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SAP HANA SPS UPGRADE Using HLM

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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