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SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Architecture

Architecture

AWS CloudFormation provides an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources in an orderly and predictable fashion. Deploying this Quick Start builds the following components in the AWS Cloud:

  • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with two subnets, one public and the other private.

  • A network address translation (NAT) instance deployed into the public subnet and configured with an Elastic IP address for outbound Internet connectivity and inbound SSH (Secure Shell) access.

  • A Microsoft Windows Server instance deployed in the public subnet for downloading SAP HANA media and for providing a remote desktop connection to the SAP Business One client instance.

  • A SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) instance deployed in the private subnet for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.

  • A Microsoft Windows Server instance deployed in the private subnet for the SAP Business One client.

  • An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) instance role with fine-grained permissions for access to AWS services necessary for the deployment process.

  • A SAP HANA system installed with Amazon EBS based on General Purpose (SSD) volumes configured to meet performance requirements for SAP HANA.

  • SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, server components installed on the SAP HANA database instance.

  • SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, client components installed on the Microsoft Windows Server instance.

  • Security groups for each instance or function to restrict access to only necessary protocols and ports.


        SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, architecture on AWS

Figure 1: SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, architecture on AWS

AWS Instance Types for SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA

This Quick Start supports the EC2 instance types listed in the following tables. These are customizable during deployment.

The following EC2 instances are certified by SAP to run SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on the AWS Cloud platform for production use. For details, see SAP Note 2058870 (SAP Support Portal access required).

Instance Type vCPU Memory (GiB) Maximum number of concurrent users Maximum number of log-on users
c3.8xlarge 32 60 25 60
r3.8xlarge 32 244 30 75
m4.10xlarge 40 160 50 125
m4.16xlarge 64 256 100 250
x1.16xlarge 64 976 200 500

Additionally, for non-production usage scenarios, you may choose any of the following EC2 instance types for your deployment.

Instance type vCPU Memory (GiB)
r3.2xlarge 8 61
r3.4xlarge 16 122

Overview of Installed SAP Components

The installation of the SAP HANA database software and SAP Business One software by this Quick Start follows best practices established by SAP for implementing SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA. The following table shows the components installed by this Quick Start in different layers.

SAP HANA Database (Linux) SAP Business One application (Linux) SAP Business One client (Windows)

SAP HANA database server

SAP HANA database client (64-bit and 32-bit)

SAP HANA Application Function Library (AFL)

SAP Business One Server Tools

SAP Business One Server

  • Analytical features

  • Service layer components

  • Tomcat web server

  • Demo database

  • Help

SAP HANA Database client (64-bit)

SAP Business One client, version for SAP HANA