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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes specific features and optimizations to support your SAP environment and provide better performance and stability.
Optimized, efficient performance
A high-performance foundation is required for SAP applications to provide the most value to your business. Software and hardware must be engineered and optimized together to achieve the greatest performance and efficiency. Red Hat and SAP engineers work together in the SAP Linux Lab to ensure that SAP applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieve high levels of performance across hardware platforms.
SAP workloads are critical for your business and downtime is unacceptable. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On — included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions — provides failover orchestration across your environment to keep your SAP workloads up and running at all times. Using Pacemaker and specialized SAP resource agents, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions offers a standards-based approach for high-availability operations.
Efficient and proactive management for near-zero downtime SAP environments
To be most effective, all systems in your SAP landscape must be up-to-date and in compliance with security and regulatory policies. Consistent management and configuration across development, test, and production environments is key. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes Red Hat Smart Management and Red Hat Insights to help you achieve this.
Red Hat Smart Management combines Red Hat Satellite with Red Hat Cloud Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. A scalable life-cycle administration platform, Red Hat Satellite lets you provision, patch, configure, and fully control all of your Red Hat infrastructure, including development, test, and production systems. It also provides subscription management capabilities. With Red Hat Satellite, you can ensure that all systems have the latest security patches and quickly remediate configuration drift. Complete auditing capabilities record and report the historical state of your systems at any point in time.
Red Hat Insights delivers predictive operating system analytics that let you rapidly identify and remediate threats to availability, security, stability, and performance. Proactive, automated, targeted issue resolution helps to ensure that your environment is operating optimally to avoid problems and unplanned downtime. Red Hat Insights includes more than 600 rules, including many specific to SAP system configuration requirements and best practices, to identify vulnerabilities before they impact critical operations. If a system contains a known vulnerability, Red Hat Insights automatically alerts you and provides instructions — including Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform playbooks — for fixing the problem. Red Hat Insights is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that you can interact with via cloud.redhat.com or the Red Hat Satellite web interface.
Enterprise stability for business-critical environments
When your business relies on your SAP environment, it must be up and running at all times. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a reliable, stable operating environment for your SAP landscape. Red Hat Update Services provides up to four years of support — including security patches and critical fixes — for select minor releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. When you upgrade to a new minor release, binary compatibility and kernel stability ensure that your system remains stable and that both SAP and custom applications continue to execute smoothly.
World-class support from Red Hat
Issues in your SAP environment can cause costly downtime. With Red Hat, support is simple and hassle-free. Red Hat works with SAP and certified hardware and cloud providers to deliver integrated support for your entire environment. Support teams work together to identify the underlying issue and resolve the problem quickly and efficiently.