How to install SAP HANA Server SPS 12

How to install SAP HANA Server SPS12:

This post explains that how to install SAP HANA Server SPS 12. Please follow below steps to install SAP HANA in your environment.

  • To install or update SAP HANA we have to use SAP HANA database lifecycle manager (HDBLCM).
  • Using HDBLCM we can install all SAP HAN components either multiple or individual.
  • We can perform SAP HANA Installation using GUI mode or command line interface.
  • We can perform SAP HANA installation to be automated.

SAP HANA Platform has several components:

  • Database
  • Client
  • Studio
  • XS Engine
  • Advanced Data Processing
  • XS advanced runtime
  • Spatial

How to Download SAP HANA Server software:

  • Click here to know how to download SAP HANA software.

Before you start SAP HANA Installation check below things:

  • You should complete Sizing
  • You should decide Multi host installation or Single host installation.
  • You should decide Multitenant installation or not.
  • SAP HANA can be installed on Itel based Hardware and IBM Power systems only.

OS requirements to install SAP HANA:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.x   (or)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.x  (or)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x (or)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x (or)
  • Please check note 2235581 for more details.

File system to install SAP HANA

  • /hana/shared
  • /usr/sap
  • /hana/data
  • /hana/log

In this blog I am going to show you SAP HANA installation using command line interface.


SAP HANA Installation screenshots:

  • Go to software location
  • Go to <installation medium>/DATA_UNITS/HDB_LCM_LINUX_X86_64
  • Execute below command
    • ./hdblcm
  • sap hana server installation screenshot1

  • sap-hana-server-installation screenshot2
  • Execute ./hdblcm command

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  • You will receive below screen

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  • In the above screen select option 1 and Hit Enter
  • You will receive below screen.

sap-hana-server-installation SCREESHOT5

  • Select Option 1 in the above screen and Hit Enter.
  • If you want to install all components select 2 and Hit enter.
  • I selected Option 1

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  • In the above screen I provided below details
    • Installation path /hana/shared
    • Local hostname (host name of your server)
    • if you want to add additional hosts press (Y) otherwise press (n).
    • SAP HANA system ID: ERH
    • SAP HANA System Instance number: 00 and Hit Enter
    • You will receive below screen

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  • I choose to install “Multiple_containers”. So I selected Option 2 and Hit enter


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  • In the above screen I select Option “Low – All databases are owned by the sidadm user”.
  • You can select either 1 or 2 as per your requirement.
  • Hit Enter to continue after you press the option 1 or 2
  • You will get below screen.

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  • Choose above option as per your requirement. I selected 4 since I am doing sandbox installation.
  • Hit enter to continue to next screen.


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  • In the above screen after you select Database option, SYSTEM will ask you below details.
    • Data Volumes – /hana/data/ERH (Hit enter since this is default option)
    • Log Volumes  – /hana/log/ERH (Hit enter since this is default option)
    • Restrict Maximum memory allocation (by default no – Hit enter )
    • Provide passwords for sapadm, sidadm and Hit enter
    • Choose System administrator Home directory. Hit enter to choose default option.
    • Choose default options for Login shell, User id and ID of user group and Hit enter

  • You will receive below screen.

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  • Choose Y to start the installation.
  • You will receive below screen once the SAP HANA installation is done.

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Installation finished successfully.


Note: This document is just for information and knowledge purpose. You will have to verify SAP HANA Installation Master guide and Installation guide before you proceed for SAP HANA Server installation. If you have any queries you can comment below with your email and contact number. I will try to help you.

Updated: November 2, 2016 — 2:57 pm


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  1. Thank you for the document. Very useful and easy to understand to install.

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  8. Stop writing “below screen”. That’s Indian English. It’s “the screen below”.

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