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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

Prerequisites

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 install.sh
    3. Extract downloaded archive: unzip archive.zip. 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 install.sh
    6. Run the installation, using the command: sudo ./install.sh

    (We provide you with several installation options:

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

SAPGUI

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 libstdc++.so.6.

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: 26th June 2018: New ASE license valid until Q1 2019 is available here:

SAP AS ABAP 751 SP02 to download

(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 S99_nplhost.sh 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.

Contact

We encourage you to visit our SCN ABAP community.

In case of Linux problems read the Linux FAQ.

Post your comments to the introduction page.

Note 1: Privacy settings

If you have a problem and tell us about it in a comment on this blog, AND then forget to update your privacy settings, I can’t find you to reply. (!) Please update your privacy settings .

Also, rather than posting here, please open a question in the ABAP Development forum – firstly, your question will be read by many Community Mentors and members (rather than just me!), and secondly, you will help other members who have a similar problem in future.

Note 2: 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 Sharepoint folder includes instructions.)

 

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  1. Sanket Taur

    Hi Julie,

    Would it be possible that we can have a renewal of the ASE license again, also the share access to the Mdocs folder link for renewal has expired. Can you please check and revert.

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    1. Former Member

      Hello and Thank you for your help. Miss Plummer wrote the following instructions to follow:

       

      To update the ASE license of the 7.5 Dev Edition
      (both CAL version and download edition)
      1. Please replace /sybase/NPL/SYSAM‐2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic with updated license in
      shared SAP Documents folder.
      2. Assign Linux owners/rights :

       

      But how can i Assign Linux ownsers/right. I dont understand how to do it. Can you explain how to do it? Thanks for your help.

      Greetings

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      1. Holger Bahr

        For copying/downloading the license file SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic to its proper location, your Linux user needs sufficient rights. In case you were able to place the file into the directory /sybase/NPL/SYSAM‐2_0/licenses/ and thus having replaced the old license with the new one, Netweaver should start fine because the ASE license file only needs to be read at startup by the Sybase database and that right (“R”: read) is applied automatically after copying/downloading/replacing the license file in its proper directory location.

        -> If you were able of placing the new license file to its location, overwriting the old one, I assume everything is working fine already.

        This is a short article covering users/groups/rights:

        https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2017/12/how-manage-users-groups-linux

         

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  2. Former Member

    sapyard.com/minisap-installation-part-3 

     

    openSUSE Leap 42.3.20170911
    SAP Netweaver as ABAP 7.50 SP02 ASE Developer Edition
    301 Error Message Domain Name > set the right domain name in your Router
    Database sa Password Error > set the password for npladm and sybnpl as root
    Every password should be the same.
    ./install.sh -g
    I used the password HauS1234, it`s working very fine.
    Now it works !

    openSUSE Leap 42.3.20170911
    SAP Netweaver as ABAP 7.50 SP02 ASE Developer Edition
    301 Error Message Domain Name > im Router die DNS richtig einstellen.
    Database sa Password Error > das Passwort für den User npladm und sybnpl als root neu vergeben.
    Alle Passwörter sollten gleich sein.
    ./install.sh -g
    Bei mir hat das Passwort HauS1234 sehr gut funktioniert.
    Jetzt funktioniert es !

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  3. Ozan Kimençe

    Hello,

    Firstly have a nice day all!

    I have a problem about creating new user on sap trial system. My system working clearly with:

    User: Developer

    Pass: Appl1ance

    But;

    I created new user in SU01, operations have been correctly but when i want to write new report,system wants me  “Access Key”. it s okey I have done license steps truely but system doesnt accept that number 35408798513176413512.  What should i do?

    Best Regards..

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    1. Kutay Bektas

      Hello Ozan ,

      You need authorized s-user to demand access key for your new user . You can use “developer” user to create your custom objects on sap environment.

