SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, you gain the benefits of the latest generation of Enterprise Linux OS with the power and reliability of IBM hardware. This combination provides the performance and flexibility to run the most demanding business-critical workloads.

Key Features
  • Increase reliability & reduce costs with advanced RAS
  • Reboot from a snapshot with Full System Rollback
  • Manage resources more precisely with Control Groups
  • Customize your system more easily with YaST
  • Manage network configurations more easily with Wicked
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System Requirements

Server Requirements
  • PowerKVM: equal to requirements for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • PowerKVM: Additional 256 MiB RAM for each virtual machine
  • Print servers: relatively faster processor
  • Web servers: additional RAM to improve caching, additional processors
  • Database servers: additional Ram to improve caching, multiple disks
  • File servers: additional memory & disks or RAID system
For Installation
  • IBM POWER8 processor-based server
  • Local installation: 512 MB RAM
  • 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
  • IBM POWER8 processor-based server
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 750 MB hard disk space for software
  • 750 MB hard disk space for user data
  • Ethernet
  • Wireless or modem
Disk Space
  • 512 MiB
  • 4 GiB recommended
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Industry Leading Performance

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM POWER gives you all the benefits of an industry–standard Linux operating system with the performance and reliability of IBM's proven POWER platform.

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Superior RAS on Linux

With IBM POWER processor-based systems you get RAS characteristics not commonly found in server families running Linux. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for POWER on IBM POWER8 servers exposes key RAS tenets of the POWER platform.

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Super-High Speed for SAP Analytics

Today’s enterprises need a next-generation in-memory data store with performance for real-time analytics answers, the scalability to seamlessly support a growing base of users, and the reliability to meet mission-critical demands—​SAP HANA running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on IBM Power Servers.

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