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Upgrading SAP HANA, express edition to SPS04

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the release of SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 SPS04 and are now ready to upgrade your existing HXE instance, this blog post is for you.

I have a similar blog post for an upgrade between revisions here in the context of following the openSAP course and getting a hold of the Cloud Application Programming model wizard.

The same prerequisites apply, only a bit more exaggerated:

  • If this is a serious/important machine to you, back everything up. Make sure you can restore everything so that you won’t go around chasing me on social media if something goes horribly wrong. I personally make a copy of the virtual machine if I can.
  • This will take time. For me, in the cloud with 40GB of RAM allocated only to this VM it took 1:30hs.
  • Add more RAM if you have the chance. If you get an “HTTP communication error” in the middle, lack of resources are a very likely cause. Playing game son you PC while the VM is upgrading on it is not a good idea.
  • Make sure you will not run out of disk in the process (a command like df -h can give you a hint – plan to use at least 6GB )

The steps are easy…

You will need to install libatomic1

You will need to be a sudoer for this, By default, in the downloadable virtual machine, hxeadm is a sudoear. In the cloud machines, you need to go back to being root or your admin user (command exit).

sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.0/repo/oss/ oss
sudo zypper install libatomic1

 

Run the update checker

This will connect to the download repository and start downloading different packages.

If you are not hxeadm, become hxeadm (sudo su – hxeadm ):

export PATH=${PATH}:/hana/shared/HXE/xs/sapjvm_8/bin
/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin/HXECheckUpdate_linux.bin -a

Inflate files

You will now extract the zipped files… (add any other .tgz files you downloaded)

cd /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads
tar -xvzf hxe.tgz
tar -xvzf hxexsa.tgz 

You can remove the files you downloaded to save space

rm /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/hxe.tgz
rm /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/hxexsa.tgz

Upgrade time!

You also need to be a sudoer now. If you are hxeadm and in a cloud VM, command “exit” will take you back to your root user.

sudo /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/HANA_EXPRESS_20/hxe_upgrade.sh

You will be asked for the passwords of your different admin users (for hxeadm, HXEHana1 is the default password if you haven’t changed … but you should have changed it):

 

Play time!

After at least an hour and a lot of console output, you should get a nice message

Remember you need to see “1/1” after a started app before you can connect to it:

Troubleshooting

If something goes wrong:

  1. Gather error messages:
    1. From the output and the logs. The logs from installation can be found in a file similar to: /var/tmp/hdb_HXE_hdblcm_update_2019-08-02_23.32.28/xs_install_components.log and /var/tmp/hdb_HXE_UpdateRepository_2019-08-02_23.45.28/hdbupdrep.log
    2. If you get a message that says “to see installation logs use…”, do as it says
    3. In some cases, command  xs logs –recent deploy-service  can have some useful info
  2. Google for your error messages (remove special characters and IDs… you may not be the first one with this problem)
  3. If you cannot find a response, document what you have done, where (a downloadable VM, a binary install in an alternative OS, a cloud image..), the error messages in those logs, how many attempts you’ve done and any other information that may help the community help you. With all of this info, create a question in the community and tag it SAP HANA, express edition.

Hope it all goes smoothly and you have lots of fun!

Lucia Subatin.

 

 

 

 

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  • Hi Lucia,

    Thanks for providing details steps to upgrade HXE addition.

    On upgrading process I am getting below error message. Can you please help me to resolve the below issue and continue with upgrade process.

    Regards,

    Praveer.

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      • Hi Lucia,

        This is in local VM.

        eml.tgz got downloaded in “/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin/HXECheckUpdate_linux.bin -a” step along with other required packages.

        Regards,

        Praveer.

        • Hi Praveer,

          We’ve been unable to reproduce this issues. Can you please share the output of:

          • HDB version
          • cat /usr/sap/HXE/SYS/global/hdb/hxe_info.txt
          • sudo /hana/shared/HXE/hdblcm/hdblcm –action check_installation
          • md5sum /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/eml.tgz

          Thanks,

          Lucia.

  • Hi,

    I had the exactly the same issue. To fix it I downloaded the eml.tgz with the Download Manager that you use to download the VM image. Then I copied the archive into the Downloads folder of the VM and extracted it.

    Then the upgraded worked.

    Best Regards,

    Steffen

  • This tutorial worked 100% for upgrading SPS04 to latest version with the following comment : I have SHINE installed so I had to download, copy, inflate SHINE also before the upgrade because there is an warning to skip it. After updating HDB, I saw that SHINE update did not upgraded anything whatsoever so the warning may be ignored

  • Hi guys!

