Although I had been perfectly happy with my optimized HANA 2.0, express edition installation on an Intel 6th generation NUC6i5SYK, I thought this was also an opportunity to upgrade to an Intel 7th generation NUC7i7BNH. This turned out to be a good idea, since the upgrade process is quite resource intensive and can take more than an hour:
But otherwise finishes successfully without any issues:
And of course, I am on HANA 2.0 SPS 01 now – There are a few alerts, but I can deal with those later 😉
By the way, BEFORE moving your ESXi 6.5 installation to any 7th generation NUC, it is important to update the network driver on your EXISTING 6th generation NUC:
# esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient # esxcli software vib install -v https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/net-e1000e/VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_184.108.40.206-2vmw.600.3.57.5050593.vib # esxcli software vib remove -n ne1000
Now let’s explore What’s New with SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 01 – by the SAP HANA Academy.