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NOTE: ASE license expiry

If you are installing the developer edition for the first time:

The ASE license available with this version is obsolete. We have created a brand new developer edition, 751, with a license valid until March 2018. This is available here:

SAP AS ABAP 751 SP02 Developer Edition To Download

The only reason for installing 750 is if you want SAP SLT.

If you have already installed the developer edition successfully (ie before July 2017), and just need to update the license: 

OR if you need SAP SLT:

New ASE license is available here: Renew ASE License: SAP Document Center

(This SAP Document Center folder includes instructions.)

(6th July, 2017 – I’ll leave this here for the moment. I have also included it under “ASE license expiry in the Concise Installation Guide.)


For general information, download link, operating system and hardware requirements see the Developer Edition to Download: Introduction page.
Note: If you experience any problems when installing using this guide, please use the following detailed guide:
Linux for Newbies: Detailed Installation Guide, ABAP AS 750 SP02

(Also, since each virtual machine eats up HD space, ideally remove the faulty VM first, and start again.)

Installation Instructions and First Steps


Network configuration of the SAP host operating system: The officially supported setup requires a static IP address for the hostname used for the SAP installation. Using DHCP is possible for this developer edition, but be aware of potential consequences. If our installation cannot ping the hostname specified when installing, the installation and startup of the SAP system will fail. Make sure that the hostname specified during installation fulfills SAP requirements, most importantly that it does not exceed 13 characters length and also needs to survive subsequent reboots.

Firewall: Deactivate the firewall.

Additional software requirement

The following software packages are required:

  • csh – Ubuntu and Debian require you to install csh before you start the ABAP installation
  • libaio – SAP Sybase ASE requires the libaio library to start the installation
  • 32bit libraries – SAP Management Console (SAPMC) requires 32bit libraries (ia32,glibc.i686) for ASE related functionalities
  • uuidd  – SAP AS ABAP requires the OS to run uuidd service to ensure the uniqueness of GUIDs. For more information – eg on why this is extremely important – please see archive thread 3379688: Is it mandatory to have uuidd for SAP installation
  • English – SAP AS ABAP requires that you configure English (LANG=en_US.UTF-8) as the operating system language

Server Installation

    1. Login as root (sudo). You need to have the password of the root user at hand, as the installation needs root privileges.
    2. Ensure that you (as superuser) have the necessary executable rights:
      chmod +x
    3. Extract downloaded archive: unzip Make the extracted download archive available on the server.
    4. Go into the root directory of the extracted archive.
    5. Check that you have a valid ASE license:
      1. Navigate to sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses and enter the command cat SYBASE_ASE_TD.lic

      2. If not, download the updated license file and readme: Renew ASE License: SAP Document Center
      3. Copy the updated SYBASE_ASE_TD.lic file to the appropriate directory of the extracted archive – that is, the same directory as
    6. Run the installation, using the command: sudo ./

    (We provide you with several installation options:

    • ./ – installs the Developer Edition in dark mode, the installer will configure the SAP system for usage of the physical hostname
    • ./ -g– will present you a SAPINST GUI allowing you to modify certain system parameters
    • ./ -h <own hostname>– allows you to specify your own hostname to be used by the SAP system
    • ./ -s – allows you to skip the hostname check )


    1. Read and accept the license agreement.
    2. When prompted for a password, enter your master password of the virtual Linux OX instance twice.
      (All options prompt you for a master password. Please ensure that the password length exceeds 7 characters, contains capital letters and digits but does not contain special characters. The installation starts the database and server.)

    The installation will take a while (about 20 minutes – feel free to get a coffee).

    If the installation was successful, you should see the following message:

    • Instance on host vhcalnplci started
    • Installation of NPL successful

Client installation (optional)


If you have already a SAP GUI installation you can connect to your sytem. If not go ahead now with the client installation. SAP GUI space in SDN SAP GUI | SCN leads you to more documentation around SAP GUI for Java Environment. Requirements for the SAP GUI for Java include: Sun Java SE 6 32-bit or 64-bit, a properly installed Java Plugin and C++ runtime

ABAP Plugins for Eclipse

Go to the SCN space ABAP in Eclipse where you will find download links and tutorials.

Post-Installation Steps

Profile parameters

Adapt the following profile parameters:

  • icm/host_name_full = $(SAPLOCALHOST).dummy.nodomain
  • PHYS_MEMSIZE = 30%


ABAP License key

  1. Start the SAP system:
    • Switch to user npladm with default password Appl1ance in the console : su npladm
    • Start the SAP system : startsap ALL
  2. Log on to the system, client 000 as user SAP* with default password Appl1ance. In  transaction SLICENSE , ascertain your hardware key.
  3. Request the license key for your trial version at SAP Sneak Preview License Key Request.
    • Select NPL – SAP NetWeaver 7.x (Sybase ASE) as System ID.
    • Enter your personal data and agree to the License Agreement.
    • Choose Generate bottom right corner of screen.)
    • The web site automatically generates a .txt file for this system/key. Download and save this file, eg on the desktop for convenience.
  4. Go to transaction SLICENSE and install the license file:
    • In the tab Digitally signed licenses, delete the existing license, then choose Install. This opens the text file you got and installs the new license key.
  5. IMPORTANT: If you log on with the user DEVELOPER, then the first time you create an object, you will be asked for an access key.Enter the following key exactly: 35408798513176413512Please note, that all  the above steps must be carried out; otherwise, the above user key will not work.

