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SAP HANA EXPRESS EDITION : Unable to connect to hana server without internet connection

Oct 09, 2017 at 10:48 AM


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I am able to connect to HANA server(VM guest) from HANA studio (Host windows) when I have internet connection. As soon as I disconnect the internet connection, connection is lost.

How do I resolve this ?

I was not getting the IPV4 address in /sbin/ifconfig. After connecting to internet I am able to get the IP address. The same IP address I have maintained in hosts file /windows/system32/drivers/etc.

Need your inputs here. Please.

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Denys van Kempen
Oct 09, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Hi again Mohammed,

You ask the same question, you get the same answer. ;-)

Make sure to configure the VM (Networking) for the host-only setting (not Bridged, not NAT).

Step-by-step Stop VM, if started. VM > Settings > Network Adapter > Host-only Start the VM

Query IP with ifconfig Connect with client on the host (studio, terminal, PuTTY, browser, etc.) using this IP.

Optionally add the IP of the VM (guest) to the hosts file of your computer (host).

Bridged is also possible but requires more work. NAT requires a network.

Issue solved?


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Hi Denys,

Yes, the issue is resolved. I have changed the setting to Host-only.

Thank you!




Thank you!

Thanks for asking, Mohammed.

I'm sure many will have puzzled about the same thing. Plus you gave us a good idea for a new video tutorial.

Thanks for watching,




Yes, Videos were really helpful. HXE amazing platform the learn and explore.

Thanks again to the team !


Mohammed Sami