Moving SAP from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise


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SAP Teched 2012 presentation covering:
- Why Linux for SAP
- SLES for SAP overview
Trends in SAP Datacenters
100TB SAP HANA cluster

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Moving SAP from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise

  1. 1. Moving SAP from UNIX toSUSE Linux EnterpriseExpert Networking SessionLounge 8Thursday, October 18 12.30pm Mike Cook Dirk Oppenkowski Account Manager SAP Partner Executive SUSE SUSE
  2. 2. Burton Snowboards As a dynamic global enterprise, Burton operates 24/7 and requires the flexibility to react quickly to changes in the marketplace. The IT department, in particular, needs to provide consistent uptime and to be able to adapt to changing business needs. Business Issues: SUSE Solution: Results: HP-UX platform for SAP required •SAP BI, CRM, ERP, Portal •80% less server-related costs - expensive hardware •SUSE Linux Enterprise Server •99.999% uptime - time-consuming •Dell INTEL servers •Reduced power consumption by administration •SUSE Linux build-in automation 30% •- frequent downtimes tools •Reduced administrative time and •SAP and Oracle upgrade prompted costs by 40% platform evaluation •UNIX replacement was cost prohibitive2
  3. 3. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ® The Linux infrastructure for SAP solutions• Reference platform for SAPs software development• 7000+ Joint Customers, 100+ References• 70+% Market share• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server optimized for SAP • SAP Certified High Availability Offering • Virtualization support for VMware, XEN and KVM • SLES 24x7 Priority Support integrated within SAP Customer Support Network • SAP specific Performance enhancements • SAP Antivirus Integration3
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  5. 5. Example of a LinuxLab project: Pagecache Limit Needed to configure a system’s available amount of pagecache  Known in Unix environments but not on Linux (yet)  Linux allows to tune the Linux Kernel’s general pagecache strategy (vm.swappiness) Helpful for system sizing  Protect the SAP system’s memory resources Influence of pagecache limit on throughput from general file system I/O caching 110.00% 100.00% Available since SLES 11 SP1: 90.00%  vm.pagecache_limit_mb  Documented in SAP note 1557506: 80.00% Linux paging improvements 70.00% 3.0.34-0.7-default pagecache limit set 3.0.34-0.7-default© 2012 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5
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  7. 7. Addressing Pain Points: Why are customers moving away from RISC? Cost Reduction Demand for Performance IT Budget Squeeze New projects Increasing project costs User growth Support, maintenance costs Regulatory requirements Business Challenges Platform Strategy Server utilization Standards based architecture Space / Consolidation Broadest solution portfolio Power & Cooling New platform for innovation HW, OS, SW refresh7
  8. 8. Trends in SAP Datacenters • In 2011, SAP software revenue from ‒ Windows: 25% ‒ UNIX/Linux: 75% • Linux the only growing OS • Linux on Intel achieves 5x SAPS/$ • Customers migrating away from proprietary RISC-based UNIX systems to Open Standard Systems Source: IDC, March 2011 (all markets)8
  9. 9. Competitive Assessment RHEL 6 for SLES for SAP Product Elements SLES 11 SAP Business Applications 11 Application Basic Priority Basic Priority Premium Maintenance / Update X X X X X Dedicated SAP Update Channel X X Priority Support 24X7 X X X SAP Solution Manager Integration X X Installation Wizard 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 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 X ClamSAP integration X X9
  10. 10. Resources SLES for SAP Apps Landing Page • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Apps Resources: • (white papers, etc.) • business-continuity-sap-wp.pdf SUSE / SAP Alliance Webpages: • • Download SLES for SAP Apps 11 SP2: •
  11. 11. When it’s Business Critical Make the smart choice
  12. 12. Visit us online to learn more about the SUSE and SAP relationship Thank you.12
  13. 13. Corporate Headquarters +49 911 740 53 0 (Worldwide) Join us on: Maxfeldstrasse 5 90409 Nuremberg Germany13
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