Please note that all the above steps must be carried out; otherwise, the above user key will not work.

The system type changes to Demo. You can now explore the demo scenarios and develop using the ABAP tools in Eclipse and new features like the core data services or SAPUI5 UIs.

Renewing your license

Many of you have asked about this: Yes, you can apply for a new license. Just use the same procedure as above.

In theory, indefinitely, however, the ASE and HANA licenses last for about a year.

IMPORTANT: To use the developer key that we provide, you MUST delete your old license before you install the new one (as described in step 4 above). Otherwise, the system will generate a different license that no longer matches our pre-configured dev. key.

NOTE: ASE license expiry

UPDATE: 6th July, 2017: New ASE license is available here:

Renew ASE License: SAP Document Center

(This SAP Document Center folder includes instructions.)

Proxy Settings

Make the following proxy settings:

Administering the SAP NW ABAP 7.5 Developer Edition

Starting and stopping the server

Terminal commands

With the user npladm you can start and stop the server using the terminal commands startsap and stopsap respectively or the newer sap control commands.I

Directories and Users

The installation creates following directories and users:

Created Directories:

Directory Size
/sapmnt ~  2 GB
/sybase ~ 50 GB
/usr/sap ~  3 GB

Created Users on OS level

The installation creates following users on OS level. During the installation you are prompted to enter the master password.

User name Password Description
sapadm master password Created by SAP hostagent
npladm master password SAP System Administrator
sybnpl master password SAP Database Administrator

The installed system provides the following database users:

User name Password Description
SAPSR3 Appl1ance SAP Schema User

The installed system provides the following SAP users in client 000:

User name Password Description
DDIC Appl1ance Data Dictionary User
SAP* Appl1ance SAP Administrator

The installed system provides the following SAP users in client 001:

User name Password Description
DDIC Appl1ance Data Dictionary User
SAP* Appl1ance SAP Administrator
DEVELOPER Appl1ance Developer User
BWDEVELOPER Appl1ance Developer User

Uninstalling instructions

If you ever want to uninstall your server, proceed as follows:

  1. Delete the created directories
  2. Delete the OS users
  3. Delete the added lines in /etc/services (should be the last lines beginning with sap* and sql6* respectively)
  4. Delete the line containing nplhost in /etc/hosts
  5. Delete the symbolic link in the directory /etc/init.d/rc3.d in case of SUSE or /etc/rc3.d in case of Red Hat
  6. Restart your network.


We encourage you to visit our SCN ABAP community.

In case of Linux problems read the Linux FAQ.

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  1. Simone Cattozzi

    i’m having some problems during installation.
    First of all on launch give me the message “the hostname you have choosen is on a loopback” despite i’ve configured /etc/hosts /etc/hostname.
    However i can skip hostname check with -s option, but installation give me this error

    Log file in /tmp/../sapinst.log

    The problem is related to gui session issue?


    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Henning, Sorry about the delay. I needed to check back with Gateway colleagues. The answer is:
      “I don’t see a problem here in downloading the add-on IW_PGW since it is stated that “SAP Software” shall mean the free development versions of ..:” and “…and to which You are given access to on or through an SAP web site.”

      Obviously, this is own risk: No support if something goes wrong.
      HTH Julie.

      1. Henning Rettenmaier

        Hi Julie, thank you for the reply.

        But when I want to start transaction SAINT I receive the following error:

        The error message is:
        “No valid maintenance certificate found for system NPL.”

        Kind regards,

        1. Julie Plummer Post author

          Hi Henning,
          I’m sorry. This appears to be a GW licensing issue.
          I will pass this issue on to the GW team, but they may not be able to help.
          You can also post the relevant question on the Gateway forum, but again I don’t know if they can help.

          The point of the trial edition is to introduce:
          1. non-ABAP developers to the ABAP language, ADT, etc
          2. older ABAP developers to 7.5 features.

          I am sorry I cannot personally help further.

          Best wishes,
          Julie Plummer.

  2. Axel Dietrich

    Hi, installation went well, system running.
    just few comments to avoid confusion:
    – the uuidd service should be installed, not to be mixed up with the uuid (libuuid) as stated above
    – the 3 rar arcive files to download contained few duplicate dbdata.tgz_xx files.

    Kind regards,

        1. Julie Plummer Post author

          Sorry – looking at this from my phone (from “Notifications” queue, I opened the wrong blog – I apologise.
          I’ll attend to this.
          Thanks and best wishes,

  3. Michael Biber


    thank you for providing another plain netweaver AS ABAP system for developer to play with!

    But is it possible that the developer key is wrong? The system tells me so. I also had a look to the table DEVACCESS which contains a different key for the user DEVELOPER but this one is incorrect, too.

    Thanks in advance.

      1. Michael Biber

        Hello Philipp,

        i started the transaction slicense to do this and found a valid license so  I skipped this step. I will try to get a new license and install it later.

        Best regards

        1. Michael Biber

          This worked indeed. I requested a neew license key that also changed the installation number of the system. Now the given developer license works.

          Thank Philipp for the tip.

