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Introduction

This blog post is intended to guide you from the arrival of your bare metal Linux HANA server to a live environment.  The blog will discuss partition configuration, OS installation using the SuSE Wizard, SAP HANA, SAP Business One Server Tools, and SAP Business One Server installation.  The blog will provide commands to use.  The guide is not a Linux how to guide, you can use Google to find a Linux how to guide.  If you have received a HANA appliance server from one of the vendors you can follow the install steps to upgrade to a later release.

The information below can also be found in the installation manuals to come with the product.  The SAP HANA guide is available from http://help.sap.com/hana_platform/#section2.  The SAP Business One guide can be found in ./Documentation/SystemSetup this directory is created when you run the SAP Business One executable; which decompresses the SAP Business One installation files.

Prerequisites

  • You have read note 1944415 – Configuration Guide for Hardware Platforms of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • You have read the Business One System Setup Guide, the SAP HANA Master Guide, the SAP HANA Client Installation Guide and the SAP HANA Server Installation Guide
  • You have received the bare metal server and installed it into the data center.
  • You have downloaded the ISO from SuSE and burned it to CD
  • You have downloaded the SAP media and copied it to USB, or burned it to CD
    • SAP HANA DB
    • SAP HANA client 32 and 64 bit version
    • SAP Business One
  • You have configured the partitions on the Linux server
    • The OS installs to root ‘/’ partition and requires 72 GB of storage
    • You need a SAP HANA data partition that should be at least 3*RAM in size
    • You need a SAP logs partiton that should be at least 1*RAM in size
  • You have verified the boot order in the BIOS
    • The system should check the CD before it checks the hard drive
  • The target Business One windows host has been prepare the following items need to be installed before you install the Business One Client
    • Crystal reports
    • HANA client 32 and 64 bit+

You can use the steps below to make storage available to the OS.

1. Login as root. su –

2. Find the device name using: fdisk -l

3. Create a mount point. mkdir /mnt/mydrive

4. Mount the drive. Please use the device name you found in step 2 (such as /dev/sdb1). mount /dev/devicename

5. You can navigate to it using cd /mnt/mydrive and list files using ls

Before installing SAP Business One ServerTools and Server, please make sure the following software components are installed properly in HANA server.

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B1H Server installation for SBO-COMMON and Demo DB creation)

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B1H Server installation for SBO-COMMON and Demo DB creation)

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B1H Server installation for SBO-COMMON and Demo DB creation)


Here a sample list of prerequisite component by B1H 9.0 PL04, you should refer the latest Administrator guide of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA for the list.

SuSE Enterprise Linux components

libstdc++46 32 bit

4.6.1_20110701-0.13.9 or higher

Libgthread 32bit

Used by Linux HANA client 32 bit installation

Samba 3.6.3-0.18.3 or higher

B1H Server installation for B1_SHR

libgcrypt11

32 bit version 1.5.0-0.13.14 or higher

libaio 32-bit

0.3.109-0.1.46 or higher
libopenssl 32-bit Version 0.9.8j-0.26.1 or higher
libgpg-error0 32-bit Version 1.10-0.7.29 or higher
glibc 32-bit
2.11.3-17.31.1 or higher
glibc-i18ndata 2.11.3.17.45.45 or higher
libidn 32-bit
1.10-3.18 or higher
libgcc46 32-bit
4.6.1_20110701-0.13.9 or higher
libldap 32-bit 2.4.26-0.12.1 or higher
libcurl4 32-bit
7.19.7-1.18.1 or higher
Kerboros krb5 32-bit 1.6.3-133.48.48.1 or higher
libcom_err2 32-bit
1.41.9-2.7.1 or higher
keyutils-libs 32-bit
1.2-107.22 or higher
zlib 32-bit
1.2.3-106.34 or higher
cyrus-sasl 32-bit
2.1.22-182.20.1 or higher
PAM 1.1.5-0.10.17 or higher
IBM JRE

If not installed, use the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 installation DVD to install java-1_6_0-ibm-1.6.0 to /usr/lib64/jvm/jre.

Do not install JRE under the root or tmp folder.

Ensure that the root user (which will perform installation of SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA) and the operating system user (<sid>adm user, for example, ndbadm) has full read, write, and execute permission on the JRE folder.

