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Setting up SAP HANA Cloud from the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit

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  • To start setting up your SAP Cloud Platform account and your SAP HANA Cloud instances, you will need to start working with the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit.

    SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit

    If you want to understand the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit in detail, you have a few options:

    SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit is a web-based interface used to manage SAP cloud applications, such as SAP HANA Cloud. This is where you can manage your SAP Cloud Platform account and users as well as create new instances whenever necessary.

    Your account on SAP Cloud Platform is called a global account. As the administrator, you will have full control of your global account and be able to create subaccounts, spaces, and instances. Subaccounts are a smaller part of your global account. For example: if your global account is your whole organization, your subaccounts could be either your geographical regions or specific departments, depending on what your internal structure requires.

    In the context of SAP HANA Cloud, this means that each subaccount will have their own SAP HANA Cloud account. Subaccounts are separate from one another, and so are all the databases and data lakes existing under the subaccount. This is important to keep in mind with regards to security, members and data management.

    Under subaccounts are spaces. These can be, for example, simply lines of business, such as product management, development, or operations. Within your space, you can create and access your SAP HANA Cloud instances and associated SAP HANA Cloud data lakes.

    Adding SAP HANA Cloud to your account

    Once you have your account structure setup in SAP Cloud Platform, it’s time to go to the Service Marketplace and add SAP HANA Cloud to your account. To do so, just click on the SAP HANA Cloud tile on the Service Marketplace screen.

    To create your first instance of SAP HANA Cloud, you need to follow these steps:

    1. On the menu on the left side of the screen, click on SAP HANA Cloud.
    2. Click on Create Database.
    3. A new tab will open in which you will see the SAP HANA Cloud management tool. Follow the steps in the wizard by first inputting a username on the Instance Name field. Please note that you should not use any spaces in the name.
    4. You can insert a description of this instance on the Description field.
    5. Then insert a password in the Administrator Password field.
    6. Confirm it by typing it again on the Confirm Administrator Password field.
    7. Now the Step 2 button will appear on the left-hand side of the wizard. Click on it to continue.
    8. Select here how much Memory you wish to allocate to this instance. The minimum amount of memory is 30 GB. As you increase your memory requirements, the “compute” and “storage” values will be automatically adjusted as well.
    9. Click on Step 3 to continue.
    10. Now you can manage the allowed connections for your SAP HANA Cloud instance. That means choosing if you allow access to your HANA Cloud instance from outside of the SAP Cloud Platform. You can either limit it to SAP Cloud Platform by denying all IP addresses or allow specific applications to access it by inserting one or more specific IP addresses. Finally, you can allow all connections from all IP addresses.
    11. Next, you can choose to enable the ScriptServer for this database or not. The ScriptServer offers some machine learning capabilities. Please note that the ScriptServer requires the SAP HANA Cloud database to have at least 3 vCPUs. If your database does not have that, you can click on the link on the error message, which will change your original setup and add more vCPUs automatically. Click here to learn more about the ScriptServer.
    12. Click on Step 4 in the bottom left corner to continue or on Create Instance on the bottom right side of the screen.
    13. On Step 4, you can choose to enable the SAP HANA Data Lake. Give a name to the data lake instance and adjust how much Compute and Storage space it has. The coordinators and workers will be automatically adjusted as you add more compute and storage. If you do not enable the data lake while creating the instance, you can always do that later.
    14. Click on Create Instance and you are done! Your first SAP HANA Cloud instance will be created, and you can monitor its status to see when it will be ready to be used. This process usually takes a few minutes.

    Now you know how to set up an instance of SAP HANA Cloud using the SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit.


    Continue exploring the SAP HANA Cloud Onboarding Guide


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