          Best regards

  4. Palaniappan Sivakumar

    Hi Team(Julie),

    After a successful installation of application, I am (really a new to SAP) having issues either user Linux Java client or Windows client. I have tried various methods, finally build a OPENSuSE machine. Still same issue.

    As soon the section reaches the license option, it would be really helpful for folks like to get the environment going.

    Is there any improved or modified version of this install document? Links or references would be really helpful. 🙂

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Nick,

      Sorry, no. The trial / developer editions can only be made available for a limited time, under a limited license. You can, however, transport your dev objects to a later version.

      Best wishes Julie.

  5. Abraham Kumah

    Hi Julie,

    I was able to get past all the errors during installation by increasing the ram of my machine to 64G, however, after installation I got this message: Database is not available via R3trans. Also, when I looked at the status of the services running, some are green but others are grey and I am not able to start the GUi.

    disp+work and dispatcher are grey instead of green.

    Any help will be appreciated.


    to start the Gui.


  6. Gaurav Sahu

    Hi All,

    I am using ubuntu 16.04. When i am trying to install via ./ -g or ./, i got error as shown in attached file. Coould you please advise me what needs to be done. Below is my hostfile setting localhost ubuntuabap

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

    1. Derick Florian

      Hi, Gaurav, I think the script is assuming you are using “vhcalnplci” as the host name.


      you could change ubuntuabap to vhcalnplci


      try this option from the instructions above: “./ -h <own hostname>”– allows you to specify your own hostname to be used by the SAP system”


      Hope this helps!

  7. Michael Doering

    Hi to all


    my installation works fine.


    I’m able to log in but

    a) the developer access key is invalid


    b) the web site for requesting a NPL license is redirected to a new site. The request does not work. I get no email with a license file. I tried it 2 times.


    What is the problem? I noticed that the email field is a little bit more bold framed than the others.

    I tried a different email address but that doesn’t help.

    Perhaps there is a problem with the system number or the installation?

    Have someone tried this new page?


    Edit: Okay, I got the key. Solution for all others: The new webpage doesn’t send you a mail. You have to use the Internet Explorer and it immediately ask you to download the NPL.txt file.



    1. Harry Jääskeläinen

      Thanks Michael, that did the job for me!

      @SAP I tried to register several times, please update the guide. BTW, I really don’t like to use Microsoft products, especially their web browsers :-/


  8. Derick Florian

    UPDATE: I made the simple mistake of not starting my program name with the letter “Z”. It should have been Zsample_123. Everything is up and working. Thanks Julie and SAP Communtiy at large for putting this advice together.


    Hello, everyone. I successfully installed the license key but am having trouble using the developer key provided above in the instructions.

    Here’s what I tried:

    • Retrieved a NPL Sybase license from the minisap site.
    • I installed the license key logging in as SAP* on client 000. It installed successfully and it seems to work.
    • logout and log back in as DEVELOPER on client 001.
    • Go to SE38 and try to create a new program.
    • Paste in the developer key 35408798513176413512 and press ok.


    Am I performing one of the steps incorrectly?

    Are there any troubleshooting steps I can perform? Is there a workaround?

    Should I post any additional info?


    Thanks for the help!


    1. Harry Jääskeläinen

      Hi Derick,

      you try to modify a standard object and the system wants an access key for that. Something  completely different, so I suggest further reading in ABAP.

      Sorry for lecturing.

      Cheers, Harry.


        1. Julie Plummer Post author

          Hi Vinoo,

          I want to make a few additional checks with a colleague, but I don’t see why you should have to re-download and reinstall. I will get back to you.

          Best wishes Julie.

          1. Julie Plummer Post author

            Hi Vinoo, I have now tested the different users and passwords.

            The guide is up-to-date.

            However, you should not have to re-download the files and start again. You should simply be able to log in to your system / client.

            Are you having problems with this?
            Best wishes Julie.

  9. Anatoly Tarasevich

    Good day!

    Please help me to avoid an issue..

    I installed that TestDrive on SUSE 12. 8GB RAM. 4 vCPU.

    I used SAPinstGUI to install it. Proccess was successful. But have some issues – below i will describe it.

    After installation i updated an SAP kernel and installed a DB patch (

    But some issues are present.

       1. Preriodically work processes stopping. Logs from SAP MMC:

    S Tue Feb 14 12:46:02 2017
    S  handle memory type is RSTSPROMMM
    M  ThWpNeedsRestart: abap strategy == kill, restart
    M  ThWpRestart: restart wp (pid=11156) automatically
    B  Disconnecting from ALL connections:
    B  Wp  Hdl ConName          ConId     ConState     TX  BC  OC  HC  PRM RCT INF TIM MAX OPT Date     Time   DBUser                           DBHost           Program                                 
    B  011 000 R/3              000000000 INACTIVE     NO  NO  000 NO  YES NO  NO  000 255 255 20170214 114605 SAPSR3                           smart6                                                   
    C  DbSlDisconnect hdl: 0 
    B  Disconnected from connection 0
    B  statistics db_con_commit (com_total=88, com_tx=72)
    B  statistics db_con_rollback (roll_total=0, roll_tx=0)
    M  ***LOG Q02=> wp_halt, WPStop (Workp. 11 11156) [dpuxtool.c   317]

       2. DBACOCKPIT contains those messages:

    Job execution failed. See job history and log files for details.
    Msg 4002, Level 14, State 1
    Server 'NPL':
    Login failed
    Client message:
    Message number: LAYER = (4) ORIGIN = (1) SEVERITY = (4) NUMBER = (44) 
    Message String: ct_connect(): protocol specific layer: external error: The attempt to connect to the server failed.

