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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

Leverage the Power of Linux on vSphere

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VMware


The Proven Market Leader

Company Overview

$3.7 B in 2011 revenue

11,000 employees worldwide

5
th

largest infrastructure SW
company

Proven in the Trenches

150,000+ VMware Customers

100% of Fortune 100

100% of Fortune Global 100

96% of Fortune 1000

95% of Fortune Global 500


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SUSE


Technology, Interoperability, Reliability

Scalability and storage


support 1024+ CPUs across 3 architectures


XFS scalable filesystem support


OCFS2


best scaling open source cluster
filesystem (50+ TiB)

Integrated systems management stack


YaST2


consistent from installation to daily
operations


AutoYaST


unattended installation and
unattended major version upgrades


ZYpp package and patch management:
fastest open source stack

High Availability


Leadership in implementing and productizing
the next generation open source HA stack


First enterprise Linux to support a fully open
source,


POSIX conforming cluster filesystem
(OCFS2)


CIFS cluster with concurrent writes
(OCFS2+Samba)


Support for host based mirroring (MD and
DRBD)

Virtualization


First enterprise Linux to support Xen


First enterprise Linux to deliver KVM


First enterprise Linux to be supported with
Windows as guest and host (Interoperability)


Only enterprise Linux to be provided by
VMware itself

SUSE
®

Linux
Enterprise

Solaris

Red Hat
Enterprise
Linux

Windows
Server

2008

17.4

35.4

67.2

145.2

MINUTES PER YEAR


Lowest Average Unplanned
Downtime

Interoperability


Infrastructure (IPv6) and UNIX systems
(NFSv4)


Scalable network filesystem (pNFS)


Windows systems (CIFS, Active
Directory)


Virtualization and cloud


Support Windows as guest OS


Support on all major hypervisors

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SUSE and VMware Strategic Relationship



SLES is
the only enterprise Linux

for which vSphere customers are
entitled to maintenance for the duration of their VMware SnS
contract.


SLES is
the only enterprise Linux

for which VMware provides direct
phone support.


SLES is
the standard integrated OS

for all VMware soft appliances
such as vCenter, vPostgres, vCloud Director, vShield Manager,
vSphere Management Assistant, vCOPs


SUSE is
the only Linux provider

with whom VMware has a backend
L3 support agreement


SUSE and VMware are
working together

to optimize Linux
experience on vSphere


Easier deployment, better tools integration, performance
optimization










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VMware’s Offer for Enterprise Linux on vSphere


vSphere customers receive SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware


at
no additional cost!


Qualified vSphere customers with active VMware SnS contracts are entitled to SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server for VMware


SLES for VMware comes with free subscription to patches / updates at no additional cost


Unlimited VMs per host


Purchase technical support for Linux directly from VMware


A single source for support vSphere and SLES from VMware’s Global Support
Services


Support is available at both Basic (12x5) and Production (24x7) levels






Description

VMware SKU

Price

Basic (12x5) Support (per HOST) for SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server for VMware for 1 year

SLES
-
HST
-
SA
-
GSUP
-
C

$600

Basic (12x5) Support (per HOST) for SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server for VMware for 3 years

SLES
-
HST
-
SA
-
3GSUP
-
C

$1,600

Production (24x7) Support (per HOST) for SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server for VMware for 1 year

SLES
-
HST
-
SA
-
PSUP
-
C

$1,100

Production (24x7) Support (per HOST) for SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server for VMware for 3 years

SLES
-
HST
-
SA
-
3PSUP
-
C

$3,000

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The benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

Proven and reliable

operating system

Based on the industry proven

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Lower cost

of ownership

Delivered at no additional

cost over vSphere

Streamlined

support

Purchase technical support

delivered directly by VMware

Increased IT

agility

Deploy unlimited VMs

per vSphere host

Broad ISV

support

Recommended by SAP, Oracle, IBM

Over 8,000 certified applications

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The Value of Linux on vSphere



SLES 11 SP2 based
on the Linux 3.0 kernel
has market
-
leading
improvements in
performance, reliability,
security and hardware
support



Includes familiar
administration tools
that provide excellent
usability



Provides rock
-
solid
reliability and availability
for mission
-
critical
deployments



Recommended by
ISVs such as SAP
Oracle and IBM



Certified for 8,500+
ISV applications



Save 50 to 80% on
hardware license and
maintenance fees by
migrating from RISC
-
based systems to x86,
POWER, Itanium



Consolidate
operations on fewer
operating systems and
server platforms

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Why Choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware

The most scalable and high performing Linux
operating system


reliable and secure

Interoperability with UNIX
-

and Windows
-
Systems

Reference platform for enterprise applications,
including SAP

Optimized to run on VMware vSphere

Built
-
in systems management


provides IT
with more choices and greater flexibility

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Ready for Your Mission Critical Applications


SLES for VMware is ideally suited for mission
-
critical workloads
that require outstanding reliability, performance and scalability, as
well as other server workloads.


Target workloads include:


SAP applications


Other ERP, CRM and enterprise business applications, including Oracle applications


JEE applications and the underlying middleware infrastructures offered by IBM,
Oracle, SAP, Hitachi and others


Enterprise database environments, such as Oracle, IBM DB2, Sybase, PostgreSQL,
MySQL, ADABAS, InterBase and others


IT infrastructure


Web, network and storage infrastructure


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SUSE SAP Partnership

#1 Linux Platform for SAP customers


SAP software has run on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server since 1999


70% of SAP customers on Linux choose SUSE


Reference platform for SAP's software development


Seamless 24x7 support through SAP Solution Manager


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is optimized for SAP software


SLES is the only Linux platform for SAP solutions:


SAP HANA (appliance)


SAP BWA (appliance)


SAP Business ByDesign (SaaS)


SAP StreamWork Enterprise Edition (SaaS)





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How to get started with SLES for VMware

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Activate your SLES for VMware Entitlement


Customers entitled to SLES for VMware will receive an email from VMware
including the activation code to obtain the subscription to patches and
updates to SLES for VMware at no cost


To activate the subscription the code must be registered in a SUSE portal:


If you are a SUSE customer and you have a SUSE account go to
www.novell.com/register

to
activate your subscription



If you are not an existing Novell customer, do not have SUSE account, go to
www.vmware.com/go/activateslesforvmware

to register and activate your subscription (Note: you
will be redirected to a SUSE site)


To download SLES for VMware go to

www.vmware.com/go/downloadslesforvmware

(Note: you will be redirected to a SUSE site)


Got questions?

Contact VMware Support
www.vmware.com/support/us_support.html


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Resources and contacts


SLES for VMware website:



www.vmware.com/go/slesforvmware



Press release:

www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/novell
-
vmw
-
partnership.html



Contact your local SUSE or VMware representative or
partner.