How to install HANA Express Edition on Proxmox

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It is easy to install SAP HXE on Proxmox. It’s just 3 steps.

  1. Preparation
  2. Install HXE
  3. Additional configuration

Preparation

Before you can run HXE, first you have to download the files from SAP and configure a Proxmox VM for HXE and import the OVA image. I wrote a blog on how you can import an OVA image in Proxmox.

Install HXE

After importing the OVA image, you have a virtual machine with HXE. The image is only missing the installation of HXE. Start the VM.

  1. Select keyboard layout to use.

  1. Configure time zone.

  1. Login
Login: hxeadm
Passsord: HXEHana1

  1. Change password

After logging in, you will be asked to change your password.

  1. HXE Installation

After changing the password, HXE installation will be started automatically.

Provide HANA master password

Proxy configuration: y or n, depends on your network configuration.

Start XSA configuration.

Wait for XSA configuration to finish. This will block the console, but also allows you to check easily the current status of the installation.

Confirm values: Y

Installation starts. Grab coffee, a lot. More. Way more coffee.

When the installation successfully runs through, a congratulation message is written to shell.

To see the started services:

./HDB info

Additional configuration

Stop HXE

./HDB stop

Start HXE

./HDB start

Access

Note the IP address and assign an alias to it in the /etc/hosts file of your laptop to be able to access HXE with a FQDN.

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