SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12

Release Notes

This is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (SLES for SAP Applications).

Manuals can be found in the docu directory of the installation media for SLES for SAP Applications. Any documentation (if installed) can be found in the /usr/share/doc/ directory of the installed system.

Publication date: 2015-04-22 , Version: 12.0.20150420

1 SLES for SAP Applications

1.1 What's New?

1.1.1 SAPHanaSR Tolerates Cluster Foreign HANA System Replication

The SAPHanaSR Resource-Agent now fully supports a cluster foreign SAP HANA system replication ("Chain").

1.1.2 HANA Firewall Package

Hardening HANA installations is now easily possible with the Tech Preview of the HANA Firewall package shipped with SLES for SAP Applications 12. It comes with a comprehensive documentation which outlines its usecases and setup instructions.

1.1.3 Support of New SAP CD Metadata Format

The SLES for SAP Applications 12 Installation Wizard now supports the new SAP CD metadata format used on the SAP installation media. Please upgrade your copies of the SAP CD installation media to leverage the new features that the Installation Wizard now provides.

1.1.4 SLES 12 Compatibility

SLES for SAP Applications 12 is based on SLES 12 and provides all related features. Choosing 'Standard Installation' as boot option allows you to install a regular SLES 12 operating system.

1.1.5 Resource Agents for SAP HANA System Replication Automation

The included Resource-Agents SAPHana and SAPHanaTopology provide control over SAP HANA Databases which are configured in a System-Replication Scenario. As of today SCALE-UP (Single-Box) will be supported, which means system replication from one single primary database node to one single secondary database node.

1.1.6 Installation Wizard Automation

The Installation Wizard has been enhanced with the functionality to read the required system information from a configuration file that can be pre-filled according to the environment. Also, the Installation Wizard now creates such a configuration file after finishing an interactive installation, to allow for easy replay of an installation in an automatic way and to have a template configuration for the Installation Wizard. The template configuration can be adapted for installation on other machines.

1.1.7 Support for n-Tier SAP Installations Through the Installation Wizard

The Installation Wizard now allows installations of multi-tier architectures, e.g. SAP Central Instance and Database Instance on different systems. In addition, the installation of additional SAP Dialog Instances is possible to extend the existing SAP system landscape.

2 Features and Versions

This section includes an overview of some of the major features provided by SLES for SAP Applications.

3 Support Statement for SLES for SAP Applications

Support requires an appropriate subscription from SUSE; for more information, see:

General Support Statement

The following definitions apply:

  • L1: Installation and problem determination - technical support designed to provide compatibility information, installation and configuration assistance, usage support, on-going maintenance and basic troubleshooting. Level 1 Support is not intended to correct product defect errors.

  • L2: Reproduction of problem isolation - technical support designed to duplicate customer problems, isolate problem areas and potential issues, and provide resolution for problems not resolved by Level 1 Support.

  • L3: Code Debugging and problem resolution - technical support designed to resolve complex problems by engaging engineering in patch provision, resolution of product defects which have been identified by Level 2 Support.

SUSE will only support the usage of original (unchanged or not recompiled) packages.

4 How to Obtain Source Code

This SUSE product includes materials licensed to SUSE under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The GPL requires SUSE to provide the source code that corresponds to the GPL-licensed material. The source code is available for download at Also, for up to three years after distribution of the SUSE product, upon request, SUSE will mail a copy of the source code. Requests should be sent by e-mail to or as otherwise instructed at SUSE may charge a reasonable fee to recover distribution costs.

5 More Information and Feedback

  • Read the READMEs on the CDs.

  • Get detailed changelog information about a particular package from the RPM:

    rpm --changelog -qp <FILENAME>.rpm

    <FILENAME>. is the name of the RPM.

  • Check the ChangeLog file in the top level of CD1 for a chronological log of all changes made to the updated packages.

  • Find more information in the docu directory of CD1 of the SLES for SAP Applications CDs. This directory includes a PDF version of the SLES for SAP Applications Guide.

  • contains additional or updated documentation for SLES for SAP Applications.

  • Visit for the latest product news from SUSE and for additional information on the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise products.

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Thanks for using SLES for SAP Applications in your business.

The SLES for SAP Applications Team.

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