SAP HANA components

HANA Engine

HANA DB Engine for B1 company databases etc.

HANA Client 32 bit

Used by Server Tools.

HANA Client 64 bit

Used by SAP Business One Extreme App

HANA AFL

Used by Pervasive Analytics for predictive analysis.

nfs-kernel-server Used by Business One Backup Service

The SAP Business One prerequisites can be found starting on page 11 of B1_for_SAP_HANA_Admin_Guide.pdf that can be found in the documentation folder that is created when you unzip the files.

Hardware Configuration:

Before SuSE linux installation, please perform the hardware configuration for the linux server with the attached guide about How to Configure Hardware Platforms for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.zip in note 1944415 – Configuration Guide for Hardware Platforms of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Installation

The next section will take you through the 3 main installation tasks: Operating System, SAP HANA, SAP Business One

OS

Please follow instruction in the attached guide about How to Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business One Products on SAP HANA

in the note 1944415 – Configuration Guide for Hardware Platforms of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Please download the SuSE for B1 image (http://www.suse.com/slesb1hana ) and burn it to DVD.  Next, insert the CD, that you created from the image downloaded from SuSE, in the system and power it on.  The SuSE installation wizard will start. 


At this time the SuSE wizard will allow you to install the OS, create the file system for SAP HANA and install SAP HANA. However, you will have to manually install afterwards SAP HANA and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.

The wizard of installation will will prompt the options:

1).Install SuSE Linux Enterprise without creating the file system for SAP HANA and SAP product installation

2).[Recommended] Install SuSE Linux Enterprise and create the file system for SAP HANA without installing SAP HANA and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA. (You will have to install SAP HANA and B1H by manual)

3).Install SuSE Linux Enterprise, create the file system for SAP HANA and install SAP HANA and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA. (You will have to provide the installation CD of SAP HANA and B1H afterwards.)

After installing SuSE you should subscribe to SuSE for software download and support service.  Visit https://www.suse.com/products/server/how-to-buy/ for SuSE subscription details.


SAP HANA

Make the SAP HANA media available from the OS.  You dothis using one of the following methods:

  • Mount network storage where you’ve copied the install files
  • Mount USB/CD where you’ve copied the install files
  • Use an FTP client to upload the install files from local desktop to Linux server

You may refer to FAQ about SAP HANA, B1A and B1H Installation about how to download and extract the SAP HANA installation CD.

When the files are copied navigate to …/DATA_UNITS/HDB_SERVER_LINUX_X86_64/.

Ensure hdb* files and ./instruntime/sdbrun have execute permission set

  • chmod 754 hdb*
  • chmod 754 ./instruntime/sdbrun

After setting the proper permissions call ./hdblcmgui for graphical installer or ./hdblcm for console based installer.


About hdblcm:

Since HANA 1.0 SP07(Rev 70 onwards), hdblcm installation are introduced to install the all HANA component in the same folder instead of install each component one be one.

“./hdblcm”  :command line installation

“./hdblcmgui”  :[recommended]Graphical installation wizard required to be run in Graphical User Interface.

Prerequisite: To place all the target HANA component installation CD in the same folder

for example:

I would like to install HANA Rev 112.3 with hdblcm tool, just create the following HANA installation CD hierarchy in file system

<<HANA_Rev_112.3>> –folder created by manual.

     <<SAP_HANA_SERVER>> –HANA server installer folder after extraction

     <<SAP_HANA_AFL>> –HANA AFL installer folder after extraction

     <<SAP_HANA_CLIENT_64>> –HANA Client 64 installer, extract it folder name as SAP_HANA_CLIENT, then rename to SAP_HANA_CLIENT_64 to differentiate from the 32 bit HANA client which by default has the same folder name as SAP_HANA_CLIENT.

     <<SAP_HANA_CLIENT_32>> –As above.


Then launch the hdblcm or hdblcmgui in <<SAP_HANA_SERVER>>

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The system will prompt you for the following information:

  • System ID: NDB
  • Instance number: 00
  • Install path:  Use the default (/usr/sap or /hana/shared) if the file system is created with selsb1h image during OS installation.
  • Location of data and log volumes: use the partitions you defined prior to installing the OS. The default ones as /hana/data for data, /hana/log for log.
  • Password for SYSTEM user: the system user is the SAP HANA DB administrator user.  The password can be anything, the system requires 8 characters, alpha numeric and mixed case
  • Password for ndbadm: the ndbadm is the operating system user that is used to manage the SAP HANA DB.  This is the user that is used to start and stop the SAP HANA DB
  • Password for sapadm: the sapadm user is used by SAPControl and must be created.

