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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.

Organizations running SAP's enterprise resource planning (SAP ERP) must migrate to SAP S/4HANA by 2027. Beyond migration, 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.

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Why Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP?

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 also includes the Red Hat High Availability Add-on and additional high availability solutions for SAP, Red Hat Insights (automate analytics collection with SAP-focused rules to proactively monitor and remediate threats to security, compliance, performance, availability, and stability), and Red Hat Smart Management, as well as Update Services for SAP Solutions.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions adds value by helping you:

  • Avoid downtimes with live kernel patching for select important and critical CVEs without having to shut down or restart your SAP environment.
  • Reduce time to configure the operating system for SAP workloads and automatically apply the optimal settings with Red Hat Enterprise Linux system roles for SAP.
  • Be flexible with Update Services for SAP solutions. Decide when to take advantage of new Red Hat Enterprise Linux features, including new hardware enablement.
  • Get real-time risk assessments related to performance, availability, stability, and security through Red Hat Insights and corresponding SAP rules & policies.
  • Harden your environment with a built-in security/vulnerability scanner.

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.

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.

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 using automation. Automate SAP and non-SAP IT landscape lifecycles with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

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.

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.

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