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SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 00 What’s New: Installation and Update – by the SAP HANA Academy


In the upcoming weeks, we will be posting new videos to the SAP HANA Academy to show new features and functionality introduced with SAP HANA 2.0 Support Package Stack (SPS) 00.

The topic of this blog is Installation and Update.

For the full SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 00 blog list, see


Tutorial Video


What’s New?

Documentation Changes

For those familiar with installing the SAP HANA server, there is some good news: the SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide is almost the same as the one for SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 12. In other words, the whole installation and update process is the same, so if you are familiar with this task you will no problem installing the HANA server.

Both the SAP HANA Master Update Guide and the SAP HANA Technical Operations Manual are no longer included in the documentation set, the contents have been added to the Master Guide, section Updating an SAP HANA System Landscape and the section Operating SAP HANA.

New is the SAP HANA Cockpit Installation and Update Guide and the SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA – Installation and Upgrade Guide, topics which will be addressed in a separate tutorial video.

SAP HANA Platform Lifecycle Management in SAP HANA Cockpit

The SAP HANA database lifecycle manager (HDBLCM) Web user interface is included in the new SAP HANA cockpit but unlike the cockpit is still hosted on the SAP HANA server itself, as before, by the SAP host agent. The URL format has not changed:


Two new tiles have been added:

  • Upload/Extract Components
  • Help

The Upload/Extract Components app allows you to upload files to the HANA server, or extract archives that are already on the HANA server, saving you the trouble to connect to the host with a terminal session to extract the file with SAPCAR, or connect to the host with FTP to upload a file. This is a great timesaver as typically in production landscapes the HANA server might not be directly connected to the SAP SoftWare Download Center (SWDC) so some staging is required.

Another time saver is that to remove certain components like Dynamic Tiering, in the past two steps were required: 1) remove the host role and 2) remove the component. This has now been simplified: when you uninstall a component, the host role is removed automatically.

Supported Operating Systems

SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 00 is supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2.

The SAP HANA database lifecycle manager now performs a check to verify this condition is fulfilled.

For more information about operating system support, see the notes section below.


On the SAP HANA Academy, there is a full playlist covering all aspects of installation and update:




For more information see:


SAP Help Portal

SAP Notes


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      Author's profile photo Marco Mainini
      Marco Mainini

      we're evaluating to migrate our SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5 + MS SQL 2012 to SAP ERP 6.0 EHP8 + HANA: since we would like to adopt the latest HANA 2.0, we need to know when EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 will be supported on HANA 2.0.

      Checking the Product Availability Matrix, so far HANA 2.0 support "SAP NETWEAVER 7.5" ("Application Server ABAP") but apparently right now "EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0" ("Central Appliactions") supports only HANA 1.0 as Database Platform (see
      Do you have any visibility (a date) on the support of EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 on SAP HANA 2.0? Maybe with SPS 6 of EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (planned for week 18), HANA 2.0 will be supported?
      Unfortunately I can't find any information regarding the support of HANA 2.0 for EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0.
      Thank you for your help.



      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Marco,

      I noticed you also posted the question to the blog

      As there is already some discussion ongoing with SAP product management involved, I think this would be the best thread for an appropriate reply.

      Thanks for watching,


      Author's profile photo Marco Mainini
      Marco Mainini

      Hi Denys,

      finally “EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0” (“Central Applications”) is supported by HANA 2.0 starting from 31.03.2017!

      From note "2171334 - EHP8 for SAP ERP 6.0 SP Stacks - Release & Information Note"
      NEW: SAP HANA database 2.0 iSp stack 00 Revision 2 is released for Enhancement Package 8 for SAP ERP 6.0.

      Also the PAM ( confirms it.

      This is an excellent news!
      Kind regards,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Dennis,

      I am trying to install the SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 but I am facing a problem, there are no solutions at sap marketplace or sap notes about this topic.

      The error is occurring at the installation process of HANA XS Advanced Runtime.


      18:32:44.062 - ERR : Installation of SAP HANA Cockpit System failed.
      18:32:44.085 - INFO: Summary of critical errors
      18:32:44.062 - ERR :   Installation of SAP HANA Cockpit System failed.
      18:32:37.094 - ERR :     Installation of SAP HANA XS Advanced Runtime failed

      There are no more details about this error just aborting the Installation.


      Kind regards,



      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tarek,

      That does not sound good at all.

      If this is a test system, best to completely remove the installation and start again.

      I have just started to record some tutorials videos about installing cockpit and posted a blog that provides some content:

      Maybe this provides some insight into what might cause the issue.