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Step 6. Perform Post-Deployment Tasks

Before you start using your SAP HANA instance, we recommend that you perform the following post-deployment steps. For details, refer to the SAP HANA Installation and Update Guide on the SAP website.

  • If you have chosen SLES as the operating system for your SAP HANA instance, make sure that the Linux kernel version is at least 3.12.51 to avoid possible XFS corruption. If your kernel version is less than 3.12.51, update the kernel to the minimum required version. For details, see SAP OSS Notes 2205917 and 2246163.

  • If you have chosen the x1e.32xlarge, x1.32xlarge, x1.16xlarge, r4.16xlarge, or r4.8xlarge instance type for your SAP HANA instance, configure C-states and P-states for lower latency. Follow the instructions provided in the SAP OSS Note 2205917 for SLES 12 or above, SAP OSS Note 2247020 for RHEL 6.7, and SAP OSS Note 2292690 for RHEL 7.2.

  • Update your SAP HANA software with the latest patches.

  • Install any additional components such as Application Function Libraries (AFL) or Smart Data Access (SDA).

  • If you have deployed an SAP HANA scale-out cluster, consider adding additional elastic network interfaces (ENIs) and security groups to logically separate network traffic for client, inter-node, and optional SAP HANA System Replication (HSR) communications. For details, see the SAP HANA Operations Guide.

  • Configure and back up your newly installed SAP HANA database.

  • Consider creating a scheduled snapshot for your backup volume. For instructions, see Take Scheduled EBS Snapshots in the Amazon CloudWatch documentation.

  • If you have chosen SLES for SAP images for your deployment, C-state and P-state are already configured. You need to reboot your instance after the deployment to enable it.