    EDIT: (see solution below)

    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin> HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin -d /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/ "linuxx86_64" "installer" hxe.tgz
    Connecting to download server...
    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin> HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin -d /usr/sap/HXE/home/Downloads/ "linuxx86_64" "installer" hxexsa.tgz
    Connecting to download server...
    

    Trying to do the Upgrade in a local VM based setup. Can’t find the updater in bin

    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/HDB90> ls /usr/sap/HXE/home/bin/
    change_key.sh 
    create_tenantdb.sh 
    HXEDownloadManager_linux.bin 
    hxe_gc.sh 
    hxe_telemetry.sh 
    register_cockpit.sh
    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/HDB90>
    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/HDB90> HDB -version
    HDB version info:
    version: 2.00.020.00.1500920972
    branch: fa/hana2sp02
    git hash: 7f63b0aa11dca2ea54d450aa302319302c2eeaca
    git merge time: 2017-07-24 20:29:32
    weekstone: 0000.00.0
    compile date: 2017-07-24 20:35:12
    compile host: ld4551
    compile type: rel
    
    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/HDB90> cat /usr/sap/HXE/SYS/global/hdb/hxe_info.txt
    [hxe_version]
    HANA, express edition=2.00.020.01.20170829.3
    #
    HDB_AFL=2.00.020.00
    HDB_LCM=2.00.020.00
    HDB_SERVER=2.00.020.00
    #
    XSA_RT=1.0.63
    XSAC_COCKPIT=2.3.7
    XSAC_HRTT=2.2.6
    XSAC_MONITORING=1.5.2
    XSAC_PORTAL_SERV=1.1.1
    XSAC_SAP_WEB_IDE=4.2.0
    XSAC_SERVICES=1.5.3
    XSAC_UI5_FESV3=1.44.18
    #
    [hxe_installation]
    INSTALL_TYPE=OVA
    INSTALL_DATE=Fri Sep 29 11:42:50 UTC 2017
    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/HDB90> /hana/shared/HXE/hdblcm/hdblcm -action check_installation
    
    
    SAP HANA Lifecycle Management - SAP HANA Express Edition 2.00.020.00.1500920972
    *******************************************************************************
    
    
    System Properties:
    HXE /hana/shared/HXE HDB_ALONE
    HDB90
    version: 2.00.020.00.1500920972
    host: hxehost (Database Worker (worker), XS Advanced Runtime Worker (xs_worker))
    edition: SAP HANA Express Edition
    plugins: afl
    
    Enter System Administrator (hxeadm) Password:
    
    Summary before execution:
    =========================
    
    SAP HANA Express Edition
    Check Parameters
    Execution Scope: system
    Property File: /hana/shared/HXE/global/hdb/install/support/hdbcheck.xml
    
    Do you want to continue? (y/n): y
    
    Checking SAP HANA Express Edition System installation ...
    Checking SAP HANA system 'HXE'...
    Checking programs (check pending)...
    Checking system administrator 'hxeadm'...
    Checking local directories...
    Checking global directories...
    Checking directories of SAP HANA options...
    Checking volumes...
    SAP HANA Express Edition System checked.
    Log file written to '/var/tmp/hdb_HXE_hdblcm_check_installation_2020-05-25_18.16.17/hdblcm.log' on host 'hxehost'.
  • UPDATE (fix below)

    note 2786650 - ERR Error: Could not retrieve the download URL for Node.js: Error: certificate has expired
    
    XSA reset-certificate
    Stopping XSA …
    Starting XSA …
    OK
    
    Cross your fingers and re-run updater...
    
    Seems to do in our case. Good luck!
    

    The update didn’t went well:

    xs apps
    
    FAILED: Request has invalid access token: revocable signature mismatch.

     

    cat /usr/sap/HXE/SYS/global/hdb/hxe_info.txt

    Still shows old version

     

    Install check looks nice, version info shows patch version

    hxeadm@hxehost:/usr/sap/HXE/home/bin> HDB -version
    HDB version info:
    version: 2.00.045.00.1575639312
    branch: fa/hana2sp04
    machine config: linuxx86_64
    git hash: af3aabc5a5cdb94ecbc7c07d0997d0bd4ae0046b
    git merge time: 2019-12-06 14:35:12
    weekstone: 0000.00.0
    cloud edition: 0000.00.00
    compile date: 2019-12-06 15:29:38
    compile host: ld5144
    compile type: rel