    Logs form /sybase/NPL/ASE-16_0/install/NPL_JSAGENT.log :

    worker  ct_connect() failed.
    worker  jsj__RunSQLJob: jsd_MakeConnection() failed for user sapsa to server NPL
    worker  jsj__RunSQLJob() failed for xid 22394
    worker  Client message:
    worker  Message number: LAYER = (4) ORIGIN = (1) SEVERITY = (4) NUMBER = (44)
    worker  Message String: ct_connect(): protocol specific layer: external error: The attempt to connect to the server failed.


    In my opinion some troubles with passwords for sapsa in SSFS. But i have enought skiils to resolve it.

    Please can you guide me?

    Thank you!

    1. Anatoly Tarasevich


      I have resolved the issue with Login failed

      To fix the issue, follow finals steps in the SAP note 1706410:

      Login as npladm

      isql -X -Usapsa -SNPL -w999
      use master
      exec sp_dropexternlogin SYB_JSTASK, sapsa
      exec sp_addexternlogin SYB_JSTASK, sapsa, sapsa, '<new sapsa password>'
  10. Jepi Flanders

    Dear Experts,

    Thank you for providing this great blog.

    I’ve done the installation, all Okay, and now I cannot start the GUI from openSUSE. I fear I’ve the same issue as Abraham here above.

    Here are my screen-shots:

    SAP instance seems successfully started. Indeed, checking the processes, Dispatcher is GRAY:


    Do you have any solution for this?

    Thank you for the help.




      1. Jepi Flanders

        Hi Anatoly,

        Thank you for replying. I’ve checked R3trans -d and here is the result:



        It looks good, isn’t it? As far as I’ve understood, return code 0 should mean all is Okay. However, GUI connection still fails.

        Do you have any further hints?

        Thanks and bye, JF


        1. Anatoly Tarasevich

          Hi, Jepi

          Yes, code 0 is OK.

          I recommend you try SAP MMC. You can download it from MarketPlace.

          Use this to observe Process List or state of work processes and view Developer Trace of it. Traces have errors and reasons of abnormal behavior.

          Also be sure if you opened all need ports on server. In my case i switched off almost a firewall. It will be done explicitly.

          When i had installed SLES i chose an “Firewall off” option and i was surprised that it still worked after installation process ended and i needed to switched it off again.

  11. Fabian Lupa

    For your convenience, in the client/Misc subdirectory, we also provide the SAPMMC installation package and a template script for calling SAPMC standalone.

    Is this this the case? I cannot find a misc folder there and I also do not have access to the marketplace to download the mmc plugin from there.

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Fabian,

      Sorry, my reply to you seems to have disappeared. This information is no longer relevant, so I  have removed it. I apologize for the inconvenience.

      Best wishes

      Julie Plummer 

  12. Agus Prajogo

    Hi.. I’m new in SAP here and tried to install SAP Netweaver AS ABAP7.50 SP2 under OpenSuse (on Virtualbox). The host is Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop.

    I managed to follow the step by step process as per indicated in the page and finish the installation. However, once I tried to run the SAP system using npladm user (using startsap ALL) then check the R3trans, the message is:

    This is R3trans version 6.25 (release 745 – 30.10.15 – 12:47:42).

    unicode enabled version.

    2EETW152 Cannot open file “trans.log”

    : Permission denied

    r3trans finished (0012).


    Is there any mistake I made? since I tried to login using SAPGUI (I installed SAPGUI 7.40 ver 8 for Linux) with connection properties in advanced tab as: conn=/H/

    The page launch, but I cannot login using Client 000, user SAP* and Password Appl1ance. Did this problem because of the permission denied above?

    Thank you for your kind help 😀




    1. Agus Prajogo

      Dear all,

      I can access the system and activate the system. My IT colleague told me that the problem was because I’m having multiple virtual box active at the same time.

      I’m not sure about how to remove the message “Cannot open file ‘trans.log'” since it still showing the same message, however, I will not do anything since it is not disturbing the system – at least for now.

      Thank you!

  13. David Liu


    I am trying to install on Ubuntu 16.04 on Azure, There are the following errors block the installation:

    ERROR 2017-03-16 03:26:50.744 (root/sapinst) [CInstallerCallBackImpl.cpp:259] id=ind-rel.ind-os.ind-db.assertionFailed errno=CJS-00030
    Assertion failed: Unable to update database device locations. Refer to trace file sapinst_dev.log for further information.

    ERROR 2017-03-16 03:26:50.745 (root/sapinst) [iaxxbjsmod.cpp:97] id=modlib.jslib.caughtException errno=MUT-03025
    Caught ESAPinstException in module call: Assertion failed: Unable to update database device locations. Refer to trace file sapinst_dev.log for further information..

