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Understanding SUSE Sub-capacity pricing for IBM Power servers

  Executive Summary SUSE recently updated Terms and Conditions for SUSE products to clarify the SUSE pricing policies for IBM Power systems and to accommodate Sub-capacity pricing on IBM Power servers. Sub-capacity pricing overview IBM Power servers have long been … Continue reading

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Using IBM POWER9 PowerVM Virtual Persistent Memory for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux

Introduction SAP HANA uses in-memory database technology that allows much faster access to data than was ever possible with hard disk technology on a conventional database – access times of 5 nanoseconds versus 5 milliseconds. SAP HANA customers can also … Continue reading

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The ibmvnic driver with SR-IOV is now supported by SLES 12 and SLES 15 on IBM POWER9 processor-based systems

SUSE has worked with IBM to enable support for the ibmvnic driver with PowerVM on POWER9 systems. The ibmvnic driver enables PowerVM Single Root I/O Virtualizations (SR-IOV) for improved network capabilities including reduced systems processor utilization, decreased network latency, and … Continue reading

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SUSE Linux now available on Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure for IBM Power

IBM® Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix are now SUSE YES Certified for SUSE Linux. These certifications are for the 1U CS821 and 2U CS822 models. These systems will combine the performance of the IBM POWER8 chip architecture and the simplicity … Continue reading

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SUSE Linux Live Patching for Power – A key tool for availability

All system outages are bad. They result in lost revenue, reputation damage, lost productivity and other impacts to the business. Outages of enterprise applications such as SAP HANA can have an even greater impact on a business due to the … Continue reading

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POWER9 is here. SUSE is ready!

They are here! IBM announced the POWER9 servers for small enterprises, which will be available later this quarter. IBM announced six new servers but the IBM POWER Systems H922 and H924 are of particular interest to SAP HANA customers. These … Continue reading

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SAP HANA on Power feeling a little cramped? 128TB support for SLES 11 SP4 can help

Memory fragmentation can happen in any operating system, but if you are running a memory intensive workload like SAP HANA, fragmentation can put an upper limit on how long the application can be available before needing to be restarted. Increasing … Continue reading

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Why it is hard to predict the performance impact of Meltdown and Spectre

One of the key questions about patches to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre is “How is this going to impact my performance?” Olaf Kirch, Distinguished Engineer and VP of Engineering at SUSE explains why it is so difficult to predict the … Continue reading

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SAP HANA 2.0 now certified for SLES 12 Service Pack 2 on IBM POWER8

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2) for IBM POWER is now certified by SAP for SAP HANA 2.0 SLES 12 SP2 runs on IBM POWER8 hardware in little-endian mode (ppc64le). Currently supported SAP HANA releases … Continue reading

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More memory now available for SAP HANA on SLES 11 for POWER

Many companies are now running their businesses with SAP HANA on IBM POWER servers. SUSE has seen huge increase in customer demand for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 since it became available in August 2015. SAP … Continue reading

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