SAP HANA Quick Start

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.

  • Make sure that you are running on the latest supported kernel. For details, see SAP OSS Notes 2205917 or 2240716 for SLES, and and 2246163 or 2292690 for RHEL.

  • 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, and SAP OSS Note 2292690 for RHEL 7.3.

  • 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.