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The values shown above are mandatory, using something other than what is shown will prevent a successful installation of SAP Business One.  The installer will show a summary of what you entered.  If the summary matches what you expect click install.  The system will install SAP HANA DB and start it at the end.

If the installation fails because the server does not pass the hardware check please follow the steps in SAP Customer note 1658845

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1658845.

Select the packages to install

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Confirm the components to be installed and start the installation

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The screenshots below show the console installation.

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Select 1 for a new upgrade, or 2 for a new installation.

Select what to install, we recommend selecting everything.

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Provide the required credentials, then confirm what will be installed and let the installer run.

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SAP HANA Client

The hdblcm installer is a 64-bit installer that ships with the SAP HANA DB.  The 64-bit installer will install all the required 64-bit components (DB, AFL, and 64-bit client), it will not install the 32-bit version of the client.  Follow the steps below to install the 32-bit version of the client.

Make the SAP HANA client media available from the OS.  You do this using one of the following methods:

  • Mount network storage where you’ve copied the install files
  • Mount USB/CD where you’ve copied the install files
  • Use an FTP client to upload the install files from local desktop to Linux server

When the files are copied navigate to ../DATA_UNITS/HDB_CLIENT_LINUXINTEL.  Ensure hdb* files and ./instruntime/sdbrun have execute permission set

  • chmod 754 hdb*
  • chmod 754 ./instruntime/sdbrun

After setting the proper permissions call ./hdbinst for console based installer, or ./hdbsetup for the graphical installer.

The directories shown above assume that you downloaded the base revision, for example revision 70.  If you downloaded the B1 certified version you must take all the actions shown but the directory with your install files will be different.

When the HANA installs are competed /usr/sap/hdbclient should contain the 64-bit version and /usr/sap/hdbclient32 should contain the 32-bit version.

SAP Business One Server Tools

The SAP Business One Server Tools installation instructions can be found starting on page 21 of B1_for_SAP_HANA_Admin_Guide.pdf that can be found in the documentation folder that is created when you unzip the files.

The SAP Business One Server tools depend on SAP HANA and both versions of the HANA client.  You need to make the SAP Business One Server tools available on the Linux server.  You can use the same methods described in the HANA section above.

The SAP Business One Server Tools installer require a graphical interface.  You can use the Linux Desktop, XMing, Exceed, Cygwin, to name a few.  If you use a graphical client you need to define the display settings.  If you use putty to connect to the server you can set the display in the SSH > X11 section.

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If you did not preconfigure the display settings you can set the display using DISPLAY=localhost:10.0;export DISPLAY. This is an example your display settings might be different.

You need to navigate to ./Packages Linux/ServerTools/Disk1/InstData/VM and set execution permission on install.bin. You use chmod 754 install.bin to set the proper permission.  Note there is a space in the name, to make cd work you need to use double quotes “./Packages Linux/ServerTools/Disk1/InstData/VM”.

Start the install using /install.bin.  The installation wizard will guide you through the install. The installer welcomes you, click next, and set the installation location.

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The next screen allows you to choose what to install.  We recommend everything but if you want to limit what is installed you can uncheck everything but Landscape Management.  You need System Landscape Directory and License Manager.  After selecting components you specify the port to install service on.  There is no need to change the default value of 40000.

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Set the password of B1SiteUser.  You will need this when installing other components later. Provide certificate details or choose self signed.  The initial install can use a self-signed certificate.

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Provide HANA server details.  You provide DB username, password and port. Determine if you want to use domain logon or not.

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Review your settings and click install.

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SAP Business One Server

The SAP Business One Server Installation instructions can be found starting on page 23 of B1_for_SAP_HANA_Admin_Guide.pdf that can be found in the documentation folder that is created when you unzip the files.

You need to make the SAP Business One Server tools available on the Linux server.  You can use the same methods described in the HANA section above.

