SAP HANA - Installation and Update
The SAP HANA database lifecycle manager is used to install either individual or multiple SAP HANA components in combination with the server. Compared to previous SAP HANA installers, the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager provides an efficient and optimized installation path, allowing you to customize your SAP HANA installation by selecting which components should be installed and updated. It is also now possible to perform installation in interactive graphical or interactive command-line interfaces, as well as configure the SAP HANA installation to be automated, using command line, the configuration file, and batch mode.
It is worth noting, that the SAP HANA component installation concept has changed significantly with the fast-paced development of SAP HANA itself. In the early SAP HANA Support Package Stack (SPS) releases, the SAP HANA components had to be installed individually, which proved to be a time-consuming task. Then, the SAP HANA unified installer was developed to streamline the installation process by installing all required components from one call to the installer. As of SPS 08, the unified installer is no longer shipped with SAP HANA.
With SAP HANA SPS 07, the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager was introduced to offer the efficiency of installing all components at one time, while providing further flexibility to customize and automate the installation. The components can now be installed, upgraded, or uninstalled from one tool, in both command-line or graphical user interface.
As of SAP HANA SPS 08, it is possible to also perform post-installation configurations tasks, such as renaming the system, adding or removing hosts, and reconfiguring the system, using the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager. For more information, see the SAP HANA Administration Guide.
With the SAP HANA SPS 09 release, the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager offers a third user interface - the Web user interface - in addition to graphical user and command-line interfaces. The Web user interface can be accessed in a standalone Web browser or in the Platform Lifecycle Management view in the SAP HANA studio. Therefore, as of SPS 09, the SAP HANA database lifecycle manager is capable of performing all actions offered in the SAP HANA platform lifecycle management portfolio and is the only recommended tool for these actions. As of SPS 09, SAP HANA supports IBM Power systems.