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Updating SAP HANA, express edition (Virtual Machine)

By Adrian Plata

Update your SAP HANA 2.0, express edition VM installation when new patches are released.


Update SAP HANA 2.0, express edition when new support packages and patches are released. Upgrading is supported only for SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 (SP 00 onward). Upgrading from SAP HANA, express edition 1.0 SP 12 is not supported.

If you are updating to SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 SP 02, the libgcc_s1 and libstdc++6 packages must be version 6.2 or newer. To update these packages, register your system with SUSE and run zypper install libgcc_s1 libstdc++6. For registration instructions, see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 documentation.

Step 1: Download Updated Packages

Using the VM’s built-in Download Manager (console mode), download the binary server-only package (hxe.tgz). If the installation you are updating has the Applications package, download the applications package (hxexsa.tgz) as well.

HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin linuxx86_64 installer hxe.tgz hxexsa.tgz
Step 2: Extract the Packages

Login as hxeadm and extract the contents of the packages.


su -l <sid>adm
tar -zxf <downloaded_path>/hxe.tgz
tar -zxf <downloaded_path>/hxexsa.tgz
Step 3: Update the Server Installation

Navigate to the directory where you extracted the packages:

cd <extract_path>/HANA_EXPRESS_20/

If the update you are applying includes the Applications package, increase your allocated memory by 3GB and run ./ Follow the prompts and then continue with the procedure.


As the root user, run the upgrade script to update the server:

sudo ./

Follow the prompts to complete the server update.

Note detects the Server-only and Applications packages. The script will upgrade the server and XSA (if available).

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Updated 12/12/2017

Time to Complete

15 Min



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