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SAPOSCOL has been enhanced to better detect OVM virtualization and Oracle Solaris Zones (previously only Zones were detected). This enhancement is available with SAP HOST AGENT 7.20 SP188 for Solaris x86 and SPARC. For more information, see SAP Note 2031893 Collection of Virtualization Configuration in SAPOSCOL on Solaris. 8 July 2014
- Oracle Security for SAP – an overview of the general security concepts that Oracle offers for SAP customers
- Securing Access to Software Owner ‘oracle’ on Oracle Solaris in SAP Environments – how to use the 'sudo' feature to restrict access and improve security for OS administrators 9 Apr 2014
This paper provides instructions and best practices on how to install SAP with Oracle Database 11g using the minimum required packages and services for the Oracle Solaris operating system. The goal of this document is to increase security on the Oracle Solaris operating system by minimizing the required packages and disabling unnecessary services on the system. This strategy makes your system safer.
You can download the new white paper here. 01 Oct 2014
Oracle Solaris 11.2 has been tested and is fully supported to run SAP applications. Applications certified for Oracle Solaris 11 do not need to be recertified when updating to Oracle Solaris 11.2 or later, due to the Oracle Solaris Binary Compatibility Guarantee.
Solaris 11.2 includes the following key features:
- Kernel zones - certified for SAP applications
- Unified Archive
- Compliance Report
- Software Defined Networking
- Open Stack
For more information, see SAP Note 2047465 - SAP Software in an Oracle Solaris 11.2 Kernel and the details here. 5 Aug 2014
On March 26, SAP and Oracle announced the result of another benchmark for Solaris / SPARC systems, based on the SPARC M6 processor and Solaris 11. This shows the performance gain achievable for an SAP system when using both Solaris and SPARC, underscoring the sound platform offered by Solaris / SPARC for SAP applications.
Details of the new world records for SAP SD benchmarks with Oracle's SPARC T5 and M5 / M6 servers:
- Read more about the T5-8 benchmark
- Read more about the M5-32 benchmark
- Read more about the M6-32 benchmark 1 Apr 2014
- Integration of sapstartsrv in vendor product
- Start/stop SAP instance via SAPControl
- Manual failover test via vendor product
The Solaris Platform Library for LVM (including the support for system clone / copy / refresh) is now released for customers and can be downloaded from the SAP Service Marketplace:
http://service.sap.com/swdc -> Support Packages and Patches -> Browse our Download Catalog -> SAP Technology Components -> SAP ADAPTIVE EXTENSIONS -> SAP ADAPTIVE EXTENSIONS 1.0
For detailed information, see the related SAP Note 1786220.
The following Solaris versions are supported with SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management:
- Oracle Solaris 11 SPARC
- Oracle Solaris 11 x64
- Oracle Solaris 10 SPARC
- Oracle Solaris 10 x64
Fully integrated with Oracle Solaris 11, Oracle Solaris Cluster offers a unified installation experience, and leverages Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
to enable quick deployment of cloud environments and simplified lifecycle management.