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Overview

This is a hands-on tutorial on installing SAP HANA Express in a HXE virtual instance running under VMWare Fusion 8 on a Mac.

Get Download Manager

PROTIP: Instead of downloading the “Getting_Started_HANAexpress_VM.pdf”, look at the webpage
https://go.sap.com/developer/tutorials/hxe-ua-installing-vm-image.html

You’ll still need the Download Manager, though.

  1. Use an internet browser to

    https://go.sap.com/cmp/ft/crm-xu16-dat-hddedft/typ.html

  2. http://sap.com/sap-hana-express
    is a vanity URL that reroutes to
    https://go.sap.com/cmp/ft/crm-xu16-dat-hddedft/index.html

  3. Click Other to download HXEDownloadManager.jar

  4. Run it to open the Download Manager GUI.

    Server-only

  5. Keep defaults of Image Virtual Machine checked.
  6. Uncheck the “Getting Started”.
  7. Select “Server only” and press OK.

    Selecting “Server + applications” means development apps, which include XS Advanced (XSA) and Web IDE. These you can download later.

    VMWare

  8. In VMWare, select “Open a Virtual Machine”.

  9. Click Play.

    The pdf downloaded provides these credentials:

    • At the hxehost login prompt, enter hxeadm
    • For Password enter the temporary password HXEHana1

  10. Follow the Getting Started to change passwords, assign IP, etc.

    QUESTION: Is there a shell script that can do all that?

    It will “stop working after the default grace period of 60-90 days.”

  11. Start SAP HANA studio to get the Hardware Key for registration on
    http://sap.com/minisap