    ERROR 2017-03-16 03:26:51.828 (root/sapinst) [CSiStepExecute.cpp:1107] id=controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011
    The step syb_step_update_dbdevices with step key |offlineadjustment_dialogs|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|offlineadjustment_db_post|ind|ind|ind|ind|db_post|0|syb_rename_db_post_dia|ind|ind|ind|ind|syb|0|NW_SYB_DB_REN|ind|ind|ind|ind|syb2|0|syb_step_update_dbdevices was executed with status ERROR ( Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: Unable to update database device locations. Refer to trace file sapinst_dev.log for further information.).


    I use “-s” option to skip the check of hostname. I am not sure what is the root cause. Could you please give me some advice. Thanks in advance!

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi David,

      There is no immediately obvious reason why this shouldn’t work in Ubuntu and Azure.

      However, we have only tested it on-premise (and openSUSE).

      I am sorry but we do not have the resources here to test why this is not working in a Cloud environment.

      If everything else is working in your Azure setup, you could try posting to the SAP- Linux forum, though I am not sure that you will get help there: SCN SAP on Linux Forum

      Alternatively, if you want to offer an ABAP dev edition in the cloud, try here:

      SAP AS ABAP on SAP HANA / ASE: FREE Developer/Trial Editions . and choose a SAP CAL edition.

      For more information on SAP CAL, see the SCN Wiki: including “General Technical Questions

      Sorry this is not the answer you wanted, but I cannot test your specific scenario here.

      Best wishes, Julie.


    2. Brian O'Neill

      Hi David,


      I got the same error on a openSUSE server running in virtual box. Did you ever get this error resolved? If not, I might just reformat and try again.


  14. Eduardo Gorges


    Hello everyone!


    An AS Trial was installed, uninstalled and now we are trying a new installation.

    After unistall, we did:

    • delete C:\user\sap and C:\sapdb directories
    • delete C:\Program Files\sapinst_instdir
    • clear Registry HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\sb2port – sap & DBTech entries
    • reboot

    But during the new setup, we are receiving the error message:

    Could not read the profile path for user S-1-5-21-1037899709-540295885-904245438-1009 from the registry: The system cannot find the file specified

    The respective entry was not found in registry, although a very similar with -1021 suffix was found.

    Any clues?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Eduardo,

      2 things:

      1. If you follow the deinstallation instructions above, we do not suggest that you manually registry settings. Therefore we have not tested and cannot support this.
      2. It looks as if you are installing this on your local (Win) HD. If you install it via Linux on VBox, then that should work. Also, it should get round your problem with the registry entries.

      Best wishes Julie.

  15. Robin Fillerup

    Hello, I installed NPL in  VMWare player/Ubuntu 16.04, it runs perfect, th installation guide is superb, many thanks for the NPL & guidance. But one thing is bothering me: The date of 1 july is approaching, probably the expiring DB license is halting my beloved NPL then, is there a new Trial in preparation?

    Best regards, and: “May the source be with you”, Robin.

    1. Alexander Tsybulsky

      Hello Robin,

      you mentioned you installed NPL in ubuntu. Could you please tell if you did any specific additional steps to it ? How did you run the ./ (I mean params)  ? How did you setup hostname and hosts ? I successfully installed the package itself. But startsap does not bring up D00 instance. I experimented with hosts and hostname a bit and D00 began to start properly BUT i cannot connect there with SAP GUI… very strange I think I’m just half step from success but missed something small.


      UPDATE: no worries, seems that I figured it out. Changed hosts to link to real interface IP (not restarted and it worked. 

  16. Prakash Upadhyay

    Any help, how can I connect my SAPGUI with the SAP Installed in vmware? Can i use SAPGUI installed in my Windows PC and connect with my Virtual Machine, where SAP is installed?

    Thanks for helping with me on this, appreciate your time.

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Prakash,

      Yes, this is what I did. If necessary make sure the SAP GUI is open in your VBox environment (3300 from memory, but please check) – by following the Newbies Guide.

      Applic server = <IP_Address>

      Instance No. = 00

      System ID = NPL.

      Best wishes Julie.

  17. Deepak Bhargude


    While installing m getting below error.

    Abort execution because of
    Step returns nw.syscopy.storagecopy.HostIsNotLocal


    Please team help me!!!

    1. Heiner Goehlmann

      Same with my installation today, using hostname SUS1M64 (=for openSuse 1st with minisap at 64bit) and -s option (-h SUS1M64 did not work before). Using vhcalnplci as hostname worked ok, but who wants to have that name in an ordered environment?


      1. Julie Plummer Post author

        Hi Heiner, hi Deepak,

        Yes, to make the downloaded version as robust as possible, we pre-configured some features, including the server name.

        I have contacted colleagues regarding this, but I bellieve this is the standard behavior, since the system will only ever be used in a sandbox environment, not in the DEV-CON-PRD environment.

        Best wishes Julie Plummer.


  18. Alfonso Rodriguez


    I have a problem during SAP installation.

    I’m using Mac OS with SUSE Linux under Virtualbox.

    When I execute sudo ./ I get following error after some seconds:

    rm: cannot remove ‘/sapmnt/NPL/profile/NPL_D00_vhcalnplci_*’: No such file or directory
    ./ line 321: /usr/sap/NPL/SYS/exe/run/SAPCAR: No such file or directory
    ./ line 322: cd: /tmp/hostctrl/: No such file or directory
    ./ line 323: ./saphostexec: No such file or directory
    ./ line 325: /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/SAPCAR: No such file or directory
    ./ line 326: cd: /tmp/swpm/: No such file or directory
    ./ line 330: ./sapinst: No such file or directory
    Installation of NPL failed, please check logifiles in /tmp/sapinst_instdir for possible root cause.
    Any idea?
    Thanks and regards.
    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Alfonso,

      We don’t support Mac, but of course it shouldn’t really make a difference. I have contacted the colleague who wrote the script. When he responds, I’ll get back to you.

