Cisco and SUSE Linux: The perfect platform for SAP


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- customer example: TUI Travel
- SAP in Cisco UCS, Flexpod architecture
- SAP UNIX-2-Linux migrations
- SUSE and SAP relationship
- SLES for SAP

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Cisco and SUSE Linux: The perfect platform for SAP

  1. 1. Cisco and SUSE Linux: The Perfect Platform for SAP Dirk Oppenkowski SAP Partner Executive
  2. 2. TUI Travel With an unrivalled local presence of destination services companies in over 50 countries, a database of over 55,000 hotels worldwide, and a global network of port and shore-side services to the world’s leading cruise operators, TUI Travel operates in diverse sectors of the leisure industry to offer a wide breadth of customer experiences. Business Issues: • Improving performance on key SAP BI applications • Streamlining data center management and enhancing scalability • Reducing complexity and costs of technology servers • Performance and Reliability issues with existing Solaris servers SUSE Solution: • Cisco UCS platform • EMC storage, VMWare vSphere Enterprise • SAP HANA, BW, BO Suite • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Results: • Analyzing millions of records in hours to hundreds of millions of records in seconds • Daily DB loads running up to 24 times faster • Lowered IT administration costs by more than 150,000 euros
  3. 3. SAP on UCS Develop • In-memory computing • Mobility • Cloud Design • Validations & benchmarks • Adaptive computing • Joint technical activity with new Partner Port and UCS in SAP labs Deploy • SAP on Vblock • SAP on Flexpod • HANA and BWA • CPO for SAP Cisco SAP Partnerships
  4. 4. Cisco Flexpod: Validated Design SAP SAP LVM Database HA Vmware Extension HA SLES for SAP Applications VSphere 5 UCS
  5. 5. SAP installations on Linux steadily increasing each year (SCN) • Most SAP UNIX migration goes to Linux • Linux on Intel achieves 5x SAPS/$ • No Limits for SAP workloads on Linux • Competitive Advantage ‒ Improved Performance ‒ High Availability ‒ Increased Reliability ‒ Tightened Security Source: The Trend from UNIX to Linux in SAP DataCenters, RealTech Consulting, Oct 2012
  6. 6. Why are customers moving away from RISC? 7
  7. 7. SAP and SUSE by the numbers 16,800 70% SAP customers are using Linux to run the database and/or application server of these are running their workloads on SUSE Linux Enterprise #1 SUSE Linux Enterprise is SAP's development platform for UNIX and Linux #1 SUSE Linux Enterprise is the recommended and supported OS of choice for SAP HANA #1 First Linux distributor to certify HA extension for integration with SAP Netweaver
  8. 8. SAP and SUSE 13+ years of technology and engineering collaboration • Front runner technologies ‒ ‒ 1st validated open source HA ‒ • 1st Amazon EC2 OS for SAP 1st validated virtualization Strategic OS for: ‒ ‒ SAP BWA ‒ • SAP HANA SAP Business ByDesign Integrated Enterprise Support
  9. 9. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP The only operating system optimized for SAP Applications • Built in HA components to enable you to protect Mission Critical Applications • Extended Update Cycle (18 months) to fit your needs • Enables High Performance of Large Workloads • Integrated Priority Support from both SUSE and SAP • Enables Fast and Easy Deployment with Installation Wizard
  10. 10. What is SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP? SAP Installation Wizard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server • Guided Installation (OS + SAP) • Install. Framework 3rd party ext.
  11. 11. What is SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP? • Cluster Resource Manager • Cluster Filesystem • SAP Resource Agents High Availability Extensions SAP Installation Wizard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  12. 12. SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension Achieves SAP-Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver • Press release by SUSE (link) • Technical collaboration with SAP Linux Lab • High Availability included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications • SAP Connector available only in SUSE for SAP product
  13. 13. High Availability Solutions for SAP Validated best practices with partners at SAP Linux Lab Simple Stack DRBD Data Sync Enqueue Replication HA in Virtual Environments
  14. 14. What is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP? Fully supported optimization for SAP workloads Page Cache Limit High Availability Extensions SAP Installation Wizard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  15. 15. Page Cache Limit Feature Solution Overview Tells kernel that once page cache is filled to configured limit, application memory is more important and should not be paged out No memory paged out if memory footprint of the workload plus the configured page cache limit does not exceed the amount of physical RAM SAP Note 1557506: Linux paging improvement
  16. 16. What is SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP? Page Cache Limit Clam SAP High Availability Extensions ESPOS SAP Installation Wizard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Extends Service Pack overlap support from 6 months to 18 months
  17. 17. Extended Service Pack Overlap Support General Support Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Extended Support Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 GA SP1 ESPOS SP2 ESPOS SP3 ESPOS SP4 6 month 18 month 18 month upgrade window 18 month extended lifecycle ESPOS Year 9 Year 10
  18. 18. What is SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP? Page Cache Limit Clam SAP High Availability Extensions ESPOS Web YaST SAP Installation Wizard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SAP specific update channel •Additional maintenance channel •Allows SAP specific patches •Updates for SAP specific packages
  19. 19. That is the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 Page Cache Limit Clam SAP High Availability Extensions ESPOS Web YaST SAP Installation Framework SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SAP specific update channel PRIORITY SUPPORT for SAP PRIORITY SUPPORT for SAP PRIORITY SUPPORT for SAP PRIORITY SUPPORT for SAP
  20. 20. Competitive Assessment Product Elements SLES for SAP Applications 11 SLES 11 RHEL 6 for SAP Business Application Basic Maintenance / Update Priority Basic Priority Premium X X X X X X X Dedicated SAP Update Channel Priority Support 24X7 X X X SAP Solution Manager Integration Installation Wizard X X X X Linux Kernel 3.0 X X X X Xen Virtualization supported by SAP X X X X KVM Virtualization supported by SAP X X X X Page-Cache Limit X X Expanded Service Pack Overlap Support X X High Availability Clustering X X Cluster File System support X X Support for SAP required JVM X X ClamSAP integration X X X X
  21. 21. Additional Information
  22. 22. SAP-Notes Relevant SAP Notes* # 171356 - SAP Software on Linux: Essentials # 1310037 - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11: Installationsguide # 1056161 - SUSE Priority Support for SAP Applications # 1557506 - Linux paging improvements # 1122387 - Linux: SAP Support in virtualized Environments VMware Knowledge base • 1034165 Disabling simultaneous write protection provided by VMFS using the multi-writer flag * SAP S-User Id required
  23. 23. SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP2 Enhancements • Support for Kernel 2.6 compatibility environment ‒ SAP Applications require uname output of 2.6.x ‒ uname26 and PAM module providing compatibility environment ‒ SAP Notes 1629558 and 1310037 “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2’s new Linux kernel version 3.0 offers many new features and enhancements that will help SAP customers utilize the newest technology improvements with their SAP infrastructures, together with SUSE, we're developing easy installation and migration paths for existing SAP installations, such as SAP NetWeaver, to support Linux kernel 3.0 so our customers can confidently run SAP solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2." (Helge Deller, head of SAP LinuxLab at SAP).
  24. 24. More Information SUSE Websites • • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications • SUSE and SAP Alliance • SUSE Linux Enterprise and SAP HANA SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications • Overview and Features • Video Introduction • Solutions Guide • Success Stories • Whitepapers • Best Practice Guides (High Availability) • FAQ • Technical Information • Evaluation Download
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