SAP HANA Hands on tests ( part 1 ) : HANA DB installation
This is a blog series about some hands on training I’m performing in-house on SAP HANA.
In this 1st part I’m just sharing some information about the installation of the HANA DB in a VMware 5.5 ESXi virtual machine.
As a starting point I followed the requirements found in the these 2 blog posts :
And also followed these SAP notes :
http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2000003 ( this one gives a lot of information on different topics regarding SAP HANA )
My configuration is as follows :
“Hardware” : Using a VMware 5.5 esxi VM with
– 64 Gb of RAM
– 232Gb for disks ( 32Gb for the OS / 200Gb for the HANA filesystem ).
if you plan to use the HANA DB standalone, it appears, in my configuration that 28Gb of RAM is o.k .
24Gb appears to be the strict minimum.
As I also installed an ECC6 EHP7 server on the same box, I got into some lack of memory troubles and had to upgrade to 64Gb not to have any issue.
OS : Suse linux SLES 11 SP3.
HANA DB version : 1.00.82.00.394270
Of course, this hardware setup is not certified by SAP and should not be used in production ( or whatsoever customer related anyway 🙂 … ) but will do the trick for “lab” testing purposes.
I won’t go into much details here about the installation process as the 2 blogs metionned above give really good details about it, even if they were performed on previous SAP HANA version.
The main steps are as follows :
1- build up your VM on your VMware ESXi infrastructure.
Here is the set up I used :
disk 1 :
disk 2 :
2- Start it up and make it boot on the SLES 11 SP3 ISO in order to perform the OS installation.
Follow the SLES installation wizard.
3 – Configure your VM ( OS additionnal requirements / network / File systems )
For the FS layout i followed the one showed in How to install the HANA server software on a virtual machine .
4 – Install the HANA database
The thing that differs here is that I could use the hdblcm tool.
I used the hana installation DVD : 51048744 .
I used the basic installation parameters as follows :
For some reasons, the sdbrun and install.sh scripts in the installation material extract were not “executable”.
I had to set the X right on these. Everything ran fine after that.
These are the components that can be installed :
Selected all the components but the hana studio. Depending on the deployment you wish to perform you can choose not to install everything.
Summary screen :
Installation follow up screen :
The end :
Then you have an HANA db ready for test usage !