on sles 11 I would edit /etc/grub.conf and add transparent_hugepage=never
but on SLES 12 that file does not exist..

I have tried :
grub2-editenv set transparent_hugepage=never (says its not a option)

I have tried adding to the following files and then running: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
gedit /etc/grub.d/90_persistent
gedit /etc/default/grub

and I have tried creating /etc/rc.local

nothing I have tried works, 'cat sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled' still shows always