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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Smoothly transition to S/4HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, delivering optimized performance, less downtime and faster deployment and migration of SAP landscapes. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the premier operating environment for SAP environments, and the only solution that supports both x86-64 and IBM Power Systems servers.

Key Features
  • Built-in high-availability clustering and automated failover for SAP HANA reduces downtime
  • Installation wizard fully automates SAP HANA and NetWeaver installations, and integrates with SUSE Manager
  • Aids to transition SAP landscapes on Microsoft Windows to S/4HANA on Linux
  • Page cache limit sustains SAP application performance
  • Seamless priority support from SAP and SUSE

SUSE Connect SAP HANA
S/4HANA
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 Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 x86-64, IBM Power Systems (ppc64le - "Little Endian")
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications 12 SP1 x86-64 (64-bit), IBM Power Systems (ppc64le - "Little Endian")
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications 11 SP4 x86-64 (64-bit), IBM Power Systems (ppc64 - "Big Endian")
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, S/4HANA and SAP NetWeaver solutions. It is uniquely positioned as a preferred and recommended 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 for NetWeaver and other SAP applications. VMware and PowerVM are supported and certified for SAP HANA in-memory systems.

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 that addresses the special needs of SAP mission-critical software solutions. The offering includes the following:

Software

Services
  • SUSE Connect program to access, download and evaluate complementary SAP products and services from the SUSE partner ecosystem
  • 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
  • Dedicated SUSE update channel to deliver patches, fixes and updates to features specifically for SAP applications

What is new in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2?

Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2, 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 SP2.

For SAP customers the following new and updated features ease migration to S/4HANA, accelerate deployment of SAP applications, tune SAP HANA for improved performance and create a more resilient and secure SAP environment. Highlights of this release include:

  • Install and configure SAP environments faster and easier
    • SAP HANA benchmark tuning at installation
    • Options for automated configuration or an easy set-up wizard for the SAP HANA Firewall
    • Installation wizard support for the complete SAP high availability stack, S/4HANA and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) deployments
    • Installation wizard integration with SUSE Manager providing a single pane of glass to configure and manage the SAP environment
  • Ease the migration from SAP landscapes on Microsoft Windows to the new Linux-only S/4HANA environments
    • Support for the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol environment
    • Enhanced Active Directory integration to support existing Microsoft user IDs and passwords
    • A guide for administrators to perform common Windows Server tasks with SUSE Enterprise Linux
    • SUSE Connect third party partner migration tools and services
  • Automate SAP HANA System Replication for scale out deployments
  • Protect data volumes in remote data centers with enhanced encryption management
  • Leverage open source community packages supporting SAP landscapes validated by SUSE and available with Package Hub

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Increase Service Availability

Reduce downtime of critical operations with built-in business continuity including an advanced high availability solution with automated data recovery for SAP HANA, and features to secure in-memory systems and storage.

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Improve Overall Performance

Boost performance for mission-critical SAP applications with the Linux OS that is performance-optimized and configurable to sustain high performance of SAP applications. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is a reference platform used for SAP application development, and is updated to optimize performance as SAP applications are updated.

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Decrease Deployment Time

Minimize the time and effort to migrate to S/4HANA and deploy SAP landscapes with a unified solution that includes application installation, migration and superior support.

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