Tahir Hussain “Bob” Babar from the SAP HANA Academy details how to create a SAP HANA One instance in Amazon Web Services (AWS). This instance will be used in the HANA Live2! course. The HANA Live2 course is an end-to-end “Build a Solution” project around the theme of social networking. The course contains over 50 introductory lessons on various development components of SAP HANA. To view all of the content please visit the HAHA Live2! Project Overview.

Note Version 70 (SAP HANA SPS7) is required for the course.

Creating an AWS Account

Bob wants to create an AWS account and does so in 6 steps.

  1. First Bob creates an AWS account by going to aws.amazon.com.
  2. Then Bob clicks the sign up button, enters his email address, chooses that he is a new user and clicks on the sign in using our secure server button.
  3. Bob then enters his name, email address and chooses a password before clicking continue.
  4. Bob then enters his personal information, completes the security check and agrees to the service before clicking the create account and continue button.
  5. After entering his credit card information, Bob identifies that his credit card account is valid via a telephone call.
  6. Finally, Bob chooses a support plan before finally completing the creation of his AWS account.

Creating a SAP HANA One Instance

Bob walks through the 10 steps that it takes to create a SAP HANA One instance in  AWS.

  1. In the AWS Management Console Bob clicks on the EC2 – Virtual Servers in the Cloud. 
  2. Next Bob chooses his region. Be forewarned that not all regions support SAP HANA One.
  3. Then Bob clicks on running instances and then the launch instances button.
  4. Bob searches the AWS marketplace for SAP and selects SAP HANA One as his Amazon Machine Image.
  5. Bob then accepts the defaults for the optimized CPU usage and clicks on next.
  6. Bob chooses all of the default instance details options before clicking next.
  7. Next, Bob selects his storage options and then presses next.
  8. Bob elects not to tag his instance before clicking next.
  9. Then, Bob chooses to create a new security group and leaves the default ports of SSH, HTTP, and HTTPS open before clicking review and launch.
  10. Finally, after clicking Launch Bob builds a key pair. A key pair is an encrypted pem file that is required to log into the Linux server. Bob chooses to create a new key pair and names it before clicking download key pair. Bob then saves the key pair and verifies that the document exists before clicking launch instances. Bob notes that if the key pair file is lost then a user will not longer be able to accesses the SAP HANA One instance.

Adding Ports to the SAP HANA One instance

Bob wants to add some ports to his newly created SAP HANA One instance and shows how to do so in 5 steps.

  1. In his running instances Bob selects his instance and then chooses security groups under network and security.
  2. Next, Bob chooses the security group he wants to add the ports and selects the inbound tab.
  3. Bob types in 30015, clicks add rule, and then apply rule changes to open the new JDBC port.
  4. Next, Bob types in 50013-50014, clicks add rule and then apply rule changes to open two new ports.
  5. Following the same process Bob opens the final port, 8000.

Setting a Static IP Address

Bob wants to be able to stop and start his SAP HANA One instance without having the IP address change. Bob explains how to create an elastic IP in 5 steps.

  1. Bob clicks on Elastic IPs under network and security.
  2. Then Bob clicks on allocate new address.
  3. Bob chooses the EIP used in as EC2 before clicking the yes, allocate button to generate the static IP address.
  4. Next, Bob selects the IP address and clicks on the Associate Address button.
  5. Bob then selects his Linux Bob as the instances before clicking associate to make that IP address static.

Bob’s tutorial video details how to create an AWS account, setup a SAP HANA One instance, add ports to the SAP HANA One instance, and set a static IP address.

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-Tom Flanagan

SAP HANA Academy

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