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

Step 4. Install SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA

Note

Complete this step only if you've already set up a VPC, and public and private subnets. You should also have a NAT instance running in the public subnet of your target VPC. If you don't have these infrastructure components in place, follow the instructions in step 2.

In this step, you will launch an AWS CloudFormation template to automate the following tasks.

  • Create an EC2 instance based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) in the private subnet of your VPC for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.

  • Create security groups to secure access to the SAP Business One instance.

  • Create Amazon EBS storage volumes for the SAP HANA database and SAP Business One software.

  • Install OS packages for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.

  • Create physical volumes, volume groups, logical volumes, and the file systems for SAP HANA and SAP Business One.

  • Install and configure SAP HANA and SAP Business One software on the Linux instance.

  • Create a Microsoft Windows-based Amazon EC2 instance in the private subnet of your VPC for SAP Business One client software.

  • Install and configure SAP Business One client software on the Windows instance.

Make sure that you've identified the following information before launching the stack.

  • SLES AMI ID – This ID will be used to launch the EC2 instance for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA. See Appendix A if you need help identifying the correct SLES AMI.

  • SAP Business One media snapshot ID – This snapshot will be used to create media volumes for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, installation. If you don't have a snapshot, follow the instructions in step 3 of this guide.

To launch the stack, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the AWS CloudFormation template.

    
                                                  SAP Business One launch button

    This stack takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

    Note

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using this Quick Start. For more information, see the Costs and Licenses section. For full details, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using in this Quick Start.

  2. Check the AWS Region that’s displayed in the top-right corner of the navigation bar, and change it if necessary. This is where SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, will be deployed on AWS. The template is launched in the US East (Ohio) Region by default.

  3. On the Select Template page, keep the default setting for the template URL, and then choose Next.

  4. On the Specify Details page, change the stack name if needed. Review the parameters for the template. Provide values for the parameters that require input. For all other parameters, review the default settings and customize them as necessary. When you finish reviewing and customizing the parameters, choose Next.

    Parameter Default Description
    B1Country US Country associated with the SAP Business One demo database to be installed. See Appendix C for localization details.
    B1Language EN Language associated with the SAP Business One help files to be installed. See Appendix C for localization details.
    B1Pass Requires input Business One Administrator password. This must be a minimum of 8 characters and must include uppercase, lowercase, and numeric values.
    B1Version 920 Version of the SAP Business One software to be installed.
    DMZCIDR 10.0.2.0/24 CIDR block for the public DMZ subnet located in the new VPC.
    DomainName local Domain name to be used for fully qualified domain names.
    HANADBHostname hanab1 Hostname to be used for the SAP HANA node (DNS shortname).
    HANADBPass Requires input HANA DB Administrator password. This must be a minimum of 8 characters and must include uppercase, lowercase, and numeric values.
    HANASubnet Requires input Subnet ID of the existing private subnet (subnet-xxxxxxxx) in your VPC where you want to deploy SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA. Read the important note after this table, and see Appendix D for information about how to choose the right subnet.
    KeyName Requires input An existing public/private key pair, which allows you to connect securely to your instance after it launches. This is the key pair you created in step 1, when you prepared your AWS account.
    MyInstanceType c3.8xlarge Instance type of the SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, host. Supported instance types are c3.8xlarge, r3.2xlarge, r3.4xlarge, r3.8xlarge, m4.10xlarge, m4.16xlarge, and x1.16xlarge. For more information, see the AWS instance types section.
    MyRegionAMI Requires input Region-specific AMI (specified as ami-xxxxxxxx) that contains the OS image for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, nodes (currently SUSE 11.3). See Appendix A to find the right AMI if needed.
    PrivSubCIDR 10.0.1.0/24 CIDR block for the private subnet where SAP HANA should be deployed.
    SnapShotID Requires input Snapshot ID (snap-xxxxxxxx) of the SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, media volume.
    VPCID Requires input ID of the existing VPC (vpc-xxxxxxxx) where you want to deploy SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.
    WinInstanceType m4.large EC2 instance type for the SAP Business One client software.

    Important

    Make sure that the subnet that you choose for the HANASubnet parameter has access to the Internet via a NAT instance. Otherwise, the deployment will fail. See Appendix D for more information about how to choose the right subnet for this Quick Start deployment.

    You can also download the template and edit it to create your own parameters based on your specific deployment scenario.

  5. On the Options page, you can specify tags (key-value pairs) for resources in your stack and set advanced options. When you're done, choose Next.

  6. On the Review page, review and confirm the template settings. Under Capabilities, select the check box to acknowledge that the template will create IAM resources.

  7. Choose Create to deploy the stack.

  8. Monitor the status of the stack. When the status is CREATE_COMPLETE, the deployment of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, is complete. You can now connect to the SAP HANA database via HANA Studio, or log in to the Windows instance and launch SAP Business One client software to connect and verify the installation.