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  4. Carsten Buechert

    Hi Julie,

    after several unsuccessful tries I found out that the password given during installation must not contain any special characters. After I used one that contains upper and lower cases and numbers and is 7 characters long everything worked fine.

    Maybe you should add this to the installation instructions.

    Regards,

    Carsten

     

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  5. Kutay Bektas

    Hello Experts ,

    I always spent my time on developer edition to make some demo related to sap new worlds , but sometimes I just want to connect my developer edition system from my another laptop which Im using it in my office.

    How can I connect to 7.50 developer edition sap server remote( I mean from another pc ).

    What is the configurations step ?

    It will greate if anyone could give me some hint about the topic?

     

    Thank you.

     

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    1. Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Hello Kutay,

       

      i am not an expert, but i think you have at least two options.

      1) you have an VPN with which you can connect to your local network, and then you use the usual SAPLogon configuration which you would use as being “home” (local ip adress of your sap machine, instance number, Sys-id..). You would not either a static external IP or something like a ddns to map the dynamical IP to something that is fixed such that you can access from outside

      2) Port forwarding: This is not really best practise, but it works as well. You open your Network for external (https) request, and use port forwarding such that requests that arrive at a specifc port will be forwarded to the one for the gui (i think it is 3200 for gui, and 44300 the standard port for https)

      so basically the following mapping global IP:PORTx <-> local IP:PORTy

       

      You have to consider security issues with this approach..

      but as I said, i am not an expert

       

      Hope I could help

       

      Cheers,

      Aleks

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  6. Fred Wilhelms

    Hello,

    Installing SAP NW AS ABAP 751 SP02 – Developer Edition on openSUSE Leap 42.3:

    I unzipped the downloaded RAR-files.
    After unzipping the RAR-files there is no directory „sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses“. So I installed the server without replacing the file „SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic“
    After installing the server I got the error-message „Unable to verify database access for login SAPSR3“. But now there is a directory named „sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses“. So I replaced the file „SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic“ with the downloaded newer one ( user sybnpl / group sapsys / rights -rwxr-x— ) and repeated the server installation.
    After repeating the server installation I got error-messages „… id=modlib.jslib.caughtException errno=MUT-03025 …“ and „… id=controller.stepExecuted errno=FCO-00011 …“. with the note „To solve that problem start the installation without using SAPINST_START_GUI option“. But I had started the installation without SAPINST_START_GUI option! So I don’t understand these message!
    I had a look in log-files but I didn’t find any solution. So I don’t know what to do now. Is there anybody who is able to help me? Thank you very much in advance!

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  7. Julie Plummer
    Post author

    Dear all,

    As of now, I will not be able to moderate comments on this blog. Therefore, comments entered after today, 26th July, 2018 will have to be ignored. (I will try to process existing comments as soon as I can, but there is a backlog.)

    From now on, please ask your question in the ABAP Development Community forum:

    https://www.sap.com/community/topic/abap/all-content.html

    If it is an issue involving ABAP developer edition, remember to add the hashtag #ABAP_Trial.

    Please do not use comments in the blogs to ask tech support questions :

    • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors.
    • Very few people follow these blogs, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community

    I apologize for this, but there is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions.

    Best wishes Julie.

     

     

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    1. Aleksandar Mijailovic

      Hello Julie,

       

      first of all, thank you for the energy and efforts you are putting into all this & us!

       

      Second, i tried to open the link you’ve provided, but it says “Page could’t not be found”, unfortunately

      https://www.sap.com/community/topics/abap/all-content.html

       

       

      The reason why i am posting here, is because I am unable to launch the page ( https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap ) where i usually get the registration key for renewing the license of the NPL ABAP Trial System. Maybe you (or somebody else) have (has) more intel on what is going on..

      I also created a post in the scn:

      https://answers.sap.com/questions/694370/renewal-of-nw-750-abap-trial-system-npl-page-not-w.html

       

      Thank you in advance!!

       

      Best regards,

       

      Aleksandar

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