So far in the first two parts of “How to Install FREE SAP System” Series, we have prepared and downloaded our machine to start installing our server machine.
If you missed first two parts, make sure that you go through both step-by-step articles:
If you are following this guide step by step, your installation files are most probably currently downloading ;).
In the meanwhile, we will save you some time. Lets focus on installing our virtual server and set all the things up, so that it’s ready to run SAP server on it.
We won’t be installing SAP server on your physical machine, but instead on virtual one. Go through the following video to install Virtualbox and its extension accordingly.
This will take some time, so you can either choose to go through the video guide or through screenshots, I provided down below the video.
Go to Virtualbox and follow the screenshot steps:
Make sure that you share your clipboard and also enable drag and drop functionality to make it easier to copy and paste some linux commands in the future
.. and if possible, add more CPUs to the VM:
Choose .ISO file and hit “Start”
Choose “Installation” and hit “ENTER”
And wait while installation is done with its processing. This may take few minutes, depending on hardware setup.
Accept License Agreement by clicking on “Next”
Then installation proceeds:
Hit on “Edit Proposal Settings”
Choose the following settings and hit “OK”
And hit “Next”
Select Time Zone and hit “Next”
Choose “Desktop with Gnome” as User Interface and hit “Next”
Create New User. You can use also following
Full Name: ABAP Academy
Notice: password must be at least 7 characters long, it should contain lower/upper case + numbers. No special characters. It may cause you issues later when running SAP
Then hit ”Next”
We can leave with this password because we will use it only for local usage.
Hit ‘Yes’, or you can choose more complex password if you wish so.
IMPORTANT: Change Installation Settings
This is how it should look like
Hit “Install” ..
.. and confirm by selecting the same button
And installation can finally start
When installation is done, system is restarted.
Choose “Boot from Hard Disk” to start the system.
Directly after installation, we have to setup the system to make it ready for running SAP system.
Change the http / https proxy settings according to your own network and set the port to 8080
Go to command line by pressing “Activities” and typing “Terminal”.
And choose “Terminal” from the list.
Type command: df -h
Notice: Minimum space in home directory should be 33 GB to avoid memory issues during installation. (If you are using the same setup as proposed in this ebook, you should have more than 90GB of free space)
In this stage, you should have all the installation files already downloaded. Since you have downloaded archived ‘part’ files, you should use the tool like 7zip to extract all the files.
Before we can download SAP to a local folder, we need to make few changes to our VM software to make shared folder accessible
Go to Virtualbox main window and choose Settings -> Shared Folders.
IMPORTANT: your system is still up and running.
Click on “Add new shared folder” icon and choose the folder where your SAP installation are/will be downloaded.
Check the following:
Optional: I suggest you to choose Folder Name as well, to make it easier to access it by this name, instead of full path.
I choose “sapinst”.
Then click “OK”, and then “OK” once more.
Now it’s time to REBOOT the system.
This daemon is essential to generate database keys needed by SAP.
Open up YaST
.. and provide your root password
(Only if you use Proxy)
Go to Proxy and set it up
Now we will install uuidd daemon.
Choose “Online Update”
System will initialize Online Update by loading Package Manager.
Open “Search” tab and type down “uuidd” and hit “Search” button
Choose “uuidd” and hit “Accept”
.. Continue ..
.. and Continue once more.
YaST will install uuidd and then then reboot the system.
After installation just close YaST
.. and restart the system
Go to Termnal and type the following command to start up the uuidd service
sudo service uuidd start
You will be prompted to provide your password and hit ENTER.
Now check if uuidd is already running:
sudo service –status-all |grep uuidd
Stay in the command line and type the following command to change the hostname:
sudo vi /etc/hostname
Change the configuration from this setup:
.. to the hostname “vhcalnplci“ in the following way:
At the end, it should look something like this:
Check if the hostname is changed using this command:
sudo cat /etc/hostname
Now, restart network and check if hostname is changed:
sudo rcnetwork restart
Check your IP address
Open hosts file
sudo vi /etc/hosts
It will look something like this:
Add a new entry by following this pattern:
<IP address> <hostname> <hostname>.dummy.nodomain
In my case this will be: 10.0.2.15 vhcalnplci vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain
Check if changes have been successfuly saved
sudo cat /etc/hosts
If you haven’t still downloaded and extracted SAP installation files, this is the time, when you should do this.
Extract the multi archive using e.g. 7-zip.
Go to created shared folder
.. and change the access rights of the install script:
chmod +x install.sh
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This is proprietary software of SAP. In order to run it properly, SAP requires from us to update so called ASE license.