How to Ensure a Successful SAP B1 9.2 HANA Install; the Technical Bits

SAP Business One version 9.2 is finally available for all! Here’s what you need to do to ensure a successful installation for SAP Business One version 9.2 for HANA.

This is an update to a 2013 post on the steps for a successful installation for SAP Business One HANA 9.0.

Before installing

1. Check the hardware and software requirements.

Ensure that your system meets the hardware and software requirements by referring to the software requirements below, and the hardware guide at the bottom of the post.

 

2. Download SAP Business One product packages

Download your installation or upgrade package(s) from the SAP Support Portal.

List of required installers:

  • Installation package for SAP Business One 9.2, version for SAP HANA
  • Crystal Reports for SAP Business One
  • SAP HANA PLATFORM EDIT. 1.0 FOR B1
    • SAP HANA AFL 1.0 FOR B1
    • SAP HANA CLIENT 1.0 FOR B1
    • SAP HANA DATABASE 1.0 FOR B1
    • SAP HANA STUDIO 1.0 FOR B1

 

3. Check your ports

Ensure that you have kept the following ports available:

  • For SAP HANA services:

    • 3xx00 to 3xx20 and 5xx13 (where xx represents the SAP HANA instance number)
  • To use the app framework:

    • 43xx for SSL-encrypted communication or 80xx (where xx represents the SAP HANA instance number)For example, if you intend to install the server tools on SAP HANA instance 00, you should ensure port 4300 or 8000 is not being used by other applications.
  • To use the default port:

    • 40000 is the default port number for all SAP Business One services (except for the app framework) on Linux. If you want to use the default port number, ensure that this port is also available. In addition, if you are using port X, make sure that you open both port X and port (X+1). For example, if you are using port 40000, you must also open port 40001.

 

Installing SAP Business One 9.2 for HANA

1. On a Linux server, install Linux-based server components

2. On a Windows server, install Windows-based server components.

3. On each workstation, install client components.

 

Installing Linux-Based Server Components

Operating System required: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

  • 11 SP3 (x86_64), 11 SP4 (x86_64)
  • SAP HANA database SPS 08 and higher requires additional operating system software packages. With SLES 11 SP3, the packages are available by way of the normal software update repositories. For more information, see SAP Note 2001528.

 

SAP HANA Platform Edition 1.0 SPS 10 Revision 102.03

  • When installing a newly certified SAP HANA appliance with a recommended HANA revision, the installation may not succeed because of failed hardware checks. You can refer to SAP Note 1658845 for the solution.
  • For more information about installing SAP HANA, see the SAP HANA installation guides on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/hana_platform.

 

Application function libraries (AFLs)

  • The AFLs must be the same version as the SAP HANA server.

Note : You can install the AFLs only after installing the SAP HANA server. However, if you need to upgrade the SAP HANA server later, you must upgrade the AFLs first.

 

64-bit version of SAP HANA database client for Linux

 

Samba

  • Necessary for the shared folder b1_shf.
  • Check/Start samba services after SAP installation. To do so, run the following commands under (etc/init.d) ./smb start  – command to start

    ./smb status – command to check

 

SAP Business One server tools, version for SAP HANA, including the following:

  • Landscape management components:
    • System Landscape Directory (SLD)
    • License manager
    • Extension manager
    • App framework
    • Job service
    • Backup service
  •  

  • SAP Business One server:
    • Shared folder (b1_shf)
    • Common database (SBOCOMMON)
    • Demo databases:
    • Online help files in all supported languages
    • Add-ons

By installing the SAP add-ons as part of the server installation process, you register them to all companies on the server. If you do not install them now, you will have to register the add-ons manually later in the SAP Business One client.

  • Microsoft Outlook integration server
  • Analytics platform
  • Service Layer

You can install the Linux-based server components in one of the following modes:

  • GUI mode – (download Xming X Server for Windows for graphical environment)
  • Silent mode
 

Wizard Installation

The wizard installation requires a graphical environment. You can also install the Linux server components in the interactive GUI mode remotely from a Windows computer with the aid of an X Server application, by downloading Xming X Server for Windows for graphical environment.

The following procedure describes how to install all of the server components on a Linux server together.

Note: You must set execution permissions for the installer script to make it executable. To do, so run the following command:

chmod 775  install.bin

  1. Log on to the Linux server as root.


  2. In a command line terminal, navigate to the directory …/Packages.Linux/ServerComponents where the install script is located.

  3. Start the installer from the command line by entering the following command:

    ./install

    The installation process begins.

  1. In the welcome window of the setup wizard, click the Next button.

  2. In the Specify Installation Folder window, specify a folder in which you want to install the server components and click the Next button.

  3. In the Select Features window, select the features that you want to install, and choose the Next button. You must install the System Landscape Directory and the license manager for Landscape management.


  4. In the Network Address window, select an IP address or use the hostname as the network address for the selected components.

