Installing SAP HANA HDB Client (Linux)
How to install the SAP HANA client on a Linux machine, using either a graphical user interface or a command line.
- Tutorials: You have completed Start SAP HANA, express edition Server (VM installations) or Test the Installation (Native Linux installations)
server machine in these instructions refers to the laptop on which SAP HANA 2.0, express edition is installed, while
client machine refers to your local machine. You do not need to install the two on the same machine or VM.
The clients let you access SAP HANA 2.0, express edition, from your client machine. This is the Reduced SAP Client package.
The clients included with the SAP HANA HDB client software package are:
To install the SAP HANA HDB client on a Windows machine, use either a graphical user interface or a command line.
- Step 1
Install the Download Manager to your client machine and download the client package.
Save the Download Manager installation files to your client machine and open it. For instructions on downloading and running the Download Manager, see either the Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Binary Installer Method) or Installing SAP HANA 2.0, express edition (Virtual Machine Method) tutorials, or go straight to the SAP HANA, express edition registration page.
In Download Manager, in the
Imagemenu, select either
Browseand select a directory where your client package will be saved.
Clients (Linux X86/64)package. Clear the Select boxes of all other packages.
clients_linux_x86_64.tgzfile downloads to your save directory.
Extract the compressed clients file:
Navigate to the directory in which you wish to extract the client files and use the
cd <preferred_filepath> sudo tar <download_filepath>/clients_linux_x86_64.tgz
This extracts the following files and their contents:
- Step 2
To install the SAP HANA client on a Linux machine, do the following:
Go to the directory where you wish to unpack the
Unpack the file:bashCopy
sudo tar -xvzf <unzipped_filepath>/hdb_client_linux_x86_64.tgz
Navigate to the
HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64directory and run
hdbinstto start the installer:bashCopy
cd HDB_CLIENT_LINUX_X86_64 sudo ./hdbinst
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the SAP HANA client.
- Step 3
The system automatically logs the SAP HANA HDB client installation. The log files are stored at
- Step 4
- Step 5
Each installation has its own uninstallation tool. Use the
hdbuninstcommand to uninstall the client software from your command prompt.bashCopy
Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the SAP HANA HDB client.