SAP HANA XSA Deployment

We will have a short guide in the SAP Hana XSA deployment. It will help to understand more about the process and how it works.

Sap Hana XSA Deployment Introduction

SAP Hana XSA supports the SAP HANA installation in Amazon EC2 Instance with minimal configuration. It is an additional feature that can be enabled with the SAP HANA license.

XSA allows the execution of HANA as a virtual appliance on an Amazon EC2 instance.

The deployment, configuration, and delivery of the SAP HANA XSA are accomplished using a toolkit provided by Amazon Web Services. The toolkit is based on Linux command-line tools.

The deployment and configuration of the SAP HANA XSA. It is done on an Amazon EC2 instance. The Amazon EC2 instance is a virtual machine running Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that is available through AWS Marketplace and AMI Store.

The Process Of Deployment

The purpose of this document is to provide a step-by-step procedure for deploying. It should be noted that the procedure of deployment and configuration has to be performed by an administrator who has access to an AWS account.

This document also assumes that you are familiar with the basic concepts of Linux, SSH, and Git/GitHub operation.

The following high-level steps are involved in the process of deploying SAP HANA XSA:

  • Create an AWS Account (if you don’t have one already).
  • Create an Amazon EC2 Instance for SAP HANA XSA installation.
  • Download the SAP HANA XSA Toolkit from Github.
  • Deploy the Toolkit on your Amazon EC2

For instance, using an SSH command-line interface or web browser-based interface.

Configure and Bootstrap your SAP HANA XSA Instance for the first time running utilizing the command line interface. You can also use the web browser-based interface.

Optional steps are available for additional configurations. Such as configuring a Software Development Kit (SDK). Including the following:

  • Java SDK, Python SDK, etc.,
  • configuring CLI tools like
    • Hdbsql,
    • Hdbnetclient,
    • dbrefresher etc.,

Advantages Of Deploying SAP HANA XSA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deployment

Deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS provides the following advantages:

Deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS provides the following advantages:

  • Deployment in AWS is much easier and faster.
  • Deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS provides seamless integration with your existing environment.
  • Deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS reduces the operational cost as compared to a traditional physical installation.
  • Also, deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS provides an integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution.
  • Deploying SAP HANA XSA in AWS provides a secure, flexible, and scalable platform for SAP HANA data management capabilities.

Steps Involved In The Process Of Deployment

Step 1: Creating An Amazon EC2 Instance For SAP HANA XSA Installation

The Amazon EC2 instance is a virtual machine running on AMI that is available through AMI Store and Marketplace. The Amazon EC2 instance can be configured using the command line tools or web browser-based interface. 

Both of these interfaces will be covered in detail later on. However, you are required to register yourself on Amazon Web Services first before creating an instance. So, to register yourself on Amazon Web Services, you have to follow the steps described below:

Step 2: Download The Toolkit From Github

Once you have created your Amazon EC2 instance, you are required to download the toolkit from Github and deploy it on your instance. 

The toolkit contains various scripts that are used for deploying and configuring an EVA storage for SAP HANA XSA. Also, scripts for bootstrapping your instance with software pre-requisite for installation and configuration purposes.

The toolkit also contains scripts that are used for configuring SDK (Software Development Kit) like Oracle Java SDK, Python SDK, etc., CLI tools like HDBSQL, HDBNETCLIENT, HDBREFRESHER, etc., if required by the user. To deploy and configure EVA storage. 

  • First, you have to install some prerequisites. Such as ssh client, Git, etc.
  • On your EC2 instance using the yum command or apt-get command depending upon your Linux distribution version installed on your EC2 instance.
  • For installing SSH client using the yum command, follow the instructions given below:
  • yum install ssh -y 1 2 yum install ssh – y For installing SSH client using apt-get command.