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The purpose of this post is show how simple is to a complete BW on HANA installation.

This is the first of four posts that will help user to complete the installation and BW activation.


This is the first post and is focus on the BW installation on a Linux OS.

The OS choice was according to the available resources.

Supported OS information can be find at the following link:

SAP NetWeaver Technology Platform

Technology – SAP Help Portal Page

Step by Step

To start the HANA database installation you have to download the installation files as per below steps:

> Installations and Upgrades
       >> Browse our Download Catalog
>>>> SAP In-Memory (SAP HANA )
>>>>> HANA Platform Edition
>>>>>>>> Installation 

The installation files are stored in a folder defined by the user

In below example the folder containing the files will be:

That is the folder where the installation files were extracted.


To start the installation you have to execute the file mentioned below:

(Linux command ./hdblcmgui)
After the execution, the below screen will be open:
Click 'Next' to continue the installation.
Click on 'Next' button
Select the first option 'Install SAP HANA Database Client Verison...'
Click on 'Next' button
On that screen select option 'Multiple'. this option is selected because on that example the installation will be done in 4 hosts (the hosts will be: from DEWDFLHANA2327 to DEWDFLHANA2331)
Click on 'Next' button
On that screen you add the host. You can add all hosts at this time,but it is recommended to install one host per time. If any issue occurs during the host installation, the initial installation will not be lost.

In below link you can check the steps for adding hosts after the initial installation:

Easy Installation Guide BW on HANA - 2/4
After adding the host, click on Next button.

Click on Next button

On that screen you definy the 'System ID' for the database.
Select option 'single_container' as Database Mode.
Click on Next button
On that screen you definy the store location for Data and Logs.
Click on Next button

Note: You can check on operational system how the folders were created

Click on Next button
The information on that screen are fulfilled already, since the definition was made on previous screens
Click on Next button

Click on Next button
Click on Install button
You can follow the installation on that screen
In the end of installation the below screen is displayed:
Click on Finish button.

Check the entire guide by links below: