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Full Support for SLES 12?


maybe some of you are in a similar situation:

We are running SAP Systems on SLES11.3 for vmware which will go out of maintenance around december 2015.

The best approach for us would be to go for SLES12.

Until mid this year SLES12 was not supported by SAP resp. by all software vendors.

Today I saw in PAM that SLES12 is supported for NetWeaver Kernel 7.42, which is fine.

However, we also have other SAP systems based on NW 7.00 (Kernel 7.2x), SAP ContentServer (6.5 on MaxDB 7.9), WebDispatchers, Solution Manager 7.1 and so on, which are - according to PAM - not supported, at least as of now.

Will there be an official SAP support for the latter products on SLES12? When can we expect this? End of year is coming closer and upgrading SLES is easy, but must also be planned ahead.



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    Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 04:57 PM

    Do you only plan to update teh SLES for the NetWeaver application servers? Or do you also plan

    to place the database on SLES12? In the latter case which database are you using? Depending on the components we could find the optimal next SLES Version. Either SLES 11 SP4 (or SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP4) or SLES 12 (or SLES for SAP Applications 12).

    As fast as I remember for new OS products (not only SLES12) SAP decided not to validate all older product versions. If I remember correctly the "cut" was NW70. Means older versions where not re-validated and NW70 and newer have been re-validated. If needed I can try to figure that out in detail.

    On the other hand also the Databases needed to be re-validated and there we also need to check the database products and versions. I have seen that the SAP ContentServer has a MaxDB. Do you have other databases or other DB versions?

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