In my previous blog Secure your HANA, express edition I described how to register your HANA, express edition system with SUSE to receive critical security updates.
In this blog I will leverage this work to describe how to upgrade your HANA, express edition to the latest patch level. However, please be aware, that
- This increases the memory required from 7 GB to 9 GB for the Server only option.
- Also, temporarily, 24 GB of available RAM are needed for the upgrade.
To start with, I update the preinstalled VMware Tools to mount shared folders with the upgrade software packages.
As a prerequisite, I install gcc:
and kernel-default-devel packages:
Then I mount the VMware Tools volume, copy and extract the file and run the installer. There is an existing version of VMware Tools installed, which I uninstall in the process:
The two packages I installed earlier are needed in the configuration step:
With that I can mount my upgrade directory:
Next, I shut down my system to increase the memory size from its original 7 GB to 24 GB:
From HANA Studio I start the HANA Platform Lifecycle Management, select my HANA Database upgrade package and add the HANA AFL upgrade package (please check SAP Note 2078425 – Troubleshooting note for SAP HANA platform lifecycle management tool hdblcm in case of any issues):
As a result, my HANA Database will be upgraded from version 1.00.122.01 to version 1.00.122.02:
This can take a while:
But eventually, the update finishes successfully:
Last but not least, I reduce the memory to now 9 GB:
And everything is working nicely on the new version:
Don’t worry about the one alert with HIGH priority. Logging into the HANA Cockpit reveals that this is due to the Log mode OVERWRITE which is fine for a sandbox system like this: