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Author's profile photo Shaji Narayanan

How to install, configure and access HANA Lifecycle Manager?

Today I was looking in to HANA Lifecycle manager (SPS 7) a nice utility for automated update.  This document is on how to obtain, install and access Lifecycle manager.  More details as below:

1       Refer

2       Pre-requisites

  • Install latest version of SAP Host Agent is installed, up and running on the box.
  • Stop; re-start SAP Host Agent.
  • If HLM is not working via HDB Studio, remove the system and re-add with FQDN.

3       Download HLM

  • Download HLM from –> Support Packages and Patches –> Search for Support Packages and Patches –> Hana Lifecycle Manager; download latest media (current latest is SAPHANALM07_7-10012745.SAR)
  • Login to HANA server as root
  • Go to downloaded directory <download_directory>
  • Extract the archive

/usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/exe/hdb/SAPCAR -xvf SAPHANALM07_7-10012745.SAR

4       Install HLM

  • Login to hana server as root
  • Extract downloaded SAR file

/usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/exe/hdb/SAPCAR -xvf SAPHANALM07_7-10012745.SAR

  • Install HLM using command
  • Go to <media_directory>
  • Execute


  • Continue and complete the installation
    • Enter root password
    • Enter SSH passphrase (same as root password; check password repository)


  • Note down the log file location and verify file for errors, if any.
  • Ensure successful completion of installation.

5       Configure HANA Studio to use HLM

  • Login to the Hana Database via Hana Studio
  • Ensure <sid>adm details are maintained

          Right Click System –> Properties –> Select “SAP System Logon”

  • Configure connectivity to SAP Marketplace

          Menu Option Window –> Preferences –>  SAP HANA –> Lifecycle Management –> Service Marketplace

6 Access HLM

  • Via HANA Studio
    • Start HANA Studio
    • Login to HANA database
    • To start HLM, right click the system –> Select option “Lifecycle Management”
    • Ensure successful start


  • via Internet Browser via URL


7 Troubleshooting

  • Ensure latest SAP Host agent is installed, up and running.  To be sure, stop and restart the same.
  • If HLM is not working
    • Via HDB Studio, remove the system and re-add the system with fully qualified domain name, FQDN
    • Stop; re-start SAP Host Agent

8 Next Action: Update Hana Database via HLM

How to update HANA database via HLM?

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      Author's profile photo Lars Breddemann
      Lars Breddemann

      This better be a WIKI page, no?

      Author's profile photo Avinash Raju
      Avinash Raju

      Hi Shaji / Tom,

      Thanks for the explanation πŸ™‚

      I had posted earlier regarding the error "Unable to open LCM in studio".. This was solved using Note : 1896320 πŸ™‚

      I am planning for an upgrade from SP8 to SP10.. I also read that HLM is deprecated now and I need to use HDBLCM ( I do not find this in my box ).. Is HDBLCM a separate component like HLM that I need to install or its available from SP9 ?.Please advice


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Avinash,


      HDBLCM will be part of HANA Server software that you download from launchpad.

      Once you extract *.SAR file, you will be able to see executable hdblcm.

      run ./hdblcm for more options. Steps are pretty clear. Thanks.