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Pre-Installation Tasks

By John Currie

The virtual machine (VM) installation method is the simplest SAP HANA 2.0, express edition on-premise installation method for compatible Windows, OS X, and Linux laptops. Perform these pre-installation tasks first, before you register.

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You will learn

You’ll decide whether the virtual machine installation method is best for you, you’ll learn the hardware and software requirements, and you’ll install a hypervisor.


These installation tutorials are also available as a video.

Step 1: Understand the Virtual Machine installation method.

The SAP HANA 2.0, express edition VM image is platform-independent. You can install it to a Windows, OS X, or Linux machine, provided your laptop meets the storage and memory prerequisites. Choose the VM installation method if you want the simplest on-premise installation experience.

(If you need a custom setup, use the Binary Installer Method, which is for Linux machines – running specific installations – that meet certain storage and memory prerequisites. See https://www.sap.com/developer/groups/hxe-install-binary.html).

The Virtual Machine method installs:

  • A VM running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications 12 SP2.

  • An SAP HANA 2.0, express edition instance on the VM, preconfigured and ready to start.

You can download two different installation packages depending on your requirements:

  • A server-only virtual machine package: the server plus XSC, and the Application Function Library (AFL).

  • A server + applications virtual machine package: the server and XS Advanced, Web IDE, and SAP HANA Cockpit. This package requires more RAM.

Note:
SAP HANA 2.0, express edition is officially supported on SLES. SAP Community members have been successful in running SAP HANA, express edition on other Linux operating systems that are not formally supported by SAP, such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and RedHat. SAP is not committing to resolving any issues that may arise from running SAP HANA, express edition on these platforms.

Step 2: Note changes from version 1.0.

If you’re familiar with the older 1.0 SPS 12 version, note this important change:

  • The instance number has changed from 00 to 90.

See the release notes for information on what’s new and changed in this release of SAP HANA 2.0, express edition.

Step 3: Ensure your laptop meets the software requirements.

Check if your laptop has the recommended software to successfully install and run the SAP HANA 2.0, express edition VM package.

Requirement Details
Java Runtime Environment 8 The Download Manager requires Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (JRE 8) or higher. You can download the SAP JVM (64-bit) from https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud.

Note:
If you plan to use the SAP HANA, express edition Download Manager for Windows or Linux, you need the 64-bit JRE. If you are planning to use the platform-independent Download Manager, you can use either the 32- or 64-bit JRE.

Step 4: Ensure your laptop meets the hardware requirements.

Check if your laptop has the recommended software to successfully install and run the SAP HANA 2.0, express edition VM package.

Requirement Details
RAM - Server-only virtual machine 8 GB RAM minimum. (If you add additional components, or run heavy processing loads, you will need to increase your RAM.)
RAM - Server plus applications virtual machine 16 GB RAM minimum. 24 GB RAM recommended.
HDD 120 GB HDD recommended.
Cores 2 cores (4 recommended).
Hardware Virtualization (Intel processors only) For Intel processors, virtualization is a BIOS setting known as either Intel Virtualization Technology or Intel VT. If virtualization is turned off on your virtualization-capable machine, consult documentation from your machine vendor on how to enable virtualization technology (or Intel VT) in the BIOS.

Go to Determine If Your Processor Supports Intel Virtualization Technology to determine if your processor is capable of supporting virtualization.

Note:
Concerned about memory? The memory consumption of each optional component is listed in theSAP HANA 2.0, express edition Sizing Guide (Virtual Machine Method).

Step 5: Install a hypervisor.

Hypervisors are software products used for creating and running virtual machines. Install a supported hypervisor on your laptop if you don’t have one already. SAP HANA 2.0, express edition has been tested on these hypervisors:

Example installation procedure for VMware Workstation Player 12.x:

  • Download VMware Workstation Player. Ensure you’re downloading the correct version for your machine.

  • Run the installer.

  • Register VMware Workstation Player when prompted, and follow the setup instructions.

Updated 04/13/2018

Time to Complete

5 min

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