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Install the Optional SAP HANA Interactive Education Package for SAP HANA, express edition

By John Currie

SAP HANA Interactive Education (SHINE) makes it easy to learn how to build applications on SAP HANA Extended Application Services Advanced Model (XSA).


You will learn

You will learn how to download, install, and configure the shine.tgz SAP HANA Interactive Education package.

SHINE is a separate download in the Download Manager. To use SHINE, you need the Server + Applications Virtual Machine (hxexsa.ova) package. Use the Download Manager to download the SAP HANA Interactive Education package, shine.tgz.

Step 1: Run the memory management script

Run the hxe_gc memory management script to free up available VM memory.

  1. In your VM, log in as hxeadm and enter:

    cd /usr/sap/HXE/home/bin
  2. Execute:
  3. When prompted for System database user (SYSTEM) password, enter the New HANA database master password you specified during SAP HANA, express edition installation.

    The cleanup process runs. The command prompt returns when the cleanup process is finished.

Step 2: Download `shine.tgz`

In your VM, download shine.tgz using the built-in Download Manager. From the same directory where you ran hxe_gc (/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin) enter:

HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin linuxx86_64 vm shine.tgz
Step 3: Extract `shine.tgz`

In your VM, extract shine.tgz:

tar -xvzf shine.tgz
Step 4: Run the installation script

As the hxeadm user, run:


Updated 07/16/2018

Time to Complete

15 min




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