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SAP S/4HANA 1809 Installation – Part 1

SAP S/4HANA 1809 has released in September 2018. It includes many features which helps in digital transformation of all business modules. This blog helps you to install S/4HANA 1809.

1. Hardware and Operating system requirements

Hardware: S/4Hana 1809 having HANA 2.0 as a database. To install HANA 2.0, minimum Intel Haswell CPU or IBM POWER8 CPU or later are strongly recommended. If you are planning to upgrade of a current HANA system from SAP HANA 1.0 to SAP HANA 2.0, you can use Intel Ivy Bridge or Westmere CPU based compute nodes.

Operating system: Below are the supported operating systems for SAP HANA –

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Please refer below links for more information:

Hardware information    Operating system information    HANA DB OS settings

2. Media download

Installation media can downloaded from below path:

https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/softwarecenter

-> By Alphabetical Index (A-Z) -> S -> SAP S/4HANA -> SAP S/4HANA 1809 -> INSTALLATION (AUTOM. DOWNLOAD) -> S4CORE103_INST_EXPORT_1.zip ~ S4CORE103_INST_EXPORT_20.zip.

No need to extract the *.zip files. Store them in a directory and give the path of first *.zip file when SWPM prompts.

Alternatively, you can download the media using Maintenance Planner.

Make your download basket empty and login to maintenance planner with your S-User.

Select the tile Plan for SAP S/4HANA.

Select Install New SAP S/4HANA System and click Next.

Enter SID for the new system and select target version – SAP S/4HANA 1809.

Click Next.

In the next screen, select Co-deployed with Backend and check the Target product Instances depending on SAP Frontend applications required.

In the next screen, select continue planning

Click Next.

In the next screen, select OS/DB files.

Click Next.

In the next screen, click on Download Stack XML and Push to Download Basket.

Now go to Download manager and download all the media and store them in a directory in the system.

Refer sap note: 2717369

 

HANA DB media download:

To install HANA DB, we need to download below files.

Software Downloads -> SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES ->By Alphabetical Index (A-Z) -> H -> SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION -> SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION 2.0 -> SAP HANA DATABASE 2.0

Software Downloads -> SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES ->By Alphabetical Index (A-Z) -> H -> SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION -> SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION 2.0 -> SAP HANA CLIENT 2.0

 

3. HANA DB Installation

To install HANA DB, first UNCAR file IMDB_SERVER20_*.SAR file by creating signature file as below screenshot.

SAPCAR –xvf IMDB_SERVER20_*.SAR –manifest SIGNATURE.SMF

Execute ./hdblcm

Select option 1 to install new database.

Referring above screenshot, select required option depending on System Usage.

Next, enter all the values for Data/log volume path, Hostname, DB SID and Passwords.

Enter Y to continue.

After installation, check the HANA DB process status.

usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/sapcontrol -nr 00 -function GetProcessList

We have completed HANA DB installation and check SAP S/4HANA 1809 Installation – Part 2 for remaining installation.

 

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