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SUSE, SAP and other partners have created best practice guides covering different aspects of setting up and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications together with your mission-critical software solutions.
The best practice guides are technical documents designed to help system administrators and technical consultants to integrate highly available SAP business applications like SAP HANA into an existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) infrastructure.

Best Practices for SAP HANA
Modern SAP systems running critical workloads need to meet the highest standards for availability for their SAP services. Business continuity architectures based on SAP HANA System Replication rely on the system administrator to determine that a failure has occurred and initiate the failover to the secondary system. SUSE has enhanced the SAP HANA System Replication’s setup by providing resource agents for detecting a failure and automating the SAP HANA takeover.

SAP HANA System Replication can be configured for either the performance-optimized or the cost-optimized mode of operation. Get the best practice guides for:

SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications version
Setting up a SAP HANA SR performance optimized infrastructure 11 SP4 12 SP1
Setting up a SAP HANA SR cost optimized infrastructure 11 SP4 12 SP1

Best Practices for SAP Business Suite
SAP Business Suite is a sophisticated application platform for large enterprises and mid-size companies. Many critical business environments require the highest possible SAP application availability.

The following best-practices have been developed together with customers, partners and consulting to provide step-by-step guides on setting up a high availability environment, manner how to plan a SUSE Linux Enterprise platform for SAP Applications.

SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications version
Best practices for running SAP NetWeaver on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with High Availability—Enqueue Replication Server and sap_suse_cluster_connector Integration 11 SP2 11 SP4 coming soon 12 SP1
Best practices for Running SAP NetWeaver on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with High Availability (Simple Stack) 11 SP1 11 SP4 coming soon 12 SP1 coming soon
Best practices for running SAP NetWeaver on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with High Availability—DRBD dual data center 11 SP1 - -
Best practices for the DB2 pureScale feature on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server—a best-of-breed solution 11 SP1 - -

Further technical information can be found on SAP on Linux (SCN). The addendum for SUSE whitepapers and best practices - SAP NetWeaver HA can be found here.