Linux on Lenovo Servers

  • Linux Offerings


    Running Linux® on Lenovo servers provides an open, reliable, and secure IT environment. Lenovo offers a broad variety of servers available with the Linux operating system for customers who desire one-stop shopping. The range of Linux offerings available on Lenovo servers gives you the flexibility to deploy precisely the solution you need today that can easily scale as workloads demand.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

    Business-critical applications need a platform that is proven to be stable. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Server fulfills core operating system functions and includes additional capabilities that provide a firm foundation for application infrastructure. Combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Lenovo servers gives you exceptional reliability and military-grade security, freeing you to deliver meaningful business results through technology.

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server running on Lenovo systems offers a reliable, high-performance solution providing application flexibility and enhanced virtualization capabilities. A highly scalable and secure server operating system, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is built to power both physical and virtual mission-critical workloads. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on Lenovo servers as a foundation, enterprises can deliver business services, enable secure networks, and manage heterogeneous IT resources.

    Oracle Linux

    Oracle® Linux provides the latest innovations, tools, and features enabling enterprises to innovate, collaborate, and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based, and virtual environments. Providing advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications, Oracle Linux delivers a high-value, low-cost option for Lenovo servers, which are tested and certified on Oracle Linux.

    Canonical Ubuntu Linux

    Lenovo has worked with the Ubuntu open-source team on flexible and scalable solutions using our server families. With no license fees or subscription costs, Ubuntu Server can help you scale your data center efficiently. Subscriptions to Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s management program, include support for unlimited virtualization and, unlike other enterprise Linux distributions, the price does not increase with additional CPUs.

  • Red Hat Linux


    Red Hat® works side-by-side with engineers from Lenovo to make sure that the operating system takes full advantage of our newest hardware innovations. Red Hat Linux helps organizations do the following:

    • Harness performance, reliability, and security for your business-critical workloads
    • Increase IT efficiency with the ability to deploy physical, virtual, and cloud computing within your data centers
    • Leverage integrated virtualization enabling physical and virtual deployments to interoperate
    • Manage application and guest service-level agreements (SLAs) with fine-grained control of compute resources

    Open-Source Virtualization at its Best

    Powered by the people behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization takes you beyond bare metal to an open, agile foundation that's ready to take on the future. This fully open-source solution is built on the open-source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and offers a superior balance of enterprise virtualization features, performance, scalability, and management—all for a fraction of the cost of proprietary virtualization platforms.

    High Availability Add-On

    The Red Hat High Availability Add-On provides on-demand failover to make applications highly available. This add-on may be configured for most applications that use customizable agents, as well as for virtual guests, and includes failover support for off-the-shelf applications like Apache, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.

    Resilient Storage Add-On

    The Red Hat Resilient Storage Add-On enables a shared storage or a clustered file system to access the same storage device over a network. This add-on creates a pool of data available for each server in the group and is protected even if a server should fail. The Resilient Storage Add-On includes the High Availability Add-On, which may be used to protect your storage as well as your applications.

    Load Balancer Add-On

    The Red Hat Load Balancer Add-On provides redundancy for web serving, databases, networking, and storage. By creating a virtual address that can be directed to a real server for load balancing or traffic shaping, this add-on enables you to quickly add or remove servers or change balancing algorithms using a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI).

    Scalable File System Add-On

    The Red Hat Scalable File System Add-On provides support for file systems that are more than 16 terabytes in size. You can manage these large data stores using advanced features such as 64-bit journaling and advanced locking algorithms.

    High Performance Network Add-On

    The Red Hat High Performance Network Add-On delivers remote directory memory access over converged Ethernet (RoCE) for those times when low network latency and high capacity are important. This add-on is ideal for high-speed data processing applications that require low latency, for speeding up cluster locking, or for scaling up applications on distributed systems without investing in specialized networking technologies.

    Smart Management Add-On

    The Smart Management Add-On includes Red Hat Network Management and Red Hat Network Provisioning modules for use with Red Hat Network and Red Hat Network Satellite. This allows organizations to easily manage and update their Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite.

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  • SUSE Linux


    SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server running on Lenovo servers offers a reliable, high-performance solution providing application flexibility and enhanced virtualization capabilities. Key features of SUSE Linux include:

    • A highly reliable, scalable, and secure server operating system, built to power both physical and virtual mission-critical workloads
    • An affordable and interoperable open-source foundation that cost effectively delivers core business services and enables secure networks and easy management of heterogeneous IT resources

    High-Performance Computing 8 Pack

    When using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server High-Performance Computing 8 Pack to solve the most demanding computational and data-intensive problems, this low-cost and scalable operating system is available for the compute nodes in the cluster.

