical workloads need to meet the highest standards for availability for their SAP services. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is engineered to maximize service availability of SAP HANA databases and mission-critical SAP applications. Full system rollback reduces downtime resulting from unexpected application problems following an update. By adding the SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching extension, the Linux kernel can be updated with zero downtime for SAP applications.

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Decrease Your Deployment Time

Reduce your SAP deployment time from days to hours with SUSE's installation wizard. The installation wizard in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications installs both SAP software solutions and their underlying Linux infrastructures, guided. This process seamlessly integrates and simplifies the installation of SAP applications.

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