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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4

1 What is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is a bundle of software and services that addresses the specific needs of SAP users. It is the only operating system that is optimized for all SAP software solutions.

What is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?
Figure 1.1: What is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

1.1 Overview

Target use cases include:

  • Unix to Linux Migrations and Replatforming

  • SAP Appliances

  • SAP Cloud Deployments

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications consists of software components (see Section 1.2, “Software Components”) and service offerings (see Section 1.3, “Services for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications”).

1.2 Software Components

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

The current release is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing, both physical and virtual.

Installation Wizard

The Installation Wizard offers a guided installation path for both the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system and the SAP application.

Additionally, the workflow can be extended by 3rd party vendors or customers with the help of the Supplement Media (see Section 5.4.1, “Supplement Media”).

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

This component consists of:

  • Cluster manager

  • Cluster file system

  • Resource agents, also for SAP

For more information about SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, see the High Availability Guide (http://documentation.suse.com/sle_ha/) and the Best Practice Guides (http://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/resource-library/sap-best-practices.html).

Page-Cache Limit

Limit the kernel file system cache size to influence swapping behavior. With this feature you can gain better performance by allocating memory to an application. For more information, see Section 5.3.1, “Kernel: Page-Cache Limit”.

ClamSAP

ClamSAP is a new antivirus toolkit integration. For more information, see Section 5.4.2, “ClamSAP”.

1.3 Services for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Extended Service Pack Overlap Support

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications includes Extended Service Pack Overlap Support. This extends the overlapping support period for two service packs by one year. This allows to perform a service pack migration within a 18 months time period as opposed to 6 months. With Extended Service Pack Overlap Support migrations can be scheduled more easily and testing before migration can be performed under lesser time constraints, while still remaining under full support and receiving all relevant maintenance updates. Extended Service Pack Overlap Support is a unique offering being part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Additional Update Channel
  • Allows SAP-specific patches

  • Updates for SAP-specific packages

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Priority Support for SAP Applications

Subscriptions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Priority Support for SAP Applications. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Priority Support for SAP Applications offers technical support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications directly from SAP. The joint support infrastructure, used by support engineers from SUSE Technical Support and SAP, is based upon SAP Solution Manager and offers a seamless communication with both SAP and SUSE in a 1 Face to the Customer manner, thus reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership.

For background information, see SAP Note 1056161: SUSE Priority Support for SAP Applications https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/1056161.

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