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​Will it be possible to install HANA 2.0 Express on RHEL in future?

For the first HANA Express version Red Hat Enterprise Linux was a supported operation system. For version 2.0 there is only support for SuSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications.

Will there be added support for more operation systems i.e. RHEL in the future?

Or do I have to switch to SLES?

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    Dec 14, 2016 at 07:34 PM

    Hello Hans,

    Thanks for using Hana Express edition on RHEL. As you said, we are currently supporting only SusE Linux for HXE version 2.0. At this point we are working on certifying it on RHEL. Stay tuned for updates on this in near future.


    Vidya Mandapudy

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  • Dec 04, 2017 at 02:22 PM


    Some time has passed and we now have tutorials to install SAP HANA, express edition on Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

    Core database (server-only):

    Database + XS Advanced applications:

    The key concept to understand here is that HANA Express is a community-supported model. There are alternative installations with other operating systems (for which the "full HANA" is not supported), such as openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu. Support for those scenarios also depends on the community and there are some known issues with those alternative installations.


    Lucía Subatin.

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  • Dec 05, 2017 at 09:28 AM

    Hi Rakesh,

    Good question.

    For SAP HANA, supported operating systems are documented in the Product Availability Matrix (link) and SAP notes, e.g. SAP Note 2235581 - SAP HANA: Supported Operating Systems. As these sources document, both SLES and RHEL are supported (see the notes for exact versions and restrictions).

    For SAP HANA, express edition, the situation is a bit different as only community support is offered (as explained in note 2373555 - SAP HANA Express Support Strategy). The PAM does not list express as a product and there are no SAP notes documenting the release.

    There is a landing page for the documentation

    which points to the Developer community for release notes

    and for OS support

    Indicating that (at the time of writing), RHEL is supported for both Intel and Power hardware.


    Denys / SAP HANA Academy

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