How much will this cost?
SAP won't charge you anything for the license, but you will be responsible for operating your own AWS account. To get an idea about associated cost, use the AWS pricing calculator here (pre-configured for 4 hours of daily usage on the smallest available size).
- 8 vCPU's, 68.4GB RAM
Create a HANA developer edition environment
- SAP Community Network (SCN) account - if you don't have one yet, you can register free of charge.
- SAP Cloud Appliance Library account - CAL provides a central location to manage SAP cloud instances. Create an account here.
- AWS account - if you don't have one yet, register here (look for the button Sign Up at the top). You will need a credit card for payment.
Step 1 - SAP HANA Studio and SAP HANA Client
Step 2 - Create your instance
Step 3 - Connecting to your instance
You have to options for connecting to your new server.
Optional - Logon to the Linux OS of your AWS instance
Sometimes you may want to connect to your AWS box on the OS level. For example to change the default password of the hdbadm OS user (see below) or to start/stop your SAP HANA, developer edition server.
The following blog has step by step instructions to connect to Linux Box in Amazon EC2 using the popular ssh client for Window puTTY: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/connect-to-amazon-ec2-with-a-private-key-using-putty-and-pageant/5085
Overview of steps contained in the blog:
- Download putty.exe and puttygen.exe
- From the Key pair (*.pem) file downloaded from Amazon EC2, create a private key file for putty using puttygen.exe
After setting up PuTTY and Pageant:
- Open PuTTY on your computer, and enter the Elastic IP Address for your instance in the Host Name (or IP address) field. Click the 'Open' button.
- When the connection is opened, enter ‘root’ as the user. You can now change the default password for the hdbadm OS user with the command passwd hdbadm. Your new password must be entered twice, and it will be checked to ensure it is sufficiently secure. Once you have entered an appropriate password twice, then you are finished!
From Linux or Mac OS-X, in terminal window, you simply need to run:ssh -i hanakey.pem externalIP -l root(replace hanakey.pem with the name of your key-pair file, and externalIP with the Elastic IP address of your instance.)
- Some corporate firewalls may not allow SSH to Amazon cloud. You may have to work with your IT organization to resolve this.
- User hdbadm owns sap software in the Linux instance. To restart the database without restarting the entire Linux instance, switch to user hdbadm and perform stop and start operations using the following commands
- su – hdbadm: To switch user
- ./HDB stop: Command to stop HANA DB
- ./HDB start: Command to start HANA DB
- The default password of user hdbadm is HANAabcd1234. You should change this password using the Linux command passwd hdbadm after creating your instance. Enter your new password (described above) when HANA Studio prompts you for the <SID>adm logon to perform administrative tasks.
You will be responsible for operating your AWS account and you will have to pay for the hosting costs. In order to control your costs, we suggest you stop our instance when you are not using it. Starting your instance just takes a few minutes, so you can fire it up when you need it. To stop your instance, find it in the AWS console, right click the instance and choose "Stop" from the context menu. To start it again, choose "Start" from the same context menu.
Be aware that AWS also charges you very little money for stopped instances - if you want to stop using your HANA instance on AWS, and you don't want to pay any more monthly bills, make sure to terminate your instance. It will then be permanently deleted. To terminate your instance, choose "Terminate" from the context menu.
AWS also provides tools to monitor your usage, so there are no surprises when you get your monthly bill - from your "My Account / Console" menu on the top right corner of the screen on http://aws.amazon.com, choose "Account Activity" and you will see your activity for the current month.
Where to get help
If you read your license agreement carefully, you know that the SAP HANA Developer License is free of charge (except your hosting cost on AWS), but comes with no SAP product support.
If you question please check our FAQ