14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2011 1:57 AM by Vigneswararao Vankayala RSS

SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA

Martin English
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Hi Everyone,

  While we wait for our HANA box to arrive, I wanted to get started on developing installation, implementation, configuration and support plans.  Three questions;

1) We have looked at the SAP Discovery System V5 (as described in the BI210 SAP HANA: Technical End-to-End-Scenario session at Teched Madrid.  Is this available, and if so where do I get it from ?

2) The project manager insists that we can install HANA on any appropriately sized SLES 11 system, but my reading of BI210 SAP HANA: Technical End-to-End-Scenario is that we can virtualise all components except HANA - In other words, I believe we still need a physical HANA appliance to complete the scenario. Is this correct ?

3) Regardless of the HANA appliance, does anyone have (polite) suggestions about what we can do while we wait for the HANA appliance to turn up ?

 

thanks

  • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
    Gregory Misiorek
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    3) Regardless of the HANA appliance, does anyone have (polite) suggestions about what we can do while we wait for the HANA appliance to turn up ?

     

    how about lining up test content to load once your HANA instance is up and running?

  • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
    Tomas Krojzl
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    Hello,

     

    I will start from the end...

     

    3) Regardless of the HANA appliance, does anyone have (polite) suggestions about what we can do while we wait for the HANA appliance to turn up ?

     

    Well you can...:

    1.) get familiar with HANA using SAP HANA Sandbox:

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/in-memory?rid=/webcontent/uuid/c022341c-5ed1-2e10-0b98-9b6a3314dd25

    2.) prepare architecture for your scenario (what type of replication will be used, are you going to use BOBJ for reporting or something else, etc.)

    3.) assemble the team that will do the installation (you will need linux expert, basis guy, modellers, SQL specialist, data provisioning expert, ...)

    4.) educate the team and ask them to study documentation

    5.) install all non-HANA components (BOBJ, BO Data Services, SLT system, etc.)

    6.) if all is done and you are still waiting you can try to perform some modeling in SAP HANA Sandbox and then export it and later reuse

     

    ...there are probably more things you can do while waiting but this is what I just recalled that could be done

     

    Tomas

    • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
      Tomas Krojzl
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      Hello,

       

      2) The project manager insists that we can install HANA on any appropriately sized SLES 11 system, but my reading of BI210 SAP HANA: Technical End-to-End-Scenario is that we can virtualise all components except HANA - In other words, I believe we still need a physical HANA appliance to complete the scenario. Is this correct ?

       

      As far as I know you need to have special hardware for SAP HANA (see PAM for supported HW combinations). But according to installation guide there should be only SAP HANA database running on this appliance. In other words in context of SAP HANA - "central system" (which was renamed to "standard installation") is technically distributed setup where SAP HANA is on one server and NetWeaver on another server. NW can then run on any platform (Windows, AIX, Linux, ...) and of course can be virtualized.

       

      Tomas

      • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
        Tomas Krojzl
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        Hello,

         

        1) We have looked at the SAP Discovery System V5 (as described in the BI210 SAP HANA: Technical End-to-End-Scenario session at Teched Madrid.  Is this available, and if so where do I get it from ?

         

        Never heard about SAP Discovery System V5 until now - I just quickly went through B210 and is seems to be pre-imaged "landscape" that customer can use, correct? This seems to be interesting option for new customers but probably not very useful for existing customers that are already having their own systems probably on different releases...

         

        Did I understood concept of "SAP Discovery System V5" correctly?

         

        Tomas

        • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
          Witalij Rudnicki
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          The original Discover System was built to help companies to quickly deep dive into "discovering" SOA by SAP. Indeed in version 5 it is extended with pre-installed components to quickly "discover" how to work with HANA, by connecting to separately installed HANA database (which indeed has to be delivered by hardware partner on certified configuration, and not just on any SuSE Linux box).

           

          More on Discovery Server: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/discoverysystem

           

          Cheers,

          -Vitaliy

          • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
            Tomas Krojzl
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            Hello,

             

            The original Discover System was built to help companies to quickly deep dive into "discovering" SOA by SAP. Indeed in version 5 it is extended with pre-installed components to quickly "discover" how to work with HANA, by connecting to separately installed HANA database (which indeed has to be delivered by hardware partner on certified configuration, and not just on any SuSE Linux box).

             

            I cannot help myself but this looks more like "test drive" edition then something that can be used in production environment. Best possible use case I can imagine is to quickly board new non-SAP customers (however even here we can discuss if it is good idea to use this rather then build it manually as needed).

             

            Vitaliy can you confirm I understood your point?

             

            Tomas

  • Re: SAP Discovery System V5, with HANA
    Neha Singla
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    Hi All,

     

    1. Register urself on https://www.experiencesaphana.com/

    2. Request for the SAP HANA Sandbox

    3. Explore it.

    4. Get familiar with the HANA

     

    So, that we aware about the system and work on the sytem having good knowledge.

     

    Go throgh this site: http://www.sdn.com/irj/sdn/discoverysystem

     

    Regards,

    Neha

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