The SAP Business One Server installer require a graphical interface.  You can use the Linux Desktop, XMing, Exceed, Cygwin, to name a few.  If you use a graphical client you need to define the display settings.  The steps to define display settings can be found above in the SAP Business One Tools section.

You need to navigate to ./Packages Linux/Server/Disk1/InstData/VM and set execution permission on install.bin. You use chmod 754 install.bin to set the proper permission.  Note there is a space in the name, to make cd work you need to use double quotes “./Packages Linux/Server/Disk1/InstData/VM”.

Start the install using /install.bin.  The installation wizard will guide you through the install.  The server and server tools installer has the same name.

./install.bin

The installer will prompt you to enter a user ID and Company name.

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Select the installation type typical or custom.

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Select the location where you want to install.

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Select the features you want to install.

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Enter the path to java (/usr/lib64/jvm/java-1_6_0-ibm-1.6.0).  If not installed, use the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 installation DVD to install java-1_6_0-ibm-1.6.0 to the path shown.

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Enter the path to the license server and change the port to 40000.  The installer defaults to 30000.

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Enter the HANA server details.

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The system ID should be NDB.

The last step before reviewing the settings is entering the password for the admin user.  This password is used to perform initialization and maintenance of databases in the Administration Console.

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Review the settings and install the Server.

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The system shows success when everything is completed.

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Add HANA system to SLD

After you have installed SAP HANA, SAP Business One Server, and SAP Business One Server Tools you need to add the HANA server to the System Landscape Directory using https://<hostname>:40000/ControlCenter/.  If you selected self signed certificates the browser will generate a problem with certificate message -this is ok and you can continue.

The first screen the SLD presents is logon, you connect using B1SiteUser and the password defined during the installation. The user ID is mixed case and the logon field will not work if the case settings are not correct.

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The opening tab is “Servers and Companies” here you click add and enter the details of the SAP HANA DB.  You enter the hostname of the HANA server, the database user name is SYSTEM.  After entering the password, click ok.

You will see the system added.  When you select it you will see the companies.  If this is a fresh business one installation you will not see any companies until you install the Business One Client..

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Add License

The SAP Business One server licensing steps can be found starting on page 71 of B1_for_SAP_HANA_Admin_Guide.pdf that can be found in the documentation folder that is created when you unzip the files.

In the SLD you can click the Service tab and select the License manager URL or navigate there directly using https://<hostname>:40000/LicenseControlCenter/index1.html. The license manager screen will require you re-authenticate.  The user ID is B1SiteUser.  This location provides you the information used to request a license key.  It is also the location you visit to upload the license.

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The SAP Business One installation process, shown above, can be watched by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPR5oTBX7fo&hd=1.


Install SAP Business One client

The SAP Business One client installation instructions can be found starting on page 38 of B1_for_SAP_HANA_Admin_Guide.pdf that can be found in the documentation folder that is created when you unzip the files.

On the windows server navigate to the directory where the SAP Business One client files have been decompressed.  Double click Autorun.exe to start the installation process.

Enter the ID and the company name. Select SAP Business One Client from the list of items.

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The installer asks for a location on the start menu.  The installer asks where on the disk you want to install SAP Business One Client.  Normally, the default location is fine.

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In the License Server Details window, specify the name and port of the license server and then choose the Next button. The port number is 40000, the default shown by the installer is 30000, you need to change this.

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In the Setup Status window, wait for the system to perform the required actions.  In the Complete window, choose the Finish button.

If you are upgrading Business One client and the upgrade fails check note  1869174 https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1869174Upgrading 64-bit SAP Business One 9.0 client, version for SAP HANA to patch level 1 or higher”.

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  1. Michele Balocchi

    Dead Duncan, first of all: thank you for this beautiful guide, I’ve followed it to install on a Fujitsu RX750R the SAP Hana Server Platform.

    However, when I try to begin the installation of SAP Business One ver. for SAP HANA Server Tools, I have this error message

    “The SLD file does not exist or is invalid. Check previous installation”

    Do you know why?
    And do you know what can I do to fix it?

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    1. Duncan Speidel Post author

      Hi Michele,

      This is a fresh installation?  You installed the OS from http://www.suse.com/slesb1hana and followed that with a HANA install.  The HANA install included DB, AFL and the 2 clients, the 64 and 32-bit version?  Now you are trying to install server tools.  Correct?