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

    Use this highly reliable, scalable, secure, and optimized server operating system for consolidating all your mission-critical SAP applications. This solution maximizes uptime and availability, reduces costs, and improves performance of SAP deployments by taking advantage of additional enterprise services, dedicated updates and maintenance, and optional priority support. Validated and certified by SAP, this solution is optimized for mission-critical SAP software solutions—both physical and virtual, making it an ideal platform for SAP software solutions and appliances.

    SUSE Linux Server SAP Business All-in-One

    SUSE Linux Server SAP Business All-in-One is a configurable and extensible business solution designed for mid-sized companies in the manufacturing, service, and trade industries. By combining software, database, and hardware into one package, companies can easily and quickly deploy end-to-end business processes and drive down total cost of ownership.

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is a fully supported, real time operating system, specifically engineered to reduce latency, increase the predictability, and reliability of your time-sensitive, mission-critical applications, as well as lower costs.

    SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

    An affordable, integrated suite of innovative, open-source clustering technologies, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension lets you implement highly available Linux clusters. This helps you maintain business continuity, protect data integrity, and reduce unplanned downtime for your mission-critical Linux workloads.

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  • Oracle Linux


    Oracle® Linux is an open-source operating system available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It delivers extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems—along with low-cost, worldwide support. Optimized for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is the only operating system to offer zero-downtime updates with Oracle Ksplice. Key benefits of Oracle Linux include:

    • Excellent performance for your enterprise and cloud environment
    • Support for large and small systems
    • Better security and improved application uptime than other Linux distributions with zero-downtime updates to the Linux kernel
    • Zero licensing costs; errata, patches, and updates are always free
    • Flexible support subscriptions that don’t require purchasing support for every system in your enterprise, only for the ones you need support for
    • Linux management and high-availability tools for Oracle Linux included at no additional charge

    Oracle Linux is available for free download. Oracle offers 24x7, global support for Oracle Linux through a paid subscription.

    Oracle Linux High Availability

    Oracle Linux Support customers can enable applications running in the cluster to be monitored and managed by Oracle Clusterware for high availability. Oracle Clusterware, a component of Oracle Grid Infrastructure, is the dominant clustering solution for Linux today and was one of the first fully supported clustering solutions for Linux. Oracle Linux Basic and Premier Support customers can download and deploy Oracle Clusterware in an Oracle Linux cluster with no additional license and support costs.

    Oracle Ksplice

    Oracle Ksplice updates the Linux kernel while it is running, without a reboot or any interruption. It increases system security and reduces costs by eliminating the need to schedule maintenance windows to apply security and bug-fix updates. Running applications, including those running inside of Docker containers, do not need to be stopped to apply updates, and there are no disruptions to the systems. Ksplice is available for Oracle Linux, free of charge, for Oracle Linux customers with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription.

    Oracle DTrace

    Oracle DTrace is a comprehensive, advanced tracing tool ideal for troubleshooting and identifying performance issues on live production systems in real time, including both applications and the operating systems itself.


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  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux


    With no license fees or subscription costs, Ubuntu Server can help you scale your data center efficiently. Subscriptions to Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical's management program, include support for unlimited virtualization and, unlike other enterprise Linux distributions, the price does not increase with additional CPUs.

    Performance & Versatility

    Whether you want to deploy a NoSQL database, web farm, or cloud, Ubuntu has the performance and versatility you need—so you can get the most from your infrastructure.

    Ubuntu's regular release cycle means that they support most of the latest applications. Their lean initial install and integrated deployment and orchestration technologies make Ubuntu Server with Lenovo a great solution for simple deployment and management at scale.

    Scale Out With Ubuntu Server

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

    Cloud Ready

    Lenovo and Ubuntu have been involved in OpenStack since the project began. Ubuntu is now the world's most popular choice of operating system for production OpenStack clouds, with over 60 percent of deployments running the operating system.

    Building a cloud is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Organizations deploying OpenStack want to select technology components that meet their architecture and procurement requirements. Lenovo works with the leading cloud technology providers to ensure that their hardware and software is compatible with Ubuntu and OpenStack, thereby creating the most reliable and agile cloud architecture for users.

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