  5. In the Service Port window, specify a port number that is to be used by all of the services (except for the app framework and Service Layer components) and choose the Next button. The default port number is 40000.

  6. In the Site User Password window, create a password for the site user (B1SiteUser) and confirm the password. Then click the Next button.

  7. In the Specify Security Certificate window, select Use a self-signed certificate and click Next

  8. In the Database Server for System Landscape Directory window, specify the following information for the System Landscape Directory and then click the Next button.

  9. If you chose to install or upgrade the app framework, the Restart Database Server window appears.Choose one of the following options:

    • Automatic Restart: Select this option to have the server restarted automatically after the setup process is complete.

    • Manual Restart: Select this option if you want to restart the server on your own. Note that you must restart the SAP HANA server before you begin using the app framework.

  10. In the Backup Service Settings window, specify the following settings for the backup service:

    • Backup Folder: Specify a folder to store server backups and company schema exports. Each company schema will have a separate subfolder for its exports.

    • Log File Folder: Specify a folder to store backup service log files.

    • Working Folder: Specify a temporary folder where various backup operations are performed (for example, compressing and decompressing files).


  11. In the Windows Domain User Authentication (Single Sign-On) window. Choose Do not need domain user authentication.

  12. In the Review Settings window, review your settings carefully before proceeding to execute the installation.

  13. When the progress bar displays 100% in the Setup Progress window, proceed with one of the following options:

    • If all of the selected components installed successfully, click Next to finish the installation.

    • If one or more components failed to be installed, click the Roll Back button to restore the system.

  14. In the Setup Process Completed window, review the installation results showing which components have been successfully installed and which have not. Click finish.

 

Installing Windows-Based Server Components

You need to have the following installed on your windows server:

  • SLD (System Landscape Directory)
  • HANA Database client for Windows
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013, version for the SAP Business One application
  • Server tools, including:
    • Job service
    • Workflow service
    • Data interface Server
    • Browser Access
  • Remote support platform
  • Integration framework

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the root folder of the product package and run the setup.exe file. If you are using Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7, right-click the setup.exe file and choose Run as administrator.

  2. In the welcome window, select your setup language and click Next.

  3. In the Setup Type window, select Perform Setup and click Next.

  4. In the Setup Configuration window, select New Configuration and click Next.

  5. In the System Landscape Directory window,Choose Connect to local system landscape Directory if you are running the installation in the server itself. Or select Connect to Remote System Landscape Directory, and specify the server, and click Next.

  6. In the Site User Logon window, enter the password for the site super user B1SiteUser and click Next.

  7. In the Database Server Connection window, enter the database server information as follows:
    • Specify the database server type as HANADB.
    • From the Server Name dropdown list, select your SAP HANA server instance.
    • Click Next.

  8. In the Component Selections window, select the appropriate components and click Next.
    • e.g. Job Service, Browser Access

  9. For the integration framework, perform the following steps:

    • In the Integration Solution – Change Administration Password window, enter and confirm a new password for the integration server administrator account (B1iadmin).
    • In the Integration Solution – Key in B1i Database Connection Settings.
    • In the Integration Solution – Additional Information window. Enter the connection credentials.
    • In the Integration Solution – Scenario Packages window. Select the corresponding checkboxes to activate required scenario packages.

  10. In the Review Settings window, review the settings you have made and click Next.

  11. In the Setup Summary window, review the component list and click Setup to start the setup process

  12. In the Setup in Process window, wait for the setup to finish.

  13. In the Congratulations window, click Finish to close the wizard.

Installing Client Components

You can install the following client components on every workstation:

  • SAP Business One client application 32 or 64 bit (together with SAP Business One client agent and DI API)
  • Software development kit (SDK)
  • Data transfer workbench
  • SAP Business One Studio
  • Interactive analysis

 

Procedure

A setup wizard is used for installation as well as for upgrade. The following procedure describes how to install all client components (except for Interactive Analysis) in a clean environment where no SAP Business One components exist.

  1. Navigate to the root folder of the product package and run the setup.exe file.

  2. In the welcome window, select your setup language and choose Next.

  3. In the Setup Type window, select Perform Setup and choose Next.

  4. In the Setup Configuration window, select New Configuration and choose Next.

  5. In the System Landscape Directory window, do the following:
    • Select Connect to Local System Landscape Directory.
    • Specify the hostname or the IP address of the server where the SLD is installed.
    • Choose Next.

  6. In the Site User Logon window, enter the password for the site super user B1SiteUser. This site user was created during the installation of the SLD.

  7. In the Database Server Connection window, enter the database server information as follows:
    • Specify the database server type.
    • In the Server Name field, enter the hostname or the IP address of the database server.
    • Click Next.

  8. In the Component Selections window, select the required client components and click Next.

  9. In the Review Settings window, review the settings you have made and click Next.

  10. In the Setup Summary window, review the component list and choose Setup to start the setup process.

  11. In the Setup in Process window, wait for the setup to finish.

  12. In the Congratulations window, click Finish to close the wizard.