Installing SAP Trial System on OpenSUSE

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1- Objective of document

SAP is the world's leading business management software  supplied by the   SAP company of Germany. It is commercial software. The companies want to use it have to use a big amount of money to buy the copyright. It is really software for large companies.
For the students or companies who want to learn about the  SAP, they can download and install the  SAP trial version, however,  trial use time is only about 2 months.
SAP Server Trial versions are restricted and can only be installed on several operating systems. In this post, I will guide you to install the SAP Server on the OpenSUSE operating system. The best way is to install an OpenSUSE virtual machine on the  VirtualBox.
Next, you need to download SAP Trial System in accordance with the following instructions:

2- Prepare before installation 1

After downloading the  SAP Trial System, you have 10  RAR files.
You only need to extract the first file in a directory, following files will automatically be extracted. OK, after finishing extracting, you have a directory as follows:
At this moment, the  SAP-Server installer is being put in the directory in your real computer. But, you need to install it on the  OpenSUSE virtual machine, therefore, you have to share this directory with  OpenSUSE.
Open the  VirtualBox.
Network configuration uses   Bridge Adaptor:
Start the  OpenSUSE.

3- Prepare before installation 2

Proxy Settings:

If your company uses  Proxy, you have configure the  Proxy for the  OpenSUSE, which helps the  OpenSUSE be able to connect to the  Internet. On the contrary, if your company doesn't use the  Proxy you can skip this step.
On the  OpenSUSE, enter the  Network section to set up  Proxy.
Set up "Manual" method for the  Proxy:
  1. IP address for HTTP and HTTPS depends on your company.
  2. Port is 8080.

Check Disk Space

Next, check hard disk space with the  XTerm tool:

df -h
Original directory  ( / ) needs at minimum necessary  33GB for installing  SAP Server. The above check statement shows that this condition is satisfied.

Setting Proxy for YaST

If your company is using the  Proxy, you need to configure the  Proxy so that  YaST can connect to the  Internet.  On the contrary, skip this step.

InstallUUIDD Deamon:

UUIDD provides ways to create non-duplicate character strings, which is necessary for creating database keys to ensure that your  OpenSUSE virtual machine can connect to the  Internet to be able to install the  UUIDD.
After finishing the installation of the  UUIDD, restart your  OpenSUSE virtual machine.

Install Nano editor

Nano is a text editor, which you need to install. OK, still on the  YaST window, search with  "nano" key word:

Start UUIDD Service:

Open the  XTerm  window and execute the command to run the  UUIDD ​​​​​​​service:

sudo service uuidd start
Check to ensure that the  UUIDD service has been run successfully.

sudo service --status-all |grep uuidd
You can also check the version of the  libaio or  libaio1 installed in the  Linux system:

rpm -qa | grep libaio

4- Hostname & IP

Next, you need to configure  hostnameSAP Trial system forces you to name the  hostname  vhcalnpli. Use commands to edit the contents of /etc/hostname file.
Open the  XTerm window and execute the command:

sudo nano /etc/hostname

You can check again to ensure that the  hostname has been changed.

sudo cat /etc/hostname
Restart the  Network.

sudo rcnetwork start

Check IP:

Check the  IP address with a command:

sudo ifconfig

Configure /etc/hosts

sudo nano /etc/hosts vhcalnpli
Restart OpenSUSE. And check the hostname:

5- Install SAP

In the previous step, you have shared the  SapSetup directory with the   OpenSUSE. Now, you need to assign  root privileges to this directory.

sudo -i

cd /media/sf_SapSetup

chmod +x
Execute one of the two following commands to install the  SAP:
Note: If an error occurs during the installation, you are able to implement again from this step.
sudo ./ -g

sudo ./ -g -s
The SAP is being installed. It can take 5-10  minutes for this step.
In the  OpenSUSE, open browser and visit the following path:
## Maybe your path is different!!
Press  Stop and  refresh this site.
At this moment, the SAP installation process still continues, but through an interface.
There are some warnings: let's ensure that your system meets the necessary requirements for installation of the  SAP.
Note: If an warning may display and it says that your system doesn't meet some conditions, Press  "YES" so that the system test again and press  "NO" so that the system skips and continues the installation. Hãy nhấn "YES". If this warning continues displaying, press  "NO".
The SAP is being installed....
The SAP is installed successfully.

6- Configure SAP Server

After finishing the installation of the  SAP, you need to implement some more configurations. Open the  XTerm window and execute the command:

cd /usr/sap/NPL/SYS/profile

sudo nano NPL_D00_vhcalnpli
Add configuration snippet:


7- Start/Stop SAP Server

By default, the SAP Server is not automatically started when you start the operating system, so you want to use SAP Server, you need to start it.

Stop SAP Server

su npladm


Start SAP Server

su npladm

startsap all

8- Install SAP GUI

SAP GUI is software for End Users so that they can connect to  SAP Server. Next, you need to install this software:
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