      Best wishes Julie.

      1. Julie Plummer Post author

        Hi Alfonso,

        We will analyze the script and get back to you if we discover any issues.

        Sorry I cannot help immediately.

        Best wishes,


      2. Julie Plummer Post author

        Hi Alfonso,

        Very sorry about the delay : I didn’T write, so I was awaiting a colleague.

        The answer is unfortunately brief: The error indicates that the Archive was not fully unpacked. One possibility is that the file system may have become full.

        Best wishes Julie.


    2. Indrajit Chakraborti

      Hi Alfonso,

      The installation of NPL is failing because, the Sybase ASE Database license that exists in the rar files in (from where we are downloading the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition), has expired.

      So what we need to do, is as follows –


      • After unzipping the rar files for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition, downloaded from go to folder “server/TAR/x86_64” and take the file “dbexe.tgz-aa“. Untar the file “dbexe.tgz-aa” and in the folder “sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses“, replace the existing Sybase ASE Database license (file SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic) with the new licence file downloaded in previous step.


      • Tar the folder again to “dbexe.tgz-aa” file and replace the existing “dbexe.tgz-aa” file with the new one.


      • Use this new folder for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition, for uploading in the VirtualBox and follow the remaining steps as-is.


      @Julie – Can you please ask the relevant team in SAP to update the new Sybase ASE Database license in the rar files in, so that everyone do not need to do the above steps.


      Indrajit Chakraborti



  19. jotsaroop singh

    Hello  Julie,

    Is it possible to download the SAP note for a correction from developer edition.

    I am unable to create the catalogs (SAP Fiori Development) and it has the correction note.

    Connection test of RFC Destination SAPOSS is failing.

    Please advice. Thanks!


    J Singh


    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi J Singh,

      In principle this should work, but you need a maintenance license. Also I haven’t tested this.

      If I have more information, I will post it here.

      Best wishes


  20. Mark Sargent


    Perhaps someone can help me..

    I’ve installed my NPL system and can access it via the SAP GUI no problem.


    But when I try to create a new BW Project from within Eclipse Modeling Tools I get this error:

    The BW Modeling Tools are only supported on BW with SAP HANA DB. Instance NPL is running on SYBASE.

    Is there a setting in the backend that I have to change to enable the BW Modeling Tools?

    I am able to create a new ABAP project from Eclipse – it connects to my NPL system no problem.


    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Unfortunately you’ve downloaded the ASE version. We try to provide 2 different versions – ASE and Hana, but at the moment all our HANA versions are on CAL:

      If there is a new download version, I will announce it on this link, but we are not planning this imminently.

      Sorry that this has occurred.

      Best wishes Julie Plummer.


  21. Matthew Marples

    Can anyone help with the error message I’m receiving while trying to install ABAP 7.5. Error message states ‘Abort execution because of step returns nw.syscopy.storagecopy.HostIsNotLocal’


    The hostname check was compliant when executing ./


    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Matthew,

      What step did you get to, when the error occurred?

      Can you send a screenshot of the error?

      Best wishes, Julie

      1. Matthew Marples

        I have since removed the old installation and started again I’m now getting a different error message stating that “the hostname you have configured is either on a loopback adapter or not active on the server, please check configuration and hostname selection. If you are confident about your choice of hostname start the install script with -s flag to skip the hostname.

        I have entered the commands as per instruction 20 to 21. Both the hosts and hostname file show the correct values. The network settings in YAST are shown below.

        I do have another version of ABAP 7.3 installed on the machine. Would this make a difference?

        Can you help?




          1. Julie Plummer Post author

            Hallo Matthew,

            I am very sorry for the delay. We had a deadline getting 751 ready for Teched.

            I have passed on your problem to the colleague who wrote the install script.

            In the meantime:

            I had this error once: upon checking, I realized I didn’t have enough free HD space (100 GB).

            Also, my Network Settings for 751, openSUSE 42.3 look like this:

            I will let you know as soon as I hear from the colleague.

            Best wishes Julie.

            UPDATE, 07 July, 2017: Hi Matthew, My “Set Hostname via DHCP” = “NO”.

            That is, depending on your DHCP setup, the operating system may change the host name – which means that vhcalnplci is no longer configured locally.

            Can you try setting “Change Hostname via DHCP” to “NO” and let me know how that goes?

            Best wishes Julie.


  22. Michael Eutin

    How to extand the license for ASE database provided by this testdrive?

    In log file /sybase/NPL/ASE-16_0/install/NPL.log I have found the following records:

    SySAM: Using licenses from: /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_DE.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_XE.lic

    SySAM: Failed to obtain license(s) for ASE_CORE feature from license file(s) or server(s).

    SySAM: Licenses exist for ASE, but a license containing the configured (PE=EE;LT=AC) attributes could not be obtained. Verify that ASE is configured to use the correct type of license, and either reconfigure; or generate and deplay the desired license from the Sybase Peoduct Download Center.

