SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware provides eligible VMware vSphere customers with a free enterprise-class Linux operating system—complete with patches and updates.

What SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Does


Based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SLES for VMware delivers the proven reliability and high performance of an enterprise Linux operating system.


Free for customers with VMware vSphere standard level or above, SLES for VMware includes a subscription for patches and updates.

Broad Application Support

SLES for VMware provides the most extensive application support among any enterprise Linux operating system, with more than 6,000 applications certified.

Technical Support

An optional upgrade ensures enhanced technical support directly from VMware.

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VMware vSphere with Operations Management offers the word’s leading virtualization platform with insight to IT capacity and performance.

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