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How to launch SAP S/4HANA 2020 or SAP S/4HANA 1909 Solution in SAP Cloud Appliance Library


This Blog post is provide you a step by step process to launch SAP S/4HANA 2020 in SAP Cloud Appliance Library with both Default and Advance mode options



  • Cloud Provider Subscription (AWS, Azure & GCP)
  • Registration to SAP Cloud Appliance Library


What is SAP S/4HANA 2020 Fully Activate Appliance? (Please refer to the link SAP Cloud Appliance Library for more information)

“This appliance contains SAP S/4HANA 2020 (SP00) with pre-activated SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA core functions, and further scenarios for Service Management, Master Data Governance (MDG), Transportation Mgmt. (TM), Portfolio Mgmt. (PPM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Analytics, and more.

User access happens via SAP Fiori, SAP GUI, SAP HANA Studio, Windows Remote desktop, or the backend operating system for full administrative access.”

Check the link below for information on SAP Cloud Appliance Library license

Unlocking Solutions (


Procedure to Launch the instance:

URL for : SAP Cloud Appliance Library  –

Click on Logon:

IF you are already registered just enter the credentials, if not click on Register

If you are Registering, please fill in all the mandatory details as shown below :

Accept the terms and conditions and click on Register

Now logon to the CAL with your credentials

After you login, below is the initial page you will be seeing where in you have all the Solutions you can create.

Before you can activate the Solution you have to provide your cloud provider account.  Click on Accounts on the left side of the screen

Click on Create Account

Create an account for the cloud provider you have the subscription with (for this blog post I will be using AWS account). In the dropdown you can find all the other cloud providers, based on the provider the required information will be different.

For the AWS account you need to have the ACCESS KEY and SECRET KEY as shown below.

Click on Test Connection to validate the Access key and Secret Key. If the details are valid you can see a tiny popup saying “The Connection with the Cloud Provider is Valid”

Since Connection is Valid click on Step 2 to continue:

Here you can add the users with the specific roles required for this account and click on Review

Verify the information and click on Create* Please keep in mind once you click on create the Instance will be launched with default options. you will not be able to change the properties. ****If you need to create the instance with desired options you need go to Advanced Mode which is also part of this blog” hence if you want to launch in Advanced mode refer to the Section ” Creating the instance with Advanced Mode”

Make sure the account you have created is in ACTIVE status

Now Click on Solutions on the Left hand side

Form here you can choose the Solution you wish to launch.

I will be launching “ SAP S/4HANA 2020, Fully-Activated Appliance”, Click on Create instance.

Accept the terms and conditions

Choose the option existing Account and select the relevant Region. Keep in mind the cost will vary based on the Region Selected, Hence check for the the cost across regions and select the one with lowest cost.

Provide desired Instance Name and Password:

Click on Create:

Here you need to pay attention to the cost forecast and make sure you have selected the low cost zone if applicable.

Please wait while the virtual machines are prepared

Here you can find the details related to ports and IP range.

In this screen you can find the information related to schedule, based on the option selected the instance will be active or suspended and Terminated.

If you want to manually terminate, Backup and Restore the instances you can find the option in the below screen. In this case I am terminating the instance to again create the instance with Advanced mode. As this instance was created with default settings.

Click ok to terminate the instance and wait until the Instance is terminated.


Creating the instance with Advanced Mode:

Refer to the link below for more details: Advanced Mode: Creating an Instance (


Public Static IP Address

Select this property, if you want your solution instance to have a static IP address until it is terminated.


If you select Public Static IP Address, the cloud provider may impose an hourly charge for the reserved IP address on a specific instance usage (for example, while the instance is suspended and the IP address is not used).


Here you can exclude unwanted Virtual machines which can help to save the cost.

Its always recommended to have the Windows remote desktop which can be handy for certain trouble shooting capabilities. Also I have unchecked SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP07.

Also you can specify the desired sizes in the below screen

Verify all the details related to IP’s

Please Set the master password for the Solution instance

Maintain the Schedule to make sure the instance is active or suspended as per your needs. and also set the termination date.

Go through the summary of the instance that is going to be launched


Click on Create to launch the instance. Please refer to the below links for more information and post launch activities.



You now have a fully activated SAP S/4HANA 2020 instance running in SAP Cloud Appliance Library which can be accessed via SAP GUI after adding the system properties.




S/4HANA 1909 FPS1 Fully-Activated Appliance custom installation | SAP Blogs

SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance: Demo Guides | SAP Blogs

SAP Cloud Appliance Library

7a3ebd3e-d005-4c70-ae35-40a167aed981_Getting_Started_Guide_v1.pdf (

FAQ – Specific questions for Amazon Web Services – SAP Cloud Appliance Library – Community Wiki

SAP Cloud Appliance Library Documentation (


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