    SySAM: Feature has expired.

    SySAM: License feature name: ASE_CORE

    SySAM: Expired date: 30-jun-2017

  23. Jörg Müller

    Hi all,

    there is a problem starting the abate trial instance after a while (for me 6 months). The startup process hangs at step:

    Starting database NPL …
    Log File: /sybase/NPL/startdb.log

    After that there is no action detected for some hours. The CPU utilization of the startdb process is > 50% (command: top, tload).

    My colleague is facing the same issue and I know this issue from ABAP 7.40 Trial.

    The solution seems to be an invalid license for the sybase database. After installing a new license as mentioned before by Holger Bahr’s post the system is running again.

    Best Regards




  24. Patrick Workman

    I’m trying to initially install this and know about the expired ASE license, the problem is the install will need to complete before the updated license can be installed.

    How are new installs after 1 July being done now?

  25. Balwant Ram

    Hello Everyone,


    I’m trying to install this SAP Netweaver 7.50 from past one week but unable to install it successfully. I’m using openSUSE42.1 linux system and assigned static IP address to my machine with hostname vhcalnplci. But i’m repeatedly getting modlib.jslib.caughtException regularly. I’m using commands like sudo -i and using Appl1ance as password as per guidelines but unable to install it successfully.

    Kindly suggest me the solutions.


    Thanks in advance


    1. Joy K

      Hi Balwant Ram,

      The license of Sybase is expired so you have to download the license by clicking the top link and place it into the location which the document mentioned. initially you don’t have access on the folder so follow this steps to get the permission

      open Konsole and enter “su”, give the master password,

      check where you are by using ls -l, cd.. to go back and cd sybase to move forward

      normally you didn’t have permission to access the folder, so follow this

      chown -v <username> sybase

      cd sybase

      chown -v <username> NPL

      cd NPL

      chown -v <username> SYSAM-2_0

      cd SYSAM-2_0

      chown -v <username> licenses

      and you can replace the file inside this folder.

      and start the again


      1. James Chau
        1. It is the SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic you are after, not the entire licenses directory. Besides chown on this lic file with the right group and owner, you need to do a chmod 750 on this lic file. Regards.
        1. Joy K

          Hi james,


          You are absolutely right, i was saying that we can drag our license file to that folder and it will ask whether you can over rite or rename the file. just overrire it.



    1. Joy K

      Hi Harsoon,


      Yes you can install it on windows 10. You have to install Oracle VM Virtual Box and install the required file inside the Virtual Machine.


  26. Piotr Markiewicz


    I’m trying to install the ABAP for the 2 days now. After upgrading the license I got stuck with the following error:

    An error occurred while processing option System Rename > Standard System > SAP System Rename( Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: Unable to find database home folder.).


    unfortunately I was not able to find similar error anywhere.

    I was trying to run the installation with all possible options (-g and -s). I’m using the default hostname (vhcalnplci).




    — Update:
    I’ve tried the installation on 2 versions of openSuSE LEAP 42.1 and 42.2 on both I have exactly the same error.

    During the prerequisite check I get following errors:
    Severity = High
    * Supported Linux distributions for SAP Products based on SAP Kernel 7.42. / Condition not met
    **  Supported Linux distributions for SAP Products based on SAP Kernel 7.42 are Oracle Linux 7 (ORACLE7), Oracle Linux 6 (ORACLE6), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES12) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11). Current distribution: Unknown distribution:
    /etc/SuSE-release:openSUSE 42.1 (x86_64)
    /etc/SuSE-release:VERSION = 42.1(…)

    Severity = Medium
    * Hostname check / Could not check
    * Language check / Condition not met
    ** Note, language is set to English (US) !
    * Gcc check / Condition not met


    — 2nd update, see below my comment

    1. Balwant Ram

      Thanks Joy K. The solution given by you worked for me. Sorry for late reply as i was out of town for couple of days.

      Big Thanks

      Cheers !


    2. Piotr Markiewicz

      I’ve finally resolved the problem, it looks like extracting the rar in the windows caused the issue (really weird though).

      To fix the problem I have downloaded all 8 rar packages again (just in case) and using p7zip on openSuSE extracted it with option x (preserve full paths), after that everything got installed without any problem.

      1. James Chau

        Using the ‘test archive’ function in 7-zip immediately after downloading rar files will save you a lot of grief especially if speed is slow. Watch for CRC errors at the beginning of ./ you will error out if you saw any CRC errors during the beginning of

  27. James Chau

    2 issues:

    * Webdynpro application test button in Windows SAPGUI 7.40 failed to launch the web browser.

    * I launched the Webdynpro service from SICF but the URL uses HTTP port 8000 which does not work with the built-in Fiori architecture which demands HTTPS. My workaround is to fudge the URL with HTTPS port 44300 but a more elegant solution in modifying the DEFAULT.PFL is more desired.


    Kindly help. I already modified DEFAULT.PFL with icm/host_name_full parameter but that did not change the outcome.


    I have been programming Webdynpro for years and my choice SAPGUI is Business Client 6.5

    1. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi James,

      I am sorry you are having problems. However, have you tried posting this at the Web Dynpro forum?
      The Community there will have more experience of Web Dynpro-specific issues.

      Best wishes JUlie.

