Operating System for Deployment - SAP HANA on AWS

Operating System for Deployment

This reference deployment supports the following operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP (SLES for SAP)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server for SAP with High Availability and Update Services (RHEL for SAP with HA and US)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA (RHEL for SAP HANA)

The following table summarizes the list of supported operating systems and versions.

Operating system Supports Single-AZ deployment? Supports Multi-AZ deployment?
  • SLES 11 SP4

  • SLES 12

  • SLES 12 SP1

  • SLES 12 SP3

  • SLES 12 SP4

  • SLES 12 SP5

  • SLES 15

  • SLES 15 SP1

  • SLES 15 SP2

Yes No
  • SLES 12 SP2 for SAP*

  • SLES 12 SP3 for SAP*

  • SLES 12 SP4 for SAP*

  • SLES 12 SP5 for SAP*

  • SLES 15 for SAP*

  • SLES 15 SP1 for SAP*

  • SLES 15 SP2 for SAP*

Yes Yes
  • RHEL 7.5 for SAP HANA

Yes No
  • RHEL 7.4 for SAP with HA and US

  • RHEL 7.5 for SAP with HA and US

  • RHEL 7.6 for SAP with HA and US

  • RHEL 8.1 for SAP with HA and US

  • RHEL 8.2 for SAP with HA and US

Yes Yes

* Both AWS Marketplace and Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) are supported. You must provide a registration key for the BYOS option.

We recommend using SLES for SAP or RHEL for SAP with HA and US for your deployments. These operating systems provide the software required to set up high availability and offer an extended-support lifecycle.

To learn more about the benefits of using SLES for SAP, see the SUSE product page. To learn more about the benefits of using RHEL for SAP with HA and US, see Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Offerings on AWS FAQ.

Note

Before you start your deployment, see the SAP HANA hardware directory for the list of operating systems supported on a specific Amazon EC2 instance type for SAP HANA workloads.

SAP maintains a support matrix that details dependencies between operating system versions and SAP HANA versions. Review SAP Note 2235581SAP HANA: Supported Operating Systems to ensure that you choose a supported combination.