SAP HANA Quick Start

SAP HANA on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Deployment Guide

Sabareesan Radhakrishnan and Karthik Krishnan — Solutions Architects, Amazon Web Services

July 2014  (last update: April 2018)

Supports SAP HANA Platform Edition 1 SPS 9–12 and SAP HANA Platform Edition 2 SPS 0–3

This Quick Start reference deployment guide provides detailed instructions for deploying SAP HANA on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud by using AWS CloudFormation templates. The Quick Start builds and configures the AWS environment for SAP HANA by provisioning AWS resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

This guide is for IT infrastructure architects, system administrators, SAP Basis architects, and SAP Basis administrators who are planning to implement or extend their SAP HANA workloads on the AWS Cloud.


If you are implementing SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, follow the instructions in the SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, Quick Start reference deployment guide.

The following links are for your convenience. Before you launch the Quick Start, please review the architecture, configuration, network security, and other considerations discussed in this guide.

  • If you have an AWS account and you’re already familiar with AWS services and SAP HANA, you can launch the Quick Start to build the architecture shown in Figure 1 in a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC). You can choose the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system (see limitations and subscription information). The deployment takes approximately 25 minutes for single-node deployment, or 35-60 minutes for multi-node deployment. If you’re new to AWS or SAP HANA, please review the implementation details and follow the step-by-step instructions provided later in this guide.




  • If you want to take a look under the covers, you can view the AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.




You are responsible for the costs related to your use of any AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. Prices are subject to change. See the Cost and Licenses section and the pricing pages of the AWS services you will be using for full details.

About Quick Starts

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

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