Deploy on AWS into a new VPC

(or deploy into an existing VPC)
Requires SAP media and RHEL subscription - see guide

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You can request up to $2,000 in AWS credit for an SAP HANA POC.


This Quick Start helps you deploy fully functional SAP HANA systems on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and SAP. The Quick Start ensures that AWS services and the operating system—SLES, SLES for SAP, SLES for SAP BYOS (Bring Your Own Subscription), or RHEL for SAP HANA—are optimally configured to achieve the best performance for your SAP HANA system.

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“Using AWS SAP HANA Quick Start, we only needed to push a few buttons to get a functioning SAP HANA solution.”
Philip Miller, Director
  • What you'll build

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets. This provides the network infrastructure for your SAP HANA deployment. An Internet gateway allows access to the Internet.
    • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance(s) to host the SAP HANA database, with your choice of Linux (SLES, SLES for SAP, SLES for SAP BYOS, or RHEL for SAP HANA) and the appropriate Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes configured to meet or exceed SAP HANA storage key performance indicators (KPIs).
    • A bastion host in the public subnet with an Elastic IP address to allow inbound SSH (Secure Shell) access to the Amazon EC2 instance(s) that host the SAP HANA database.
    • A managed network address translation (NAT) gateway to allow outbound Internet access for resources in the private subnet.
    • An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM instance role with fine-grained permissions for access to the AWS services necessary for the deployment process.
    • Security groups for each instance or function to restrict access to only necessary protocols and ports.
    • An optional automated installation of SAP HANA software.
    • An optional Amazon EC2 instance with Windows Server in the public subnet to host SAP HANA Studio. You can install SAP HANA Studio manually to administer your SAP HANA database.
    • Your choice of single-node or multi-node deployment. The single-node deployment option provisions a single Amazon EC2 instance with your choice of Amazon EBS storage and operating system to host the SAP HANA platform. It supports R3, R4, and X1 instances. The multi-node deployment option provisions up to five R3 instances or up to seven X1 instances with your choice of Amazon EBS storage and operating system to host the SAP HANA platform on a cluster of servers.

    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Deployment details

    Build your SAP HANA environment in less than an hour:

    1. Prepare your AWS account.
    2. If you're using RHEL, subscribe to it in AWS Marketplace.
    3. Download SAP HANA to an S3 bucket.
    4. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from two options:
         - Deploy into a new VPC (view template), or
         - Deploy into an existing VPC (view template)
    5. Access SAP HANA nodes on AWS.
    6. Perform backup and other post-deployment tasks.

    To customize your deployment, you can choose the operating system (SLES or RHEL), choose an R3, R4, or X1 instance type for the SAP HANA host, select the number of nodes in the SAP HANA cluster, configure storage options, and deploy an optional Windows Server instance to host SAP HANA Studio.

    For complete details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Cost and licenses

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as number of nodes, storage, and instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. See the Quick Start deployment guide for additional details.

    This deployment uses a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model for SAP HANA. You must already own a license for SAP HANA, and you must have access to the SAP Software Download Center to download the software.

    This Quick Start launches the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for the operating system you choose—SLES, SLES for SAP, SLES for SAP BYOS, or RHEL for SAP HANA—and the license cost for the operating system is included in the Amazon EC2 hourly price. There is an additional software cost for SLES for SAP AMI subscriptions in AWS Marketplace. For SLES for SAP BYOS AMIs, you can use your existing valid subscriptions.