Getting Started with SAP HANA
SAP provides you with access to a trial version of its HANA Developer Center running on CloudShare. You also have the option to purchase a copy of the HANA environment, even the version you used during the trial.
If you have not already received your copy, you can access it from SAP’s HANA site.
Guidance on accessing the HANA environment is available on SAP’s Community Network.
Getting Started with CloudShare
To make sure you have all the standard pre-requisites to connect to CloudShare, please:
First Step: Take a Snapshot
Once you have the HANA environment:
How to Connect to HANA
In your environment, you will see two VMs:
SAP HANA SPSx server
SAP HANA Studio
We suggest reviewing the README document on the SAP HANA Studio machine in your environment to get started. It contains information on:
Login Data for your first connection
How to install a local HANA Studio and Client
These machines are already networked. The HANA Server will house your database while the HANA Studio machine can be used to connect to the database. You can also download your own copy of HANA Studio to connect from your local computer to the HANA Server running on CloudShare.
One of the best resources on setting up HANA connectivity can be found in this blog.
Common Problems with HANA
Should you run into any issues, it will most likely be related either to:
If you are having problems connecting to a SUSE machine via SSH, please make the following changes to its authentication:
- edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config
- change PasswordAuthentication to Yes
- Restart sshd - service sshd restart
You can connect to the machine via PuTTY to make the changes, or if you prefer, continue using PutTTY for administration of the VM or access it via Console.