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Migration Guide: Migrating SAP system from Solaris* to Linux*What drives an organization’s decision to migrate an SAP ERP* using the SAP NetWeaver* kernel and IBM* DB2 environment from Solaris* on Sun Fire* to Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Advanced Platform for SAP applications on an IBM System x*3650 M2 with two Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570s? The following factors are key:• the desire for a platform with a stable roadmap• high performance per core• energy savings potential• integrated virtualization technology• consolidation potential, and• flexibility for future growthIn this document, Red Hat Enterprise Linux refers to version 5.4 unless specified otherwise.Principled Technologies (PT) has performed hands-on testing and research and drawn on real-world experiences to document best practices and help systems administrators and database administrators simplify operations and take advantage of the features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications and the IBM System x3650 M2 with the Intel® Xeon® Processor X5570 make an excellent platform for upgrading SAP systems from Solaris 10 running on legacy Sun Fire.This migration guide reviews the approach that Principled Technologies recommends for migrating the central instance of an SAP system from the Solaris operating system for SPARC-based systems (64-bit) (Solaris 10) to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications for x86-64-based systems. We cover installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications on the IBM System x3650 M2 and migrating an SAP applications system from the Sun Fire to the IBM System x3650 M2.Read the full Migrating SAP system from Solaris* to Linux*Migration Guide.