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Author's profile photo Stephanie Lewellen

New Operating System Requirements for SAP HANA SPS 11

With the new SPS 11 release of SAP HANA, it’s a good time to start planning for upgrades.

As of SAP HANA revision 110 or higher, the database is built with a newer compiler version, than originally delivered with RHEL 6 and SLES 11. Therefore an additional runtime environment for GCC 4.8 needs to be installed before updating the SAP HANA database to SPS 11. We ask customers to update their operating systems in the following way:

  • RHEL 6 – The GCC 4.8 runtime is available via the normal software update repositories.
  • SLES
    • SLES 11 SP4 – The GCC 4.8 runtime is available via the normal software update repositories.
    • SLES 11 SP2 and SP3 – Update to SLES SP4 or manually download the required packages. See SAP Note 2228351 for more details.
    • SLES 11 SP1 (no longer supported) – The GCC 4.8 runtime is not available for SP1, therefore updating to SAP HANA SPS 11 is not possible. Update to SLES 11 SP2 or higher.

Please note: Systems running a HANA DB client only, e.g. SAP application servers, do not require an update of the libraries, as the client software is still built with the original GCC 4.3 compiler.

For more the most up-to-date information about these changes, refer to SAP Note 2228351.

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      Author's profile photo Ulrich Wolf
      Ulrich Wolf

      Thanks for the information! A hint: Link to 2228351 points to the internal server instead of: http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2228351

      Author's profile photo Stephanie Lewellen
      Stephanie Lewellen
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks, Ulrich! I've updated the link 🙂

      Author's profile photo Denys Kempen
      Denys Kempen

      Thanks Stephanie,

      For those interested in the topic, the SAP HANA Academy just uploaded a video with blog about the topic

      SAP HANA SPS 11 What's New: Installation and Update - by the SAP HANA Academy

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      How to download GCC 4.8? The link in the note doesnt work. I get  message "You are not authorized to access this item."

      Is there any other way to get this?

      Author's profile photo Stephanie Lewellen
      Stephanie Lewellen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Suhel,

      You can download the packages here:

      http://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=DdjhJT3YGX4

      Best regards,
      Stephanie

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Stephanie. I tried the same link. Seems access is restricted. I clicked on proceed to download. Had to create my id. But then it says

      We're sorry, we are unable to complete the download at this time.

      You are not authorized to access this item.

      As per suse they want details like activation code etc which we dont have. Any other way to access this directly? We are on SLES 11 SP3.

      Thanks,
      Suhel

      Author's profile photo Stephanie Lewellen
      Stephanie Lewellen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Suhel,

      Please contact SuSE directly to enquire about authorization and alternative download locations.

      Best regards,
      Stephanie