Hardware Requirements

  • Servers: Servers should be configured in accordance with the requirements described in the SAP HANA Master Guide, SAP notes mentioned in this guide, SPS for Linux Documentation, and the SPS for Linux Release Notes.
  • Storage: For SAP HANA databases utilizing SAP HANA System Replication, no shared storage is necessary. Special storage requirements are given in the SAP HANA Master Guide and the aforementioned SAP notes.

Software Requirements

  • SPS Software: It is imperative that you install the same version of SPS software and apply the same versions of the SPS software patches to each server in your cluster.
  • SAP HANA Software: SAP HANA Platform Edition 2.0 SP04 (or later) is required for use of the SAP HANA Recovery Kit. The same version of the SAP HANA software must be installed and configured on each server before configuring SPS and the SPS SAP HANA Recovery Kit. Since SAP HANA licenses are tied to hardware, each server will require its own license from SAP. SAP HANA System Replication must be enabled and fully configured and the database must be running on all cluster nodes before creating the SAP HANA resource hierarchy in LifeKeeper.
  • SPS SAP HANA Recovery Kit: The SAP HANA Recovery Kit is bundled as an optional recovery kit with the core installation in SIOS Protection Suite for Linux v9.5.0 and later.
  • Witness Server: SIOS recommends adding a 3rd node to a 2-node configuration as a witness server.


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