      You can try the following:

      1. Navigate to /opt/sap/SAPBusinessOne and execute the uninstall.bin program.  This will roll back anything that was installed
      2. Delete /opt/sap/SAPBusinessOne using rm -rf /opt/sap/SAPBusinessOne
      3. If /opt/sap/SAPBusinessOne does not exist skip step 1 and 2
      4. Remove any B1 rpms using rpm -q -a | grep B1 | xargs rpm -e This command provides no output
      5. In the HANA studio delete the B1 schemas (SBOCOMMON, SLDDATA, and SBODEMO[region]
      6. Reinstall the B1 components

      If this doesn’t get you where you need to go please provide the version are you working with.

      Best regards,

      Duncan

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      1. Michele Balocchi

        Hi Duncan, thanks for your reply.
        So, I’ve still the same problem with the installation of Server Tools.

        I’ve skip steps 1-2 of your list because there’s no trace of a sap folder under /opt.
        I’m using SAP Business One 9.0 version for SAP HANA with SPS PL11 (package no. 51046696).

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        1. Duncan Speidel Post author

          Hi Michele,

          Have you consider 9.0 PL13?  It is the last version,  It runs with HANA revision 74.  If you must have PL11 I would suggest enabling the install debugger using install.bin –debug this will generate a much more robust log.  After it fails check the log fail for a more detailed error.

          Best regards,

          Duncan

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  2. Duncan Speidel Post author

    Hi Michele,

    Nothing jumps out at me.  Have you confirmed that all the prerequisites are all installed?  If yes I would suggest a support ticket.  I would attach the install log to the ticket.

    Best regards,

    Duncan

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      1. Steve Gouveia

        Dear Michele,

        do you confirm that you are trying to install B1 HANA on a Fujitsu RX750R? This is server is not certified neither for B1 HANA, nor for HANA Platform. if this is the case, no support will be given.

        Can you describe your server please?

        Thank you very much

        Regards

        Steve

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  3. Jacobo Agami

    Hello Duncan

    Very nice Guide.

    We have just installed, and everything its ok. But we made a mistake and the Data and log is in the wrong partition, the server is getting out of space.

    Is there any way to move the files to the correct partition??

    Thanks

    Jacobo

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    1. Duncan Speidel Post author

      Hi Jacobo,

      Here is what you have to do:

      1. Take a system backup
      2. Note the location where the data and log files are currently stored
      3. Update the parameters basepath_data_volumes, and basepath_log_volumes.  Both parameters can be found in the persistence section of the global.ini file.  Set these parameters to the new data and new log file location
      4. Stop HANA
      5. Copy the existing data and log files to the new location
      6. Start HANA
      7. After verifying HANA is working as designed you can delete the data and log files from the original location

      I have successful done these changes to a live system.  The other option is to reinstall and provide the proper paths during the installation.

      Best regards,

      Duncan

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      1. Jacobo Agami

        Hello Duncan

        Thanks for your reply.

        I have tried your solution but after copying the files and try to start the system again. We are not able to start HDBDAEMON.

        If we edit the global.ini file with the default paths of the basepath_data_volumes and the basepath_log volumes. we are able to start the system again

        Regards

        Jacobo

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        1. Duncan Speidel Post author

          Hi Jacobo,

          After you moved the log and data files to the new location did you also ensure that they were owned by ndbadm and a member of the sapsys group?

          What errors where shown in the trace files?

          Best regards,

          Duncan

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  4. Cesidio Ludovisi

    Hi Duncan,

    i have a problem with my HANA B1H Fujitsu BOX.

    I’ve installed all the stuff required for FULL HANA, I installed

    – hana platform Rev. 74.3 (hana db, client, hana studio, afl)

    – installed 9.1 server components

    – installed 9.1 client

    Everything seems to be ok but when i try tu use analytics features from my SAP client i got the following error

    SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA is not installed or cannot run properly; contact your system administrator

    From the HANA side seems that everything is up and running. Data IS Staging, all services from HANA studio are running, but i can’t get analytics features to work.

    What am I missing?….What can I check to see if everything is ok? I didn’t assign a licence yet to HANA SYSTEM, could be this the problem?

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    1. Duncan Speidel Post author

      Hi Cesidio,

      If you are running 9.1 Business One you should be running HANA revision 85.3, 9.1 is not certified for revision 74.3.

