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Service Pack 3 Highlights

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a world-class, secure open source server operating system, built to power physical, virtual and cloud-based mission-critical workloads. The operating system further raises the bar in helping organizations to accelerate innovation, enhance system reliability, meet tough security requirements and adapt to new technologies. The latest Service Pack 3 optimizes your infrastructure with support for the latest hardware environments for ARM System on Chip, Intel, AMD, SAP HANA, z Systems and NVM Express over Fabrics.

Key Benefits
  • Get the most out of your IT infrastructure with new hardware platform support that helps you increase compute density, infrastructure agility, responsiveness, ability to scale workloads and security.
  • Prevent downtime with high availability enhancements including an easy-to-use interface and improved geo clustering support.
  • Make your infrastructure more efficient and secure with faster data access, increased database performance and optimized SAP applications.

Hardware Platforms

Get the most out of your IT infrastructure with new hardware platform support that helps you increase compute density, infrastructure agility, responsiveness, ability to scale workloads and security.

  • Open the doors for broad hardware and virtualization support with higher compute density, less power consumption and economical hardware using new ARM based SoC systems.
  • Improve infrastructure agility with support for Intel’s newest and most powerful Xeon® Processor Scalable family.
  • Increase responsiveness with added support for the latest AMD EPYC™ and Ryzen™ processors.
  • Support data transaction and workload size growth for very large HANA workloads on POWER using extended virtual address space.
  • Optimize workloads and increase data security for z Systems with SUSE KVM on z and enhanced cryptographic support.
  • High Availability

    Prevent downtime with high availability enhancements including an easy-to-use interface and improved geo clustering support.

  • Improved geo recovery management with a geo cluster bootstrap kit that simplifies cluster implementation.
  • Increase visibility and improve management of your high availability environment with an updated graphical user interface.
  • Faster time to value with quick start guides for the High Availability and Geo Clustering extensions to help you get up and running quickly.
  • Performance & Security

    Make your infrastructure more efficient and secure with faster data access, increased database performance and optimized SAP applications.

  • Improve application performance with fast local NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) and remote storage devices with NVMe over Fabrics (NoF). Using NVMe you can fully exploit the benefits of modern solid-state memory technology.
  • Increase database performance with enhanced NV-DIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module) block device support.
  • Optimize more SAP applications for performance with configuration and tuning support for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise and SAP Business Objects.
  • Expand security capabilities with updated support for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 and expanded key server support for SAP system volumes with KMIP industry standard.
  • Service Pack 3 images are available for public cloud infrastructures making it easier to offer public cloud services and migrate to public cloud from on-premise environments.

    The following products are being launched as part of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3: