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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4

D Documentation Updates Edit source

This section contains information about documentation content changes made to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Guide.

This document was updated on the following dates:

D.1 August 2020—SLES-SAP 12 SP4 Maintenance Release Edit source

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Mention changes in the sapconf package, revise notes, and mention SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in conjuction to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

D.2 May 06, 2019—SLES-SAP 12 SP4 FCS Documentation Release Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.3, “Included Services”

Updated information about ESPOS.

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Removed sentence discouraging use of saptune.

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Fixed erroneous uses of the profile name sapconf that should have read sap-netweaver.

D.3 October 25, 2018—SLES-SAP 12 SP4 FCS Documentation Release Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 2.1, “Hardware Requirements”

Corrected hard disk and RAM requirements (bsc#1116907).

Section 5.3, “Unattended Installation of Cluster Servers”

Added section about unattended installation of HANA-SR cluster (FATE#325957).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Further added to sapconf section (FATE#325785).

D.4 October 25, 2018—SLES-SAP 12 SP4 Initial Documentation Release Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.3, “Included Services”

Fixed typo (bsc#1088879).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Amended for sapconf 4.1.11 and up (FATE#325785).

D.5 April 25, 2018—SLES-SAP 12 SP3 Documentation Update Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.3, “Included Services”

Fixed typo (bsc#1088879).

Section 5.2, “Setup”

Fixed misleading content: Other fencing types supported but not in YaST (bsc#1086628).

D.6 November 1, 2017—SLES-SAP 12 SP3 Documentation Update Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.2, “Software Repository Setup”

Added note about ESPOS updates via regular update repositories (bsc#1062335).

D.7 September 7, 2017—SLES-SAP 12 SP3 FCS Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Chapter 2, Planning the Installation

Added link to SAP help and support portals (documentation comment #33499).

Chapter 2, Planning the Installation, Chapter 4, Installing SAP Applications

Updated chapters with information about support for SAP HANA MDC and SAP HANA TDI (FATE#322281, FATE#320408).

Section 3.1, “Using the Installation Workflow”

Updated section with reference to description of installation on POWER in SLES documentation (FATE#320639).

Chapter 11, Encrypting Directories Using cryptctl

Updated chapter with information about support client certificates and KMIP (FATE#322293, FATE#322979).

Section 3.4, “Converting a SLES Installation to a SLES-SAP Installation”

Added section about converting from SLES to SLES-SAP (FATE#320636, FATE#320568).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Updated list of profiles integrated into saptune and sapconf (FATE#320359). Created own section for sapconf.

Section 14.2, “Cleaning Up an Instance Before Using It as a Master Image”

Clarified usage of clone-master-clean-up (DocComment#32698). Added information about new configuration options (FATE#322066).

D.8 May 10, 2017—SLES-SAP 12 SP2 Documentation Update Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.1, “Software Components”

Added links to project Web sites (FATE#323178).

Section 1.2, “Software Repository Setup” , Section 1.3, “Included Services”

Added information about repositories and support for extensions and modules (bsc#1022275).

Section 5.2, “Setup”

softdog is supported but not recommended (bsc#1022511).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Documented disabling saptune/sapconf (FATE#322069).

Chapter 12, Protecting Against Malware With ClamSAP

Added new chapter (FATE#322612).

Section A.3, “PackageHub”

Added link to official usage instructions on the Web.

D.9 December 07, 2016—SLES-SAP 12 SP2 Documentation Update Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 2.1, “Hardware Requirements”

Clarified RAM requirements.

Chapter 5, Setting Up an SAP HANA Cluster

Added new chapter (FATE#319068).

Section 10.2, “Configuring HANA-Firewall”

Updated UI description (FATE#320376, FATE#320564).

Section 10.3, “SAProuter Integration”

Added new section (FATE#320566).

Appendix A, Additional Software for SLES-SAP

Added new appendix (FATE#320373).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune , Chapter 11, Encrypting Directories Using cryptctl

Clarifications.

D.10 November 07, 2016—SLES-SAP 12 SP2 FCS Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.1, “Software Components”

Updated list of components.

Section 1.2, “Software Repository Setup”

Added section (bsc#320632).

Chapter 3, Installing the Operating System, Chapter 4, Installing SAP Applications

Updated chapters to match new installation wizards. Added list of supported SAP products (FATE#320454).

Section 4.5, “Partitioning for an SAP Application Without the SAP Installation Wizard”

Added section (bsc#929623).

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune, Chapter 10, Firewalling, Chapter 14, Creating Operating System Images, Chapter 15, Important Log Files

Separated former chapter Configuration into smaller chapters.

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Updated section to refer to saptune (FATE#320361, FATE#320362, FATE#320633).

Chapter 11, Encrypting Directories Using cryptctl

Added section (FATE#320367).

Chapter 13, Connecting via RDP

Added section (FATE#320363).

Appendix B, Partitioning for the SAP System Using AutoYaST

Moved parts of Section 2.7.2, “Partitioning for the SAP System (stage 2)” that related to AutoYaST only to a new section.

D.11 March 23, 2016 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

D.12 February 29, 2016 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 14.2, “Cleaning Up an Instance Before Using It as a Master Image”

Add new section.

Section 14.1, “Creating Images with KIWI”

Add new section.

Section 2.2, “Downloading the Installation Image”

Clarify that only DVD 1 is necessary for installation (doccomment#30069).

Other updates

Other corrections and small language updates.

D.13 February 15, 2016 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Updates to the Structure of the Guide

Improve organization of the guide by updating its structure. Chapter 2, Planning the Installation, Chapter 4, Installing SAP Applications, Configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, and Chapter 6, Setting Up an Installation Server for SAP Media Sets are now chapters instead of sections.

Appendix C, Supplementary Media is now an appendix instead of section.

Section 2.7, “Partitioning” is now a section within Chapter 2, Planning the Installation instead of a chapter.

Merge Section 1.1, “Software Components” and Chapter 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Components.

Move Section 3.2, “Using SLES-SAP Media from the Network” from Chapter 3, Remote Installation from a Network Server to Chapter 3, Installing the Operating System.

Move Section 2.6, “Required Data for Installing” from Chapter 3, Installing the Operating System to Chapter 2, Planning the Installation.

Move certain information from Section 1.1.4, “Installation Workflow” to Section 2.5, “Overview of the Installation Workflow”.

Chapter 1, What Is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

Add figure.

Section 1.1.3, “Simplified SAP HANA System Replication Setup”

Add information on supported scenarios.

Section 1.1.6, “Malware Protection with ClamSAP”

Mention added support for NW-VSI 2.0.

Section 1.1.7, “SAP HANA Security”

Add new section.

Section 1.1.8, “Simplified Operations Management”

Add new section.

Section 3.1, “Using the Installation Workflow”

Remove outdated installation options. Update Installation Workflow.

Section 3.3, “Using an External AutoYaST Profile”

Remove information that duplicated.

Chapter 4, Installing SAP Applications

Update Installation Workflow.

Section 10.2, “Configuring HANA-Firewall”

Add new section.

Chapter 9, Tuning systems with saptune

Add new section.

D.14 May 29, 2015 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Section 1.1, “Software Components”

Add more information on SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension.

There are also White Papers about SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.

Chapter 2, Planning the Installation

Provide ISO image download URL.

Section 2.2, Booting the Installation Medium

The package scope of the SLES for SAP Applications — Installation is identical to a default SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation.

Section 2.3, SLES for SAP — Installation

Add note about pre-selected packages in case of registration at this stage of the installation.

Section 2.4.3.5, Registration

Add note about pre-selected packages in case of registration at this stage of the installation.

Chapter 4, Installing SAP Applications

Rewrite remote location specification.

Section 2.7, “Partitioning”

SAP HANA requires 2 GB of swap.

Section 1.1.3, “Simplified SAP HANA System Replication Setup”

Address SAP HANA System Replication (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=929626).

Section 1.1.7.2, “Hardening Guide for SAP HANA”

New section (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=929625).

D.15 April 29, 2015 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

General

Replace SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 references with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 everywhere, and adjust the text according to the new installation flow.

About This Guide

Update feedback information.

Section 3.3, “Using an External AutoYaST Profile”

Add note about loading an external profile via HTTP (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=925747).

D.16 October 28, 2013 Edit source

Updates were made to the following sections. The changes are explained below.

Chapter 3, Installing the Operating System

Update Hardware Requirements, Hard Disk space, and adjust the following text accordingly.

Section 2.7, “Partitioning”

New chapter.

Appendix D, Documentation Updates

New appendix.

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