Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions

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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP® Solutions provides the secure, scaling and reliable operating system foundation you need to support the specific requirements of SAP business critical 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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Organizations running SAP's enterprise resource planning (SAP ERP) must migrate to SAP S/4HANA® by 2027. SAP customers need an operating system that allows them to leverage the flexibility and reliability of open source to support and execute on their business strategy. Ensuring that availability of these systems is crucial, with stability and security necessary to support the complex compliance requirements of the modern enterprise.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions helps enterprises create a more secure, scalable, flexible, reliable, cost effective, and intelligent automated infrastructure that sets them up for a future of innovation as an SAP-powered digital enterprise. 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. Together with Red Hat Insights, the entire infrastructure underpinning SAP is managed through proactive monitoring and analytics to ensure compliance and security.

Features and benefits

Red Hat Enterprise Linux was the recipient of TrustRadius' Best Feature Set designation.

Application life cycle support

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.

Platform standardization

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 and accelerate innovation with a scalable and flexible open hybrid platform no matter where or how you choose to deploy: on-premise, virtualized, or in cloud environments.

Efficient 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 Automation Platform to boost productivity and scale SAP deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Automate SAP and non-SAP IT landscape lifecycles with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Proactive tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes the Red Hat High Availability Add-on and additional high availability solutions for SAP, Red Hat Insights for automated risk assessments related to performance, availability, stability, and security according to SAP rules and policies, and Red Hat Satellite, as well as Update Services for SAP Solutions

Continuous availability

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.

Enterprise-grade performance

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

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