Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions

Access all of the special bits you need for SAP development on RHEL


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The Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux server operating system
  • Technical components to support SAP HANA®, SAP S/4HANA®, and business apps workloads
  • High Availability solutions for SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP business apps
  • Smart Management Add-On for Red Hat Satellite systems life-cycle management
  • Red Hat Insights for proactive issue identification and remediation
  • Update Services for SAP Solutions


Standardizing your entire SAP environment on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions streamlines operations and reduces costs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes key capabilities designed to support the demands of SAP environments.


SAP applications are business-critical, and downtime is unacceptable. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On is included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions. This add-on supports SAP workloads, including business applications, SAP HANA, and SAP S/4HANA. Using Pacemaker, the High Availability Add-On offers a standards-based approach that ensures the availability of SAP systems.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes the Smart Management Add-On for Red Hat Satellite life-cycle management. Smart Management is the client add-on element of the Red Hat Satellite management platform, which together with Red Hat Satellite Server, allows you to provision, patch, configure, and fully control all of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux development, test, and production systems.

Red Hat Insights, combined with Red Hat Satellite, enhances how enterprises manage their SAP environments. Red Hat Insights is a unique tool that offers a new paradigm of proactive management, identifying issues and offering automated resolutions for vulnerabilities in your environment before business operations are impacted. 


High performance is a key requirement for SAP applications. Red Hat and SAP engineers work side by side in the Linux Lab to ensure that SAP applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieve record-breaking performance across hardware platforms. Red Hat holds world records for the top performance of SAP applications.


Stability is critical for SAP landscapes, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions has you covered. Because SAP certifies its applications on minor releases of the operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions includes Update Services, which ensures the stability and security of your SAP systems. Update Services provides up to four years of support on minor releases, during which customers receive security patches and critical fixes.

When you move to a new minor release, binary compatibility ensures that the system remains stable. Your application programming interfaces (APIs) and application binary interfaces are unaffected. In this way, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions ensures kernel stability and smooth execution of both SAP applications and custom applications.

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Learn about deploying SAP Solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in production at, or email us at sap AT red hat DOT com.