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Author's profile photo Frank Schuler

Make your HANA 2.0 SPS 01, express edition work on VirtualBox

In this blog, I am sharing my experience with making HANA 2.0 SPS 01, express edition work on VirtualBox. Many steps are like making it work on VMware, but I will point out some important differences.

To start with, after downloading the OWA file, I Import it as an Appliance into VirtualBox:

I accept the default configuration:

And start the Import, which does not take long:

After powering it up, changing passwords and confirm the initial configuration:

I launch the YaST Control Center to register my installation with SuSE to update and secure my system as well as add packages needed for the VirtualBox Guest Additions:

sudo yast

If you did not have a SuSE subscription, you could apply for 60-day Eval:

Next, I accept all recommended patches:

This can take a little while to download and install:

Since the kernel installations require a restart, I take advantage of this and Add an Optical Drive that I will need to add the VirtualBox Guest Additions:

After the restart, I add gcc:

And the kernel headers:

With this I uninstall the pre-delivered VMware Tools:


Next, I must allow for unsupported modules in /etc/modprobe.d/10-unsupported-modules.conf:

allow_unsupported_modules 1

With this, I am ready to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
sudo /mnt/

Now, my HANA 2.0 SPS 01, express edition on VirtualBox is fully operational. I hope you will have as much fun with yours as I have been having with mine 😉

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      Author's profile photo Jian Luo
      Jian Luo

      Could we get a VM running on Ubuntu/Centos?

      Author's profile photo Frank Schuler
      Frank Schuler
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      Hello Jian,

      VirtualBox is available for quite a few Ubuntu releases:

      Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts

      But as far as I can tell, not for Centos.

      Best regards