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The  Oracle Solaris operating system supported on over 1000 x86 and SPARC platforms delivers the performance, stability, and security your users and customers demand. With thousands of applications available on Solaris, one OS can span your entire enterprise: the web tier, the data warehouse, and the most demanding technical compute applications. Moving to Solaris 11 is easy, whether you're upgrading from an older Solaris release or migrating from another OS.
Sun and SAP have been working together since 1993 to provide a scalable, reliable, secure, flexible, and open computing infrastructure for customers around the globe. Over time our joint efforts have paid off, helping Sun to consistently achieve many SAP Sales and Distribution standard application benchmark world records. In 2010, Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle Corporation, which is continuing the cooperation with SAP running Solaris.


New White Paper "Using the Oracle Solaris Compliance Tool for SAP Installation" New!

This paper provides instructions and best practices for a new Oracle Solaris 11 feature, the compliance report. Organizations such as banks, hospitals, and governments have specialized compliance requirements. Auditors, who are unfamiliar with an operating system, can struggle to match security controls with requirements. Therefore, tools that map security controls to requirements can reduce time and costs by assisting auditors. The simple-to-use Oracle Solaris tool provides users with not only reporting but also simple instructions on how to mitigate any compliance test failure, and also provides compliance report templates. You can download the white paper here.


New White Paper "Virtualization Monitoring in Oracle Solaris Zones" New!

Many SAP customers who run SAP on Solaris are using Zones as a flexible and efficient way to virtualize their IT infrastructure. Now we have a new white paper on how to manage and monitor Zones, written by an expert with an SAP background. You can download it here.


Solaris FAQ Published as SAP Note 2136441

To answer the most common questions about SAP on Oracle Solaris 11, we have created SAP Note 2136441 - SAP on Solaris 11: FAQ, which has links to relevant SAP Notes or documentation.
This is not an exhaustive list of all topics concerning SAP on Oracle Solaris. If you cannot find satisfactory answers to your questions here, you can search for other SAP Notes or contact your support representative.


Best Practices for Using ZFS Snapshot and Rollback with SAP Applications

There is a new white paper available for download describing Solaris best practices for using ZFS snapshot and rollback with SAP applications. This paper provides instructions and best practices on how to create and manage ZFS snapshot and rollback within the local zone on Oracle Solaris 10 and 11. ZFS snapshot and rollback is the best way to revert to a stable setting of deployments and applications after any system modification.

You can download the new white paper here.


SAPOSCOL on Oracle Solaris Enhanced with New Features

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.


Two New Oracle White Papers on Security Available

Awareness about the topic of security among business and IT teams did not start with the NSA scandal – Oracle Solaris already comes with built-in security features as standard. You just have to know how to use them. So to help customers make better use of these existing features, we have released two white papers:


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