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About Cloud Trends.

Cloud computing is a new technology trend. A lot of  guidelines about SAP in SAP Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google GCP and Microsoft Azure

But Cloud platforms there is much more. In this step-by-step guideline, you know about newbie among Cloud Providers – about Yandex Cloud.  Competition among cloud services is a good thing for customers! Prices are down – Quality is up.

About Yandex and Yandex Cloud.

Yandex (“Russian Google”)  is a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related products and services, including transportation, search and information services, eCommerce, navigation, mobile applications, and online advertising. Yandex provides over 70 services in total. Yandex. Cloud (service was started in Q3 2019) is a suite of cloud services that makes it fast and safe to get as much computing power as you need on a pay-as-you-go model. You access this computing power over the internet. Yandex. Cloud offers different categories of cloud resources, such as virtual machines, block storage, databases, etc. You can manage resources in each category using the web-based console.


You want to install SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04 (binary installation) in Yandex Cloud but this small reference may be useful and for other Cloud Providers

Used  Tools:

WinRAR - Archiver

PuTTY – SSH Client

PuTTYgen – Public/Private keys generator

WinSCP – SFTP client

SAP Logon 7.5 - SAP Frontend Client



Step 1. Download media files.
Goto SAP Community Trials and Downloads page and download SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04 Part 1 - Part 11

Step 2. Create a VM in the Cloud.

Register / Log-in in Yandex Cloud  –

After registration your received credit in 2000 RUB (approx. $35). This is enough to try the service without any charges from your credit card.

Get started with a web console.

Select a Compute Cloud and creating a Linux VM.

Provide Name, Description and select one of the available Public images. This guideline about Linux openSUSE 42.3

N.B. Very important moment -  a virtual machine name must be vhcalnplci

N.B. Some facts about  Machine Requirements for SAP NetWeaver 7.52 SP04

Implement machine requirements in configuration for our a Linux VM:

vCPU – 2

RAM – 6 GB

SSD – 100 GB

The price for this configuration will be approx. $25/month.

At this point, you need also the Puttygen for a public and a private keys generation.

Provide username and your a public key

Create and start your a Linux VM.

Find your Public IPv4 address in the Overview-Network section.

Step 3. Connect to a VM in Cloud and upload media files.

Create SSH connection in the Putty client with your Public IPv4 address and add a private key in the Auth section.

Connect to your a Linux VM in the Yandex Cloud via the Putty client

Login with authenticating by a user/public key and increase privileges to  a root-user via sudo – i command

Create a directory /distr for the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04 media files

mkdir /distr

Set 0777 permissions to the /distr folder:

chmod -R 0777 /distr

Run the WinSCP client and Import sites from the Putty client

Upload extracted media files to /distr directory

Step 4. Preparatory steps.

Install and start UUIDD daemon

UUIDD -  universally unique identifiers (this service required for SAP)

zypper install uuidd

service uuidd start

 Also, you need to check that libaio or libaio1 is installed on your Linux system

rpm -qa | grep libaio

rpm -qa | grep libaio1

Check for internal IPv4 -address via ifconfig command or via Yandex Cloud console.


Revise /etc/hosts file.

vi /etc/hosts

add string

<internal IPv4 -address> vhcalnplci

Step 5. Installation process.

Run installation from the root user

cd /distr


You are must agree to the license terms

Provide a master password

 SAP NetWeaver 7.52 SP04 and ASE database successful installed

Step 6. Post-installation steps

Create a new connection in Sap Logon

Application Server - Your public IPv4 address

Instance number - 00

System ID - NPL

Connect to 000/001 Client via DDIC user

username - DDIC

password - Down1oad

For security reasons: open transaction SU01 (User Maintenance) and  change a password for a predefined users

Step 7. Maintain License 

Goto SLICENSE transaction and copy Active Hardware Key

Select  NPL - SAP NetWeaver 7.x (Sybase ASE) and provide you Name, Surname, e-mail and Hardware Key

Download Generated File (NPL.txt)

Install it in the SLICENSE transaction

Step 8. What is next?

Log-on as DEVELOPER user

Open SE38 (ABAP Editor) and start to develop

More ideas in the Julie Plummer blog post

In the next part of this blog series:

SAP HANA EXPRESS EDITION in Yandex Cloud. Binary Installation. Step-by-step guide

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