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Update: Nov 16, 2013: I was notified by the SAP CAL Product Owner that using AWS spot instances with SAP CAL software deployed on AWS would be a violation of SAP CAL Developer License Agreement. I have modified this blog to remove all references to SAP CAL. Full details are in my other blog:

Nov 10, 2013: Original Blog published.


AWS - Amazon Web Services

SAP CAL -- SAP Cloud Appliance Library

I wrote a blog about using AWS Spot Instances when I took the openSAP class back in May-July 2013.


AWS console has improved since I wrote the above blog -- some of the tasks that could only be performed using CLI (Command Line Interface) could now be performed using the console. Hence the need for this blog.

Step I: Create the SAP HANA Developer Edition Instance in AWS:

You may deploy the SAP HANA Developer Edition to AWS from this blog page:

You will see the Instance below (SAP HANA Server) in AWS.

EBS Volumes:

Step II: Create Images (AMI - Amazon Machine Image):

You may stop the HANA instance before taking the image to reduce your AWS charges.

Step III: Terminate the AWS HANA normal instance:

This will stop AWS from charging for the instances and associated EBS Volumes.

Step IV: Create Spot Instances:

You can create a new key pair, if you don't have one already for the step below.

Display EBS volumes and take a screenshot of the page and save it -- this is needed later in Step VIII.

Step V: Allocate and Assign Elastic IP for the Spot Instances:

[Could not fit all my Images into one blog. Continued in this blog:]

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