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SAP HANA Environment Setup on AWS

SAP specialists, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Last updated: February 2019

This guide is part of a content series that provides detailed information about hosting, configuring, and using SAP technologies in the AWS Cloud. For the other guides in the series, ranging from overviews to advanced topics, see the SAP on AWS Technical Documentation home page.

This document provides guidance on how to set up AWS resources and configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating systems to deploy SAP HANA on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in an existing virtual private cloud (VPC). It includes instructions for configuring storage for scale-up and scale-out workloads with Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS).

This document follows AWS best practices to ensure that your system meets all key performance indicators (KPIs) that are required for Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI)–based SAP HANA implementations on AWS. In addition, this document also follows recommendations provided by SAP, SUSE, and Red Hat for SAP HANA in SAP OSS Notes 2205917, 1944799, 2292690 and 2009879. SAP regularly updates these OSS notes. Review the latest version of the OSS notes for up-to-date information before proceeding.

This guide is intended for users with a good understanding of AWS services, network concepts, the Linux operating system and SAP HANA administration to successfully launch and configure the resources that are required for SAP HANA.

AWS provides a Quick Start reference deployment for SAP HANA to fast-track your SAP HANA deployment on the AWS cloud. The Quick Start leverages AWS CloudFormation and scripts to quickly provision resources needed to deploy SAP HANA, and usually takes less than an hour to complete with minimal manual intervention. Refer to the SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start deployment guide if you want to use the automated deployment.

If your organization can’t use the Quick Start reference deployment and you require additional customization to meet internal policies, you can follow the steps in this document to manually set up AWS resources such as Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS, by using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or the AWS Management Console.

Unlike the SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start, this document doesn’t provide guidance on how to set up network and security constructs such as Amazon VPC, subnets, route tables, access control lists (ACLs), NAT Gateway, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles, security groups, etc. Instead, this document focuses on configuring compute, storage, and operating system resources for SAP HANA deployment on AWS.