SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 is a highly reliable, scalable and secure server operating system for efficiently deploying highly available enterprise-class IT services in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Designed for mixed IT environments, it offers best of breed performance with reduced risk of technological obsolescence or vendor lock in.

System Requirements

Minimum Linux server system requirements for installation

  • Local Installation: 512 MiB RAM (1024 GiB RAM recommended), 512 MiB Swap recommended
  • 2 GiB available disk space (more recommended, 8.5 GiB for all patterns)
  • 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS

Recommendations for specific uses

  • 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
  • Network interface (Ethernet, wireless or modem)
  • For Xen and KVM virtual server and Virtual machine requirements please refer to Release notes and official Virtualization guide
  • For print servers - a relatively faster processor or additional processors to improve server-based printing
  • For web servers - additional RAM to improve caching, and additional processors to improve web application performance
  • For database servers - additional RAM to improve caching, and multiple disks for parallel I/O
  • For file servers - additional memory and disks, or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) system to improve I/O throughput

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