This document refers the steps to upgrade SAP HANA SPS using HLM with Screenshots.

From SPS 06 Rev 69 to SPS 08 Rev 85

Reference Notes :

2021789: SAP HANA Revision and Maintenance Strategy                      

1896320 – Error occurred while trying to start SAP HANA Life cycle Manager

***Take a backup of the HANA database and its configuration files***

The first step of HANA DB Upgrade is to upgrade the HLM – HANA Lifecycle Manager.

Open the SAP HANA Studio, right click on the system name  and select HANA Lifecycle Manager and select ‘Apply Single Support Packages

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In this case since the software were downloaded from SMP already select ‘Manually downloaded content’ option as shown below.

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Browse through the software library path where the HLM software has been kept and select the file name.

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HLM needs to be restarted after updation, select ‘Restart Now’ button.

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HLM update is completed.

After the successful updation of HLM, new version is shown as 1.0.7.12.

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We have to now update the HANA DB software and other software components.

Click on ‘Apply Single Support Packages

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In this case since HANA server is on a single instance but not on HA chose the option as ‘Normal’.

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Chose option ‘Manually downloaded content‘, as the required software is already downloaded.

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Browse through the software location directory at server level as below: Chose Next

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Just before the upgrade preparation starts, shows the current and target versions


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Click Next

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SAP HANA Upgrade started


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SAP HANA Upgrade completed

Once Execute Update phase completed we will find this screen as below

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The Upgrade of SAP HANA System to SPS 08 Rev 85 is completed.

Check latest version in overview tab of SAP HANA system in SAP HANA Studio.

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The Upgrade of SAP HANA System to SPS 08 Rev 85 is completed.

Check latest version in overview tab of SAP HANA system in SAP HANA Studio.

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***Take a backup of the HANA database and its configuration files.

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