SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Power, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 for Power, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power have updated features and pricing structure

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-302
October 19, 2021

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Planned availability datePlanned availability datePricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublicationsRegional availabilityRegional availability
Technical informationTechnical information


At a glance

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IBM® and SUSE are updating SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 for Power®, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 for Power, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications for Power features to reflect the latest offering structure, which is already available from SUSE.



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Overview

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SLES 12 for Power, SLES 15 for Power, and SLES for SAP Applications for Power have updated feature codes to reflect the latest offering structure.

Features created for SLES 12 for Power include:

  • A one-year subscription for one to two sockets with unlimited virtual machines (VMs), with SUSE Live Patching included.

Features created for SLES 15 for Power include:

  • A one-year, three-year, or five-year subscription for one to two sockets with unlimited VMs, with SUSE Live Patching included.

Features updated for SLES for SAP Applications for Power include:

  • A one-year, three-year, or five-year subscription for one to two sockets with unlimited VMs, with SUSE Live Patching included.
  • For these new features, separate feature codes are available for subscriptions with support provided by IBM and subscriptions with support provided by SUSE.


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Key requirements

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SLES for SAP Applications for Power is intended for clients running SAP applications.

SLES 12 for Power supports Power servers that use IBM Power8, IBM Power9, and IBM Power10 processors running in Power9 compatibility mode.

SLES 15 for Power supports Power servers that use Power8, Power9, and Power10 processors.



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Planned availability date

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October 22, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

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The product or offering is capable as of the planned availability date, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. An Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5639-SAP 11.00.00 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for Power
5639-12S 12.00.00 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for POWER®
5639-15S 15.00.00 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 for IBM Power Systems
Program number Maintenance 1-year Program number Maintenance 3-year Program number
5639-SAP N/A N/A
5639-12S N/A N/A
5639-15S N/A N/A


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Publications

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None



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Services

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

SLES for SAP Applications supports Power servers that use Power8, Power9, or Power10 processors. It is not supported on the single-socket servers or the LC line of systems.

SLES 12 for Power supports Power Systems servers that use Power8, Power9, or Power10 processors in Power9 compatibility mode.

SLES 15 for Power supports Power servers that use Power8, Power9, or Power10 processors.

Software requirements

SLES for SAP Applications is intended for clients running SAP applications.

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Planning information

Packaging

These offering are delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

Security, auditability, and control

SLES 12 for Power, SLES 15 Power, and SLES for SAP Applications for Power use the security and auditability features of the operating system.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


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New feature numbers

When you order SLES for SAP Applications from IBM, SLES 12 for Power, or SLES 15 for Power, a subscription activation code is automatically published in Entitled Systems Support (ESS). After retrieving this code from ESS, you will use it to establish proof of entitlement and download the software from SUSE.

Description abbreviations:

  • Sub = subscription
  • Spt = support
  • Pri = priority
  • Std = standard
  • Skt = socket
  • w = with
  • Y = year
  • L = LPAR (Virtual Machine)
  • Unl = Unlimited
  • IV = Live Patching SKUs
  • LP = Live Patching

SLES for SAP Applications for Power 11.0.0 introduces the following feature numbers:

SLES for SAP Applications for Power (5639-SAP)

Feature description OTC feature number
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub 0021
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub/Spt 0022
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Pri Sub 0024
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Pri Sub/Spt 0023
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Pri Sub 0025
SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Pri Sub/Spt 0026

SLES 12 for Power introduces the following feature numbers:

SLES 12 for Power (5639-12S)

Feature description OTC feature number
SLES12 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Std Sub 0090
SLES12 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Std Sub/Spt 0089
SLES12 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub 0091
SLES12 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub/Spt 0092

SLES 15 for Power introduces the following feature numbers:

SLES 15 for Power (5639-15S)

Feature description OTC feature number
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Std Sub 0032
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LPUnl L w 1Y Std Sub/Spt 0031
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub 0035
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 1Y Pri Sub/Spt 0036
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Std Sub 0034
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Std Sub/Spt 0033
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Pri Sub 0038
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 3Y Pri Sub/Spt 0037
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Std Sub 0040
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Std Sub/Spt 0042
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Pri Sub 0039
SLES15 1-2 Skts, w LP Unl L w 5Y Pri Sub/Spt 0041

For all other currently available SLES 15 for Power feature numbers, see Software Announcement 218-285, dated July 24, 2018.


Previously announced feature numbers

As a convenience, the following table lists all previously announced feature numbers:

SLES 12 for Power (5639-12S)

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-12S SLES12 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Std Sub 0059
  SLES12 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Std Sub/Spt 0057
  SLES12 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Pri Sub 0066
  SLES12 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Pri Sub/Spt 0068
  SLES12 HA Ext 1Y 0055
  SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0086

SLES for SAP Applications for Power (5639-SAP)

Program number Feature description OTC Feature number
5639-SAP SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Pri Sub 0006
  SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 1Y Pri Sub/Spt 0005
  SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 3Y Pri Sub 0007
  SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 3Y Pri Sub/Spt 0008
  SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 5Y Pri Sub 0012
  SLES SAP 1-2 Skts, 1-2 L w 5Y Pri Sub/Spt 0010
  SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 1Yr 0017
  SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 3Yr 0018
  SLES Live Patching for Power 1-2 skt w IV 5Yr 0019
  SLES LTSS 1-2 Skts w IV 1Yr 0020

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program number Charge Metric License Information document title License Information document number
5639-SAP Per SAP 1-2 Sockets w LP Unlimited Virtual Machine N/A N/A
5639-12S Per 1-2 Sockets w LP Unlimited Virtual Machines N/A N/A
5639-15S Per 1-2 Sockets w LP Unlimited Virtual Machines N/A N/A

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions SLES for SAP Applications for Power, as previously announced in Software Announcement 216-284, dated July 12, 2016, are unchanged.

The terms and conditions for SLES 12 for Power, as previously announced in Software Announcement 217-103, dated March 14, 2017, are unchanged.

The terms and conditions for SLES 15 for Power, as previously announced in Software Announcement 218-285, dated July 24, 2018, are unchanged.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

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