Make SAP HANA XS Advanced work for you
Following the excellent openSAP course Software Development on SAP HANA (Delta SPS 11), I wanted my own SAP HANA XS Advanced environment.
However, since at the time of this blog, there has been no SAP HANA Datacentre Service Point released for HANA SPS 11 yet, I had to find a sandbox environment. Please check SAP Note 2021789 – SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy, whether this is still the case when you read this.
Luckily, I found a no longer used HANA SPS09 PoC System, that I could use, which of course still had the traditional service structure:
Upgrading the HANA Database including the XS Advanced Software Components was fortunately straight forward. You start the HANA Lifecycle Management from the SPS11 installation media:
Interestingly, SAP HANA Smart Data Access had been pre-selected and could not be removed, but I just added the components, that I wanted, and later it turned out, that I could deselect it:
Subsequently you will have to provide some passwords. Especially important is the XSA_ADMIN, since this is the user we will log-on later, as well as the Customer Organization Name and Customer Space Name:
From there, the installation should run smoothly:
With eventually all SAP HANA components updated:
As a result, we see the new service structure:
And subsequently, we can log into SAP HANA XS Advanced and for example list the deployed apps, using the XSA_ADMIN user and password provided before:
Now fully XSA enabled, I would recommend to follow the excellent tutorial SAP HANA Interactive Education (SHINE) XSA, to subsequently get the new SHINE (SAP HANA Interactive Education) for SAP HANA XS Advanced Model working: