SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, on AWS
SAP Business One Quick Start

Step 1. Prepare an AWS Account


If you already have an AWS account, skip to step 2.

  1. Create an AWS account at by following the on-screen instructions. Part of the sign-up process involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.

  2. Use the region selector in the navigation bar to choose the AWS Region where you want to deploy SAP Business One on AWS. For more information, see Regions and Availability Zones. Regions are dispersed and located in separate geographic areas.

    This Quick Start supports the R3, C3, M4, and X1 instance types for the SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, part of the deployment. Not all instance types are available in every AWS Region; please check the Amazon EC2 Pricing webpage for instance availability in your target region before you deploy the Quick Start.

                        Choosing an AWS region

    Figure 2: Choosing an AWS Region


    Consider choosing a region closest to your data center or corporate network to reduce network latency between systems running on AWS and the systems and users on your corporate network.

  3. Create a key pair in your preferred region. To do this, in the navigation pane of the Amazon EC2 console, choose Key Pairs, Create Key Pair, type a name, and then choose Create.

                        Creating a key pair

    Figure 3: Creating a key pair

    Amazon EC2 uses public-key cryptography to encrypt and decrypt login information. To be able to log into your instances, you must create a key pair. With Windows instances, the key pair is used to obtain the administrator password via the Amazon EC2 console, and then log in using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), as explained in the Amazon EC2 User Guide. On Linux, the key pair is used to authenticate SSH login.

  4. If necessary, request a service limit increase for the EC2 instance type you plan to use for the SAP Business One deployment (see the list of supported instance types). To do this, in the AWS Support Center, choose Create Case, Service Limit Increase, EC2 instances, and then complete the fields in the limit increase form.

    The current default limit is 5 instances for these instance types. It might take a few days for the new service limit to become effective. This step is necessary only if you intend to run more instances than your current limit. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Service Limits in the AWS documentation.

                        Requesting a service limit increase

    Figure 4: Requesting a service limit increase