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Installing the SAP HANA Software

SAP HANA database software must be deployed on ECSs. This section uses the SAP HANA 1.0 installation package as an example. You can download the package from the official website.


  • You have prepared related resources. For details, see section "Preparing Resources".
  • You have created ECSs, formatted disks attached to them, and completed required configurations.
  • You have synchronized the time of ECSs.


  1. Log in at http://support.sap.com/swdc to download the installation package, and perform the installation.

    1. Switch to SAP Software Download Center.
      • Choose Software Downloads.
      • Choose By Alphabetical Index (A-Z).
      • Choose H.
      • Choose DOWNLOADS.
    2. Locate the target package and download it to the local hard disk.
    3. Upload the obtained installation package to the /hana/shared directory on the ECS where the SAP HANA software is to be installed and decompress it.
    4. Run the following command to enter the directory where the installation file is stored, taking SAP_HANA_DATABASE as an example:

      For example, if the installation file is stored in /DATA_UNITS/HDB_SERVER_LINUX_X86_64, run the following command:


    5. Run the following command to assign execute permissions to the directory:

      chmod -R 777 /hana

    6. Run the following command to perform the installation:

      ./hdblcm --ignore=check_signature_file

      The following information is displayed:

      Choose installation
        Index | System             | Database Properties
        1     | Install new system |
              |                    |
        2     | Exit (do nothing)  |
      Enter selected system index [2]: 
    7. Enter 1 and press Enter.

      The following information is displayed:

      Select additional components for installation:
        Index | Components | Description
        1     | server     | No additional components
        2     | all        | All components
      Enter comma-separated list of the selected indices [1]:
    8. Enter 1 and press Enter.
    9. Configure parameters as prompted on the page one by one.
      • During the configuration, press Enter if you want to retain the default setting.
      • If a parameter is incorrectly set and you have pressed Enter, you can press Ctrl+C to exit the configuration and run the ./hdblcm --ignore=check_signature_file command to enter the installation page again.

      Table 1 lists the parameter configuration requirements.

      Table 1 Requirements for configuring SAP HANA installation parameters



      Installation Path

      Specifies the installation path, which defaults to /hana/shared/$SID. The default value is recommended.

      Local Host Name

      Specifies the local host name.

      Do you want to add additional hosts to the system

      Enter the value n.

      SAP HANA System ID

      Specifies the SAP HANA system ID, for example, S00.

      Instance Number

      Specifies the SAP HANA instance number, for example, 00.

      The instance ID is used in Security Group Rules, which must be the same as the planned one.

      Database Mode

      Specifies the database deployment mode. Retain the default value single_container. You do not need to set this parameter when installing HANA2.0 and the default value is multiple container.

      System Usage

      Specifies the SAP HANA system type. Set this parameter as required. This parameter is stored in the global.ini file.

      Location of Data Volumes Specifies

      Specifies the system data volume directory, which is /hana/data/$SID.

      Location of Log Volumes

      Specifies the system log volume directory, which is /hana/log/$SID.

      Restrict maximum memory allocation?

      Specifies whether maximum memory allocation is restricted, which defaults to n.

      Certificate Host Name

      Specifies the ECS name that is used to generate a self-signed SSL certificate for the SAP Host Agent.

      SAP Host Agent User (sapadm) Password

      Enter the SAP Host Agent user password.

      System Administrator (s00adm) Password

      Enter the system administrator password.

      System Administrator Home Directory

      Use the default value.

      System Administrator Login Shell

      Use the default value.

      System Administrator User ID

      Use the default value.

      ID of User Group

      Use the default value.

      Database User (SYSTEM) Password

      Enter the database user password.

    10. After you complete the configuration, the system displays the message "Restart system after machine reboot?"
      • In single-node scenarios where HA is not required, enter y.
      • In single-node scenarios where HA is required, if automatic active/standby switchover is not required, enter y; if automatic active/standby switchover (HAE) is required, enter n.

      Then, press Enter. The system displays the installation summary.

    11. After confirming the installation information is correct, in the Do you want to continue? dialog box, enter y and press Enter to start to installation.

      After the installation is complete, the prompt Installation done is displayed.

  2. Verify the installation.

    1. Run the following command to switch to the /hana/shared/$SID/HDB00/ directory:

      The following command is used as an example:

      cd /hana/shared/S00/HDB00

    2. Switch to the database system administrator.

      Account s00adm is displayed on the page during the installation. Run the following command:

      su - s00adm

    3. Run the following command to query the database version:

      If the version can be queried, the database software is installed.

      HDB -version

      After the database is installed, the system returns the version. Figure 1 shows an example.

      Figure 1 SAP HANA version information

  3. Check whether the database process is running properly.

    1. Run the following command to check the process, taking the SAP HANA instance with ID 00 as an example:

      sapcontrol -nr 00 -function GetProcessList

      In the terminal display, if the dispstatus value is GREEN, the process is running properly.

      13.04.2017 16:04:15
      name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid
      hdbdaemon, HDB Daemon, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:33, 4:45:42, 3013
      hdbcompileserver, HDB Compileserver, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:42, 4:45:33, 3154
      hdbindexserver, HDB Indexserver, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:47, 4:45:28, 3180
      hdbnameserver, HDB Nameserver, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:34, 4:45:41, 3027
      hdbpreprocessor, HDB Preprocessor, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:42, 4:45:33, 3156
      hdbwebdispatcher, HDB Web Dispatcher, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:19:09, 4:45:06, 3513
      hdbxsengine, HDB XSEngine, GREEN, Running, 2017 04 13 11:18:47, 4:45:28, 3182
    1. Run the following command to return to user root:


  4. Switch to the other SAP HANA node using SSH and install the SAP HANA software on it by repeating Step 1 to Step 3.

    During the software installation, ensure that the installation information of this HANA ECS is the same as that of the previous HANA ECS, excepting the host name.