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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP Solutions combines the reliability, scalability, and performance of Linux with technologies that meet the specific requirements of SAP workloads. It’s certified for integration with SAP S/4HANA® and built on the same foundation as the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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With Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, you get access to SAP-specific repositories that contain additional packages to make the best of your SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver, and SAP S/4HANA solutions. This subscription includes the Red Hat High Availability Add-on, Red Hat Insights (automate analytics collection with SAP-focused rules to proactively identify and remediate threats to security, compliance, performance, availability, and stability), and Red Hat Smart Management

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions helps you:

  • Avoid downtimes with live kernel patching
  • Reduce time to configure the operating system for SAP workloads with Red Hat Enterprise Linux system roles
  • Be flexible with update services for SAP solutions
  • Get real-time risk assessments related to performance
  • Harden your environment with a built-in security/vulnerability scanner

Features & benefits

Standardize on a single, open platform

A single subscription model and operating system provide a cost-effective, consistent platform that streamlines operations and increases stability. Standardizing your SAP environments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you the consistency you need to conquer complexity no matter where or how you choose to deploy: on-premise, virtualized, or in cloud environments.

Continuous availability for SAP applications

With the Red Hat High Availability Add-on in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions, you can deploy your SAP solutions in various highly available scale-up and scale-out configurations to minimize costly downtimes. By leveraging in-place upgrades and kernel live-patching, you can upgrade your operating system and apply critical kernel patches on-the-fly without taking your system offline. 

Operational efficiencies with automation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux system roles for SAP provide a prescriptive and automated way to easily install, configure and manage your Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment for SAP applications. These system roles can be used with Red Hat Ansible Engine and Red Hat Ansible Tower to boost productivity and scale SAP deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux using automation. 

Achieving enterprise-grade performance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions provides several capabilities to improve TCO for your SAP workloads including SAP-specific performance tunings, support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory (pMEM) File System DAX (FS-DAX), and Virtual PMEM on IBM Power architectures. These benefits can be seen in several industry-leading benchmark results published by hardware vendors.

Focus on SAP application life cycle

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes update services, providing a stable foundation and support for certain minor releases for up to four years from general availability.

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.


Red Hat solutions for SAP

From ERP and Finance to SAP Intelligence Technologies like AI/ML or IoT, or whichever SAP business solution your company is using, Red Hat can help on every stage of your journey in becoming an intelligent enterprise.


Accelerate SAP operations with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Manual operations can result in poor performance, potential downtime, and increased security risks for your SAP landscape. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform helps you streamline operations across your SAP and IT environments.


Reduce downtime for SAP HANA with Red Hat technology

Using SAP HANA’s native replication capabilities, Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On offers a standards-based approach for ensuring SAP application reliability in on-premise and cloud environments.


SAP customer success stories

See how our customers—some of the largest enterprises in the world—have increased performance, improved scalability, and reduced costs with Red Hat's SAP solutions.

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