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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


  • Important Information on ESXi 7 Update 3 - Select customers have encountered issues while upgrading their environments to the ESXi 7 Update 3 release. SAP customers are advised not to upgrade to vSphere 7.0 U3. For customers who have already successfully upgraded to ESXi 7 Update 3, you may remain on this release and will have full support from VMware. VMware will reissue ESXi 7 Update 3 as soon as we have the driver issues fully resolved. Customers will be notified when the release is available via our normal release notifications. For details please read following vSphere team blog.
  • 12 TB SAP HANA VMs on VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 and later running on Intel Cascade Lake based servers, details SAP note 3102813 and VMware blog.
  • Intel Cooper Lake platform support for SAP HANA on vSphere 7.0 U2 and vSAN 7.0 U2, details SAP Note 2937606 and 2718982.
  • New VMware SAP HANA HCI guide available, check out the vSAN HCI page for details! This guide now includes:
    • vSphere and vSAN 7.0 U2 support
    • Cooper Lake support
    • Stretched cluster support for SAP HANA Systems
    • 8-Socket host support for HCI solutions
    • Quality of Service configuration guidance (IOPS Partition Policy)
  • vSphere HA support for PMem enabled SAP HANA VMs, for details see blog.
  • vSAN 7.0 U2 support for SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 12 Revision 122.19 (or later), SAP Note 2718982.
  • SAP HANA on vSphere 7 Update 1 – vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)
  • SAP Note Update: SAP Business One on VMware

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 and 7.0
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 and 7.0
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  DB2 pureScale is yet not supported with VMware ESXi 7.x but with ESXi 6.x.
(*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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