  28. Marcio Zaguetti

    I’ve been trying to install netweaver 7.5 trail in linux ubuntu and I having a problem to update the password for database user sa . I already update license ut the problem persists.


      1. Larry Stavinoha

        I did finally get it to work by updating the license file as listed above, including changing the rights to the new license file.

        I started the installation with -g, and after the first gui screen came up, that’s when I replaced the ASE license files. Hope this helps someone.

        *Edit: I also used a 7 character password with capital letters, lower case letters, digits, and symbols for the sa password, that was mentioned on one of the other posts. I don’t know if that made a difference, but it is all working now on ubuntu.


  29. Daimon Kabutanike Malanda


    Hi All

    I am getting the error below. Which directories do I create in ubuntu without creating other errors.

    I tried to resolve the issue by using mkdir  /usr/sap/NPL/SYS/global/security/rsecssfs.

    I had to reinstall because it gave me other errors, SQL script reports an unexpected error and  that Database NPL cannot be opened an earlier attempt at recovery marked it suspect.

    I am not strong on ubuntu commands.

  30. Leo Sun


    I got a problem during SAP installation(OS: Windows 10).

    I used the command “./” and got errors as below:


    Thanks very much for your help!

    1. Balwant Ram

      Dear Leo,

      Try to follow the following steps for this error. It worked for me.

      The license of Sybase is expired so you have to download the license by clicking the top link and place it into the location which the document mentioned. initially you don’t have access on the folder so follow this steps to get the permission

      open Konsole and enter “su”, give the master password,

      check where you are by using ls -l, cd.. to go back and cd sybase to move forward

      normally you didn’t have permission to access the folder, so follow this

      chown -v <username> sybase

      cd sybase

      chown -v <username> NPL

      cd NPL

      chown -v <username> SYSAM-2_0

      cd SYSAM-2_0

      chown -v <username> licenses

      and you can replace the file inside this folder.

      and start the again




      1. Sebastian Beudert

        Dear Balwant,


        Thank you very much!!! You saved my live 😉

        For a Linux noobie it is very hard to replace the ASE license with the SAP given documentation…


        All the best


  31. Balwant Ram

    Dear Friends,

    My minisap netweaver 7.05 has been successfully installed but some of the TCODE’s are not working in it. Like SE80 is giving me an error and even the flight database model does not contain any entries. So can anybody help me on this???

    Looking forward for your help…




    1. Karl Pelzer


      Hi Balwant,

      you can generate flight database Content via this program: SAPBC_DATA_GENERATOR

      Run it in SE80 or SE38 and choose how many entries should be generated.

      Best regards


    2. Julie Plummer Post author

      Hi Balwant,

      Sorry to hear that (especially as you have actively contributed before). Hmmm. I have honestly never heard of a successful install where SE80 doesn’T work.

      In your case,  I would try posting on the ABAP Development forum, but provide more details: Do other TXs (any others) work? What is the error? Are you logged in as DEVELOPER, client 001?
      Let me know how it goes

      Best wishes Julie.

  32. Balwant Ram

    Dear ALL,

    I’m getting another SAP GUI LOGON error as per the attached screen shot.  Don’t have any idea why its coming. My server instance is properly installed and running with all components. Kindly help me on it.



  33. Daniel Mesics

    Hi All,


    I am stuck unfortunately at ./ with the following error (please sea the attached screenshoot). I replaced the license file, and running Terminal as root user. Any ideas?


    Thank you in advance,

    1. Balwant Ram

      Hi Daniel,

      Make sure that you running sudo -i command before starting the installation with ./  Check the contents of replaced license file it must show license expiry date for sybase as 31st March 2018. Then re-install it.






  34. Subramanian rajasekar

    Hello ,


    Help me out of this installation script , I am keep on getting mod.lib.jslib.caughtException – Assertion failed unable to generate new password for login ‘sa’, Error.

    As mentioned i have downloaded the dbexe.tgz-aa file and replaced it in my extracted folder and started the installation from a clean snapshot again ,but this error is keep on getting popped up , Am I   missing anything else ?? pls help out  !!!!!


    1. Balwant Ram

      Dear Subramanian,


      It seems that you have replaced the License file successfully. Make sure that you have set privileges as chown -v <username> licenses. After setting the privileges i will suggest you to restart the installation again with ./ using root user or sudo -i.

      I hope it will solve your problem.





      1. Subramanian rajasekar

        Hello Balwant,

        • Thank you for your reply , I tried the way you suggested , setting privileges using chown commands and run the installation again from the required path , it ended again with  the same error – unable to generate  new password for login ‘sa’!!!!!


  35. Julie Plummer Post author


    Hi everyone,

    Since we now have 6 blogs referring to 2 different versions of the download developer edition, blog comments are becoming unmanageable. In addition, searching through blog comments is very difficult for other users, resulting in many duplicate issues.

    From now on, please DO NOT post a blog comment if you require troubleshooting.

    Please post on the ABAP Development forum : , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial. I promise to work through the backlog here, but cannot answer any further questions.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best wishes,

    Julie Plummer.

    SAP Product Management.

  36. Ilia Vinogradov


    Are there any plans to just provide a Hyper-V image of developer verions? (Hyper-V is available in win8/win10 pro version for free), and is quite common between developers.

    Best regards, Ilia.


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