      When looking in SBOCOMMON.SLSPP the ParmKey host should have a value matching your HANA host, please confirm this is true.

      Please review note 1777259.

      Best regards,

      Duncan

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      1. Cesidio Ludovisi

        Hi Duncan,

        i’m still trying to get Analytics Work. I can confirm that on SBOCOMMON.SLPP the Parmkey host matches my hana server name.

        One of the problem is that running YAST tool on SUSE, i see that i have service b1ad registered but it can’t start because it can’t find the installation.

        On B1H box to have analytics features working, what are the things needed? Isn’t it enough to have the data staging working and the “Enablement” app working?

        Do i need to have installed B1A under /opt/SAP/Sap Business One (when my server starts it says that /opt/SAP/Sap Business One/B1AStartup.sh is missing).

        Actually under /opt/SAP/Sap Business One  i don’t have anything regarding Analytics features.

        Could be this the problem? I can’t find where i can reinstall the missing package. I’m Trying to follow the guide but i can’t find the mentioned path ./Packages Linux/Server/Disk1/InstData/VM”, and when i installed the server tools i saw that

        enterprise search

        dashboard service

        replication service

        configuration server

        have been installed.

        Can you please list the checks to do to see if Analytics is correctly installed on B1H and provide some info on where find eventual missing packages?

        There’s a lot of documentation on HANA but a little bit fragmented in various places that gets me a little bit lost.

        Where can i find the “SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA” package? It should be in Packages.Linux directory in the Installation package, right?

        Thanks for your help

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        1. Duncan Speidel Post author

          Hi Cesidio,

          Which release of B1 are you working with?  I ask because early 9 releases had two separate installation.  Both were named install.bin, one installed B1 Server, the other installed analytics.

          I do not recall exactly which release provided a unified installer, it was something 9.0 PL11 or 12.  All of 9.1 has a unified installer.

          If you are working with the unified installer version I would try the following:

          • Remove B1A using uninstall.bin found in the root SAPBusinessOne directory
            • When running the unistaller only analytics should be selected
          • After the uninstaller has removed B1A use install.bin to reinstall it
            • You will see everything set to be installed but most components will show an install version = to the to be installed version, this means the installer will take no action.
            • You should confirm that analytics are selected
          • Test analytics by visiting the Enablement page

          If you are working with a version that does not include the unified installer I would strongly recommend upgrading.  9.0 went out of maintenance on 31 May.  8.82 goes out of maintenance month end.  I cannot recommend staying with a release out of maintenance. If you are working with an earlier release, the steps are mostly the same.

          • Uninstall B1A using the uninstall app in the analytics directory.  It has a name like _Change_B1_Analytics
          • Reinstall B1 Analytics
          • Test analytics by visiting the Enablement page

          Let me know if this helps.

          Best regards,

          Duncan

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          1. Cesidio Ludovisi

            Hi Duncan,

            thanks for the answer.

            I cleaned everything and did a fresh new installation of 9.1 PL05.

            Downloaded the licenses and got analytics working, but there’sa an error on fiori interface. I got the error “Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property ‘length’ of undefine“.

            So i thought that PL6 woula have solved the issue and i decided to upgrade to 9.1 PL6. But now , after upgrading the HANA SERVER, i’m upgrading the databases and it’s taking such a long time to do the backup of the SBO_COMMON, SBO_DEMOUS, SBO_DEMOIT, looks like everything is stuck. Databases are really small, the SBO_COMMON is fresh and the others are the demo databases….so i don’t know what to do.

            And another thing, i can’t find on PL6 Upgrade the package to upgrade the client….

            Any idea?

            Thanks

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            1. Pierre Canali

              Hi Cesidio,

              I’ve got similar problems time ago. The only solution that worked with me was to reinstall OS (suse) and hana stack again. This solved my issues. Probably when installing an unsupported version of hana with business one all the system become unsusable here and there.

              Take your time and reinstall everything taking a look to all SAP notes.

              Hope this helps.

              Regards

              Pierre

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          2. Cesidio Ludovisi

            Hi Duncan,

            i got back to 9.1 PL05 that was almost working well except for the problem with the fiori interface. But with the classic interface analytics features were working.

            I will try to solve the fiori interface maybe upgrading some SUSE component.

