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Configuring SAP HANA Express Trial Edition not working

I'm trying to install SAP HANA Express Edition. I am at the final stages.. 2.1.11 as per the installation manual wherein, I have installed the operating system as a virtual machine using VMWAre Workstation 14 Player. It asks me for the log on and password each time I reboot including the first time. This is where things become unclear. It asks if I want to wait for it to config.

If I say yes, it says to wait, seems to start, shows:

Starting instance using: /usr/sap/HXE/SYS/exe/hdb/sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr 90 -function StartWait 2700 2

And then does nothing. Not crash, just no progress. What should I do here?

Sometimes, when trying this, it continues, and shows scrambled text on the screen. What should I do here?

I never get a "Congratulations! SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 is configured." as the instructions suggest.

If I skip the config (not preferred), then I get a welcome, and a note that it will contnue the configs later. I prefer to have them setup from the start due to what I'm planning.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • Oct 12, 2017 at 07:59 AM

    Have you tried Virtual Box?

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      I have not, as VMWare Workstation was recommended by the instructions. I'll explain how that works once I get the opportunity to test it out.

  • Oct 12, 2017 at 09:30 AM

    Hi Nicholas,

    Can you provide some system specifications?

    Host machine: RAM, CPU (Windows version)

    Guest VM: Allocated RAM

    SAP HANA, express edition: what version are you installing? server, or server + applications?


    Denys / SAP HANA Academy

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