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SAP HANA Installation Steps (Part 1)

SAP HANA DB  Installation Steps (Part 1)


This document contains the installation steps of SAP HANA on Linux environment. I have gone through so many SCN links and documents to gather this information and created these documents.  The SAP HANA database Platform level is SPS09.

Author: Brindavan Mookaiah

Designation: SAP BASIS Consultant


1) Pre-study and go through the SAP Notes & recommendations

2) Prepare for Hardware requirements

3) Prepare for OS environment like UNIX, SUSE Linux, windows etc…

4) Install Java 1.6 or higher level

5) Install GUI Component

6) Download the HANA database software from service market place

SAP HANA server SPS09 (installation components)

  • SAP HANA Database
  • SAP HANA Database Client
  • SAP HANA Studio
  • SAP HANA Smart Data Access

Some other SAP HANA Components

1) Install SAP host Agent

2) Install HDB Studio Repository

3) Install Sum4Hana

4) Install-DB Studio HTTP Publisher

5) Install LM Structure

6) SAP HANA XS Engine


There are several types of licenses available for SAP HANA depending on the license type of your SAP HANA installation.


SAP HANA is an in-memory platform for processing high volumes of data in real-time. HANA allows data analysts to query large volumes of data in real-time. HANA’s in-memory database infrastructure frees analysts from having to load or write-back data.

SAP HANA Architecture:-


Installation system definition type:-

● Single-host system – One SAP HANA instance on one host.

● Multiple-host (distributed) system – Multiple SAP HANA instances distributed over multiple hosts, with one instance per host.

Here we are going to install SAP HANA single host system

System Configuration             Database directories                          Local directory

Instance number: 00         |    Installation Path: /hana/shared             | hana2:/usr/sap/SID

SAP system ID: SID        |    Data Path: /hana/data/SID

SAP hostname : <hana2> |    Log Path: /hana/log/SID

There are two types of SAP HANA installation

  1. Use the Graphical User Interface to perform platform  LCM tasks.
  2. Use the Command-Line Interface to perform platform LCM tasks.

The below steps are explained how to do in GUI installation method

Steps to follow:-

1) Download the SAP HANA media file  from  service market place

2) Place the media file into the some safe directory location

3) Loginto OS level with” root user” or SIDadm

4) Go the directories which you the HANA media file cd <installation medium>/DATA_UNITS/HDB_LCM_LINUX_X86_64

5) Start the SAP HANA platform lifecycle management tool:

6) Find the file and execute “./hdblcmgui –components_username=/DVD”

Note: For GUI installation to run you need use x-manager or some there tool for Linux and UNIX.

There are five phases to perform during SAP HANA installation.


If you want add some more components then click the option “Add components Location” and select the directory the component files available.

Here we are cancelled and click “Next”


Select the option ” Install new system ” and click “Next”


Select the components option and click “Next”


Select the system type

  • Single -Host system or Multiple-Host system

Here we have selected Single host system and click ” Next”


Enter the hostname ,SID,system no. Installation path, database mode and system usage as per the requirment.

Allocated the memory usage here we have selected ” Restart instance after machine reboot” and click “Next”


select the location of Data volume and Log Volume. Click ” Next”


Enter the Certificate host name “<server name> and Click ” Next”


Enter the SIDadm password and click ” Next”


Enter the database user”SYSTEM” password ******** and click ” Next”


You can see the summary of parameters and software components of installation. you can revert back parameters if you want change by click” Perivous”

If every-things look fine then Click ” Install”



You can able to see that SAP HANA installed successfully and you can view the log also.

Click ” Finish”

The SAP HANA database installation completed successfully .

Posted the command line steps to perform platform LCM task in SAP HANA Installation Steps (Part 2). You

can find in following link

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      Author's profile photo MCABASIS MCABASIS

      Good Gathered information. 🙂

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      Former Member

      Can we install SAP HANA on SSD or Hard disk or we have to install on a system having that much memory?


      Author's profile photo Anton Mavrin
      Anton Mavrin

      HANA is in-memory database. It runs in RAM, not on HDD or SSD.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      How to install HANA with two diff SID in one system (MCOS) ?


      Author's profile photo RAJESH BETHI

      Could you please clarify, who will provide below details.



      Instance no.