            But installing many times the same version i’ve seen that sometimes you have to be lucky to have a working installation 🙂

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  5. Joel Mwangi

    Hello Dancun,

    I have managed to install the components as explained and i can access sld. However, after installing B1 client on windows, i cannot be able to see my server or any companies. Please help?

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    1. Duncan Speidel Post author

      Hi Joel,

      I’m guessing that you installed the B1 client without installing the HANA client.  You need to install the HANA client for Windows on the same server that you install the B1 client.  The HANA client provides the drivers used by the B1 client to communicate with the HANA DB.

      Best regards,

      Duncan

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  6. Joel Mwangi

    Hallo Dancun,

    Thankyou for your first trick. it worked. Unfortunately, i am not able to log into B1. it says connection to database lost. Help. and am logging on as username: manager password: manager

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  7. Duncan Speidel Post author

    Hi Joel,

    You should confirm that you can ping HANA from Windows and Windows from HANA,  If the ping fails you should add the address details to the hosts files (/etc/hosts for Linux, /windows/system32/drivers).

    If this doesn’t help you should check the B1 logs files on the windows machine.  You might need to open a support ticket.

    Best regards,

    Duncan

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  8. Jacobo Agami

    Hello Duncan

    We are using HANA for SAP Business One B1H, and we would like to know how we should configure the network interface cards in linux.

    Is there any guide on how to configure them??

    We are just using jut one, and we want to use all of them

    Regards

    Jacobo

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    1. Duncan Speidel Post author

      Hi Jacobo,

      The recommendation is to make everything work with just 1 network card.  After everything is working you can experimenting with enabling additional cards.  We have seen performance issues with multiple cards enabled at once see note 1135705 – Logon to Business One is slow for end users – if several network cards installed for details.

      Best regards,

      Duncan

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      1. Jacobo Agami

        Hello Duncan

        Thanks for your reply. I have seen that the note primary applies to SQL.We have one customer that has in their linux server 3 cards and its working ok. We would like to do the same for another customer, but we would like to know if there is a best practice or recommedantion for configure them.

        Thanks a lot.

        Regards

        Jacobo

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  9. David Almazan

    Hi Duncan,

    We are planning a Migration from SAP Business One 9.1 pl11 to SAP Business One Version for SAP HANA pl12 and we would like to have your advise about the sizing:

    Actually our customer DB is about 600GB in SQL

    Server with the next specs:

    IBM System x3550 M4 Server

    Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.6GHz x32

    – RAM 128GB


    After the migration in test environment the Database size is about 59GB, we would like to know if this server could support successfully our customers operation or we need to acquire another server, this server is a SAP HANA support server.

    Regards,

    David

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    1. Steve Gouveia

      Hi David

      if the server has the specs listed in this blog: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-59383, it’s supported. Else, you cannot use the server for productive use. Regarding the size (128GB) handling the 600GB SQL DB, you could potentially be fine, but you should test it with concurrent users and with Enterprise Search. Did you use the Sizing Tool first? Best regards Steve

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      1. David Almazan

        Hi Steve,

        Thanks for your response, our server is supported by SAP. We already use the Sizing Tool. The test of concurrent users and Enterprise Search are in process. Any other suggestion?

        Best Regards,

        David

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        1. Duncan Speidel Post author

          Hi David,

          The sizing tool from SAP PartnerEdge (S ID required) includes a section that is used to calculate planned growth.  Your current DB size 59GB, you have 69GB for the growth. Assuming the sizing tool shows your next 3 years of growth is equal to or less than 69GB you’re all set.  If the sizing tool shows more growth you should add additional memory. 

          Best regards,

          Duncan

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  10. Dayal Thyagaragan

    Hi Friends

    I am trying to setup SAP 9.2 PL08  for HANA ,  i  had problem installing Servercomponents/ . It always gets stuck at PLD_Postinstall.sh , when checked the log it says  connection failed , my Hostname IP is all correct and i am not using Domain controller.

    I uninstlled (rolled back) ,and tried only SLD ,here after roll back , when i try to install again , i can see in the wizard it says ALready installed , the fact is it is not installed, i cleared all the tmp files related to this installation . Please let me know where else is the installation files stuck to show in the wizard as  already installed.

     

    Thank you

    Dayal

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