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SAP Lumira is one of the best analytical tools from SAP with its robust options to connect to various data sources and provide intuitive visualizations. SAP has taken Lumira to a step higher with their revolutionary idea on running Lumira server on top of HANA. This combination of In-Memory computing and enriched UI helps businesses to find faster and agile solutions for their business needs.

In this blog, we will explore the installation of Lumira Server on top of HANA platform.

Installation Requirements:

To install Lumira server we need the following prerequisites to be met

  • HANA system with SPS07 (or) higher along with XS Engine installed.
  • HANA user with CONTENT_ADMIN role and has Insert, Update and Select rights on _SYS_REPO schema.
  • HANA Studio and HANA client tools installed in client machine and they should correspond to the server version.

Step 1:

Download the “SAP Lumira Server” software from The Lumira server installer is available in the following path

“Installation and Upgrades” -> “L” -> “SAP LUMIRA SERVER” -> “SAP LUMIRA SERVER 1”

Step 2:

Uncompress the downloaded ZIP file. The installer package is available within a SAR file, which can be found in the “Extracted Dir\DATA_UNITS\SAP_LUMIRA_SERVER_1\”. The SAR file is named as “LUMIRASERVER15_0.SAR” and copy it to some temp location.

Step 3:

SAR is SAP’s archive format and it cannot be uncompressed with traditional archiving tools. Please download SAPCAR utility from SAP Marketplace. We can extract all the contents of the SAR file using this utility. Invoke the SAPCAR utility in Windows command line with the parameters –xvf and location of SAPLUMIRASERVER15_0.SAR file.

SAPCAR_315-20010453.exe    –xvf SAPLUMIRASERVER15_0.SAR

SAPCAR command execution

Step 4:

Now open HANA Studio and login to HANA system with an user account that has system privilege to Import delivery units and privileges mentioned in the prerequisites section. Preferably do the import with an account that has full admin privileges. After logon go to Menu and select “File -> Import”.

Step 5:

Select the type of content to be imported in the next screen. Select “SAP HANA Content -> Delivery Unit” and click next to proceed further.

Step 6:

If you have many systems configured, select the target HANA system where Lumira server should be deployed and select next to move ahead.

Step 7:

Now we need to import the delivery unit and deploy it to the server. Please follow the steps mentioned below

  1. Under “Select File”, select the location as “Client”.
  2. Browse for the “LUMIRASERVER15.tgz” file and add its path to the “File:” column.
  3. The system will read the delivery unit and display all the available packages in the “Object Import Simulation” text-box. Now click “Finish” to trigger deployment.

Step 8:

In the Job status, the status of the import can be tracked.

Step 9:

Once the Lumira server is deployed to HANA server, the status of the import in Job Details will be changed to success.

That’s it!.. We have installed Lumira server on top of HANA. However this is still not usable. We need to do the post install configurations and role assignments. Please follow the part-2 of this blog for post install configurations and role assignments.

Happy Learning!..

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