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danielphelps
29-Jun-2016, 18:25
Hello,
Can someone clarify whether the 1 year, 1-2 socket physical subscription allows the installation of SLES 11 SP4 in VMware for testing? For example, I'd like to virtually run the OS on my laptop for fiddling with the package manager and system settings without consequences. :cool:

Daniel

smflood
29-Jun-2016, 22:33
danielphelps Wrote in message:

> Can someone clarify whether the 1 year, 1-2 socket physical
> subscription allows the installation of SLES 11 SP4 in VMware for
> testing? For example, I'd like to virtually run the OS on my laptop for
> fiddling with the package manager and system settings without
> consequences. :cool:

Firstly please note that this forum is for issues relating to SUSE
Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications which I don't think you're
asking about.

I can't answer your specific question but I will point out that
you can request a 60-day trial licence for SLES from
https://www.suse.com/products/server/download (URL may wrap)
which offers access to patches and updates. After that SLES will
still work but no longer receive any patches or updates from
SUSE. You can also download SLES and choose not to register
it.

HTH.
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Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner


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danielphelps
30-Jun-2016, 13:44
danielphelps Wrote in message:

> Can someone clarify whether the 1 year, 1-2 socket physical
> subscription allows the installation of SLES 11 SP4 in VMware for
> testing? For example, I'd like to virtually run the OS on my laptop for
> fiddling with the package manager and system settings without
> consequences. :cool:

Firstly please note that this forum is for issues relating to SUSE
Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications which I don't think you're
asking about.

I can't answer your specific question but I will point out that
you can request a 60-day trial licence for SLES from
https://www.suse.com/products/server/download (URL may wrap)
which offers access to patches and updates. After that SLES will
still work but no longer receive any patches or updates from
SUSE. You can also download SLES and choose not to register
it.

HTH.
--
Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner


----Android NewsGroup Reader----
http://usenet.sinaapp.com/

Hi Simon,
I'm building a HANA and B1 environment, so I'm using this which seems to be based on SLES for SAP Applications: http://suse.com/slesb1hana. I hoped to run it in VMware without violating a license agreement.

To your point about using the SLES demo, what else is different from SLES for SAP Applications besides the kernel parameter adjustments and SAP installation during the setup?

Daniel

smflood
01-Jul-2016, 14:52
On 30/06/16 13:54, danielphelps wrote:

> I'm building a HANA and B1 environment, so I'm using this which seems
> to be based on SLES for SAP Applications: http://suse.com/slesb1hana.
> I hoped to run it in VMware without violating a license agreement.

Okay so there is still a 60-day free trial for SLES for SAP Applications
- see https://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap

> To your point about using the SLES demo, what else is different from
> SLES for SAP Applications besides the kernel parameter adjustments and
> SAP installation during the setup?

SLES for SAP Applications is an optimized version of SLES so most
things, including package management and system settings, from "regular"
SLES also apply to SLES for SAP Applications.

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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pschinagl
04-Jul-2016, 11:04
Hi Simon,
I'm building a HANA and B1 environment, so I'm using this which seems to be based on SLES for SAP Applications: http://suse.com/slesb1hana. I hoped to run it in VMware without violating a license agreement.

To your point about using the SLES demo, what else is different from SLES for SAP Applications besides the kernel parameter adjustments and SAP installation during the setup?

Daniel


The installer image for SAP BOne Partners could not be used with VMWare, as it does not recognize VMWare as the right hardware.
The image does automatic partitioning depending on the hardware manufacturer for certified BOne machines, which fails on VMWare as it is no hardware.

So you need to install all by yourself manual without using the SAP BOne Partner installer image.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is a bundle product for SAP customers with
additional software and services which help in SAP environments

Details at https://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/

Below a short overview:

SLES4SAP Applications consist of

100% SLES
+ 100% SLE HA-Extention (HAE)
+ SUSE SAP Priority Support contract
+ additional longer maintenance period (18 instead of 6 month)
+ extended Linux kernel parameter for SAP Netweaver workloads
+ ClamAV Library for Netweaver VSI (Virusscanning)
+ Installation Wizard for SLES and SAP Netweaver installation
+ Agent to automate HANA SystemReplication
+ SUSE Connect for SAP partner applications
+ predefined patterns for HANA, Netweaver, BOne
+ easier tuning tools
+ and more ...

Greetings
Your SUSE SAP Alliance Team

triwhdxk
06-Sep-2016, 10:56
The installer image for SAP BOne Partners could not be used with VMWare, as it does not recognize VMWare as the right hardware.
The image does automatic partitioning depending on the hardware manufacturer for certified BOne machines, which fails on VMWare as it is no hardware.

So you need to install all by yourself manual without using the SAP BOne Partner installer image.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is a bundle product for SAP customers with
additional software and services which help in SAP environments

Details at https://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/

Below a short overview:

SLES4SAP Applications consist of

100% SLES
+ 100% SLE HA-Extention (HAE)
+ SUSE SAP Priority Support contract
+ additional longer maintenance period (18 instead of 6 month)
+ extended Linux kernel parameter for SAP Netweaver workloads
+ ClamAV Library for Netweaver VSI (Virusscanning)
+ Installation Wizard for SLES and SAP Netweaver installation
+ Agent to automate HANA SystemReplication
+ SUSE Connect for SAP partner applications
+ predefined patterns for HANA, Netweaver, BOne
+ easier tuning tools
+ and more ...

Greetings
Your SUSE SAP Alliance Team


we have got slesb1hana image (SLES11_SP4_B1.x86_64-0.0.6.preload.iso) based on SLES 11.4 in Vmware 6 working successfully. We have tested successfully on Dell R720/730.

You have to do below steps so installer can detect hardware correctly. Steps taken from SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA on VMWare vSphere guide http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-57924

After creating the VM that you will run for HANA take the following steps:
Shutdown the VM
Go to vSphere Center -> Select your VM -> Edit Settings -> VM Options -> Advanced -> Configuration Parameters -> Edit Configuration -> Add Row
Enter new parameter "Smbios.reflectHost" with value
"TRUE"
Start the VM
This will pass the real vendor/model to the VM BIOS, and if it's a supported vendor/model, the installer will detect it properly.

pschinagl
12-Sep-2016, 10:42
Yes this is fine, but this will work only on SAP BusinessOne certified hardware - on all other modelís it will fail.