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How To: Setup SAP BW/4HANA on Amazon Cloud Services(AWS)

Cloud is a buzz word which is around for few years now. By now most of us aware cloud is basically another person’s server server we rent for our own use. Very minimal setup time & ready to use for development.

Closely tied cloud provider to SAP products now are Amazon & Microsoft. Today we are going to look at how to launch a SAP appliance on Amazon cloud a.k.a  AWS (Amazon Web Services). The SAP appliance which going to be demonstrate in this blog is, again another latest buzz word from SAP, SAP BW/4HANA.

First, create & sign-in to Amazon Web Services website. Will require basic individual & credit card details to create the account. Below is the screen we will see once successfully created an account.

Need to create & use they key to access any instance running on AWS. Follow the step 1 to create & step 5 to open the access key.

Step 1

Step 5

Now, AWS account is ready = Cloud OS & Storage. Next move on to SAP appliance portal = which contains the software we can choose to run on the AWS. Login to SAP Cloud Platform website.

“Solution” contains all the SAP appliances/software which is cloud ready.

For this blog demo, we are going to choose a “Trial” SAP software, SAP BW/4HANA. Click “Create Instance”.

Follow the setup wizard, follow the “Advance Mode”. Will need to provide AWS account credentials which created in AWS website. Once complete, the instance will be displayed in “Instances” section.

Click “Activate” button to bootup the BW/4HANA system. Access the system by click on the “Connect”

Note: login details for the system is in “Getting Started Guide”.

Congratulations, now you are in the latest SAP warehouse system which runs on cloud

The system also can be connected to Eclipse Neon for BW modeling work.

The End…?? in term of cloud, not until switching off your cloud instances. Click “Suspend”

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the knowledge but I have a feel that there are some missing information, like: When create an AWS EC2, it will give a key to input into SCP Cockpit, to link SAP services to EC2.

    Also, you should at least mention the cost of EC2 which is not so cheap so it can run HANA.