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.

  • For Multi-AZ, high-availability deployments, we strongly recommend that you validate the setup of your environment before you use the HA cluster for production. After the successful completion of the Quick Start and before you deploy an application on SAP HANA, run a round of tests to ensure that failover and failback are working as desired. For testing scenarios, see section 6 of the SUSE whitepaper, SAP HANA SR Performance Optimized Scenario.