Navigate to Google Cloud Launcher and search for SAP HANA, express edition.
Click on the Launch on Compute Engine button. The next page will allow you to modify the default configuration for the Cloud Virtual Machine.
Type an identifying name for the instance, then select the desired geographic zone and machine type. Individual zones might have differing computing resources available and specific access restrictions.
The default settings for RAM, CPU and Storage are appropriate for getting familiar with SAP HANA. The recommended minimum configuration is 13GB of RAM, with at least 2 virtual CPU and 36GB of storage.
By default, the firewall rules are configured specifically for SAP HANA, express edition. As new SAP HANA applications are created, additional ports might have to be opened up. The following ports are required to connect to SAP HANA, express edition: 8090, 4390, 39013, 39015, 59013, 59014.
To connect to the instance from a local SSH client, like PuTTY, port 22 also has to be open.
After reviewing all configuration options, click Deploy. This will take a few minutes.