    I guess it’s because one part of the update failed:

     [31] Uploading files for application auditlog-db
    Update content of XS Advanced Runtime failed
    Output line 166: [31] com.sap.xs2rt.installation.util.InstallationException: Updating of application Audit-Log Service (DB) failed.
    Output line 214: | [34] Update of Auditlog Broker bindings | 01:00:00.000 | 01:00:00.000 | 0 ns | not run |
    Output line 224: com.sap.xs2rt.installation.util.InstallationException: Updating of application Audit-Log Service (DB) failed.
    Update of SAP HANA Express Edition components failed.
    Update of SAP HANA XS Advanced Runtime failed
    [31] Caused by: com.sap.xs2rt.client.exceptions.XsClientException: Staging of app "auditlog-db" failed
    Caused by: com.sap.xs2rt.client.exceptions.XsClientException: Staging of app "auditlog-db" failed
    Installation failed
    error installing
    Cannot install
    Custom event postInstall failed
    Update content of XS Advanced Runtime failed
    Starting external program /hana/shared/HXE/xs/installation-scripts/installation/update-content
     Output line 147: [31] Staging application auditlog-db
    Output line 148: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:33.937 PM [STG/3] OUT Node.js
    Output line 149: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.161 PM [STG/3] OUT Node.js buildpack version 4.1.0
    Output line 150: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.163 PM [STG/3] OUT Available Node.js runtimes: node6.11,node10.17,node4.8,node8.15
    Output line 151: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR Error: Could not retrieve the download URL for Node.js: Error: certificate has expired (connecting to hxehost:39030)
    Output line 152: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR Error: Could not retrieve the download URL for Node.js: Error: certificate has expired (connecting to hxehost:39030)
    Output line 153: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR at Request._callback (/hana/shared/HXE/xs/app_working/stager/cache/64cc4cdd-5965-4999-b4c3-b2cd5cc7750e/lib/utils.js:68:16)
    Output line 154: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR at self.callback (/hana/shared/HXE/xs/app_working/stager/cache/64cc4cdd-5965-4999-b4c3-b2cd5cc7750e/node_modules/request/request.js:185:22)
    Output line 155: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR at emitOne (events.js:116:13)
    Output line 156: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR at Request.emit (events.js:211:7)
    Output line 157: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.189 PM [STG/3] ERR at Request.onRequestError (/hana/shared/HXE/xs/app_working/stager/cache/64cc4cdd-5965-4999-b4c3-b2cd5cc7750e/node_modules/request/request.js:881:8)
    Output line 158: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.190 PM [STG/3] ERR at emitOne (events.js:116:13)
    Output line 159: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.190 PM [STG/3] ERR at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:211:7)
    Output line 160: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.190 PM [STG/3] ERR at TLSSocket.socketErrorListener (_http_client.js:401:9)
    Output line 161: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.190 PM [STG/3] ERR at emitOne (events.js:116:13)
    Output line 162: [31] 5/26/20 5:53:34.190 PM [STG/3] ERR at TLSSocket.emit (events.js:211:7)
    Output line 163: [31] [STG/3] ERR Execution of bin/compile failed (exit value 1)
    Output line 164: [31] [STG/3] ERR Failed to stage app 'auditlog-db' [Org 'HANAExpress', Space 'SAP']: Execution of bin/compile failed (exit value 1).
    Output line 165: [31] ERROR:
    Output line 166: [31] com.sap.xs2rt.installation.util.InstallationException: Updating of application Audit-Log Service (DB) failed.
    Output line 167: [31] at com.sap.xs2rt.installation.impl.hana.content.components.AuditLogServiceDbStep.update(AuditLogServiceDbStep.java:162)
    Output line 168: [31] at com.sap.xs2rt.installation.steps.InstallationStep.updateAndMeasure(InstallationStep.java:171)
    Output line 169: [31] at com.sap.xs2rt.installation.procedures.InstallationProcedure.executeStep(InstallationProcedure.java:123)
    Output line 170: [31] at com.sap.xs2rt.installation.procedures.InstallationProcedure.perform(InstallationProcedure.java:218)
    Output line 171: [31] at com.sap.xs2rt.installation.impl.hana.content.HanaContentInstallUpdateProcedure.main(HanaContentInstallUpdateProcedure.java:122)
    Output line 172: [31] Caused by: com.sap.xs2rt.client.exceptions.XsClientException: Staging of app "auditlog-db" failed

     

    There is an error with the certificate validity?

    How to fix the upgrade?