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The information on this page is valid for all SAP applications which agree with the General Support Statement for Virtual Environments ( see SAP Note 1492000 ). For any questions regarding the content of this document please send an e-mail to .


  SAP Notes Related to VMware and Specific Information




Support Information

For a collection of recent support issues with VMware vSphere, check Known Support Issues.

Supported SAP Applications

With the General Support Statement for Virtual Environments, SAP supports all applications and components - except BWA and SAP ITS 6.20 - on a proven stack of VMware vSphere, operating system and database. Check SAP Note 1492000 for prerequisites and conditions of support.

Supported Guest Operating Systems by SAP

The table below provides a short overview on supported guest operating systems. For prerequisites and configuration details for support, check SAP Note 1409608 on Windows and SAP Note 2369910 on Linux.

For a detailed list of supported guest operating systems by VMware vSphere, please read the Guest OS Compatibility Guide.

Guest OS*
VMware vSphere 5.x, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7
Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, 2019supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server


*For specific OS versions check out  SAP Note 2235581 (SAP HANA), 1580509 (Windows Server Editions supported by SAP) and  2369910 (SAP Software on Linux)

SAP OS related WIKI Pages:

Supported Databases

The table below provides a short overview on supported databases. For detailed information on support of your database product, check the relevant SAP Notes listed below.

VMware vSphere 5.x, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7
IBM DB2supported (*1)
MaxDB, livecachesupported (*2)
Microsoft SQL Serversupported
Oracle Databasesupported (*3)
SAP ASEsupported (*4)
SAP IQsupported (*5)
SAP HANAsupported (*6)

(*1) only for specified DB, VMware and guest OS versions listed in SAP Note 1130801 and
(*2) see SAP Note 1142243
(*3) Oracle support was restricted until Sept. 2019. SAP Note 1173954 reflects the most current details.
(*4) released as of SAP ASE version 15.7; see SAP Note 1706801
(*5) released as of SAP IQ version 15.4, see VMware document SAP Sybase IQ on VMware vSphere
(*6) For support information on SAP HANA and SAP HANA-related applications with VMware vSphere, see SAP Note  2652670 and the page SAP HANA on VMware vSphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a list of frequently asked questions for the operation on SAP applications with VMware vSphere, check Frequently Asked Questions: VMware vSphere.

Getting Started and VMware Documents regarding SAP Products



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