Can I run SUSE Enterprise Storage on non-YES Certified Hardware?

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Environment

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6

Situation

Can I run SUSE Enterprise Storage on non-YES Certified Hardware?

Resolution

SUSE supports SUSE Enterprise Storage as a software appliance on all hardware configurations that meet the minimum hardware requirements as per the official SUSE documentation: https://documentation.suse.com/ses/6/single-html/ses-deployment/#storage-bp-hwreq.

It should be noted that performance and functionality may be limited based on the hardware capabilities.

SUSE strongly recommends that customers deploy hardware that is YES certified, using provided reference architectures, configurations, and published solution blueprints as these have been explicitly tested and are ideal for production deployments. By using one of these recommended solutions, customers benefit from an unbroken support chain from the ISV (Independent Software Vendor) through SUSE to the IHV (Independent Hardware Vendor) and even component manufacturers, thus helping to improve implementation success.

Of course, customers have the choice to use hardware that is not certified or even out of warranty as long as it meets the minimum hardware requirements. However, this does not ensure that we can provide the full intact support chain and comes at a higher risk. SUSE will provide the best support we can, within reason, in these circumstances.

Additional Information

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7024224
  • Creation Date: 29-Oct-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage

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