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  • IBM Db2 supported  (03/01/2019)
  • Support of BusinessObjects BI and SAP Content Server  (09/18/2018)  
  • MS SQL Server supported with SAP NetWeaver (05/17/2018)  
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) supported on SLES (05/07/2018)  
  • Windows supported with SAP NetWeaver (05/02/2018)  
  • MaxDB supported with SAP NetWeaver (04/04/2018)  
  • SLES supported with SAP NetWeaver applications on HANA   (12/18/2017)

Documents regarding SAP Products with Alibaba Cloud

  • MUST READ | For the "must read" Alibaba whitepapers regarding planning, implementation and deployment for SAP NetWeaver based software and DBMS with Alibaba Cloud, see SAP Solutions on Alibaba Cloud.

SAP Notes Related to Alibaba Cloud

InformationWhere to find
SAP Key Note for Public Cloud Environments
  • 1380654: SAP support in public cloud environments
  • 2469354 : Key Monitoring Metrics for SAP on IaaS Infrastructure
Windows in Public Cloud Environments
  • 1409604: Virtualization on Windows: Enhanced Monitoring
  • 1612283: Hardware Configuration Standards and Guidance
  • 2327159: SAP NetWeaver License Behavior in Virtual and Cloud Environments
Linux in Public Cloud Environments
  • 1102124: SAPOSCOL on Linux: Enhanced function
SAP Notes Related to Alibaba Cloud
  • 2552731: SAP Applications on Alibaba Cloud: Supported DB/OS and IaaS VM types
  • 2552652: SAP on Alibaba Cloud: Support prerequisites
  • 2564176: SAP on Linux with Alibaba Cloud: Enhanced Monitoring
  • 2533233: Linux on Alibaba Cloud (IaaS): Adaption of your SAP License
  • 2639788: SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 Certification Report for Alibaba Cloud
  • 2639788: Support of SAP BusinessObjects BI platform on Alibaba Cloud
  • 2626787: How to deploy SAP HANA in High Availability Architecture on Alibaba Cloud

Supported SAP Applications

SAP supports all applications listed in SAP Note 2552731. For details on configuration requirements and supported versions, check the SAP Note.

Supported SAP Applications (see SAP Note 2552731)
Applications running on WebAS ABAP and/or Java as part of SAP NetWeaver
SAP BusinessObjects BI platform (see SAP Note 2688086)
SAP Content Server
SAP liveCache
SAP Business One

Supported Alibaba Cloud Instance Types

With Alibaba Cloud, SAP supports its applications on the instance types that are listed in SAP Note 2552731.

Supported Guest Operating Systems by SAP

The table below provides a short overview on supported guest operating systems. For detailed information on your SAP product, check SAP Note 2552731.

SAP Application
Guest OS
Applications based on
SAP NetWeaver AS
Windows Server 2003, 2008not supportednot supported
Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012not supportedsupported (*3)
Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016supportedsupported (*3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)supported (*1)not supported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)supported (*2)supported (*3)
Oracle Linuxnot supportednot supported

(*1) released as of RHEL 7.4 or higher
(*2) released as of SLES 12 SP2 or higher
(*3) for details, see SAP Note 2688086

Supported Databases

The table below provides a short overview on supported databases. For detailed information on your SAP product, check SAP Note 2552731.

SAP Application
Applications based on
SAP NetWeaver AS
SAP HANAsupported (*1)
IBM Db2 LUWsupported
MaxDB, Livecachesupported (*2)
Microsoft SQL Serversupported on Windows (*3)
Oracle Databasenot supported
SAP ASEsupported (*4)

(*1) for details, see Certified IaaS Platforms for SAP HANA
(*2) supported with SAP MaxDB version (or higher), only SLES and Windows as guest OS
(*3) supported with MS SQL Server 2012 (or higher)
(*4) for supported versions, see SAP Note 2639788.

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