Build Own SAP HANA Home Training Server – VMware Images

SAP HANA BPC 10.1 Vmware Images

Continuing my series for building own SAP HANA training server in this video I am goosing to show you my progress. I already wrote about buying guide and also about installing the memory on my workstation. In this post you will see screen recordings from my workstation showing you my VMware images with BPC 10.1 NW SP05 installed on MSSQL and HANA databases.

It took me really a lot of time to setup it. Probably about 3-4 weeks in the evenings after work I invested at least 1-2 hours each day. For sure it was not boring to me to do that. I learned a lot about the components on which BPC and HANA are build and I strongly believe this will help me in the future.

I started with installing BPC 10.1 on Netweaver single instance with MS SQL as a database and then move to installation on HANA SP09. Below you will see the screen recordings showing you my success.

By the way, as I mentioned in the videos, both images are upgraded till the latest patches available for the both BW and BPC. This was due to many bugs I found during my initial testing of the images. The MSSQL image ended being almost 60 GB in size, but the HANA images both combined are around 90 GB. Stay tuned to get my next videos which where I will start exploring BPC 10.1 Classic and Embedded versions.

About Emiliyan Tanev

Hello, My name is Emiliyan Tanev. I am SAP BPC Certified Application Associate with a good process understanding of FICO. I am also an experienced accountant and financial controller with 5+ years of diversified responsibilities. I am also a member of Management Accounting Body in the UK - CIMA and CGMA in the US. I love IT and Finance which impacted my career orientation towards SAP FICO and BPC. Follow me and get the latest tips, tricks, tutorials and career guides related to SAP BPC. More about me on My Story.

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  1. Hi,

    good blog, just wondering where you got the SAP images from? CErtainly beats payign a cloud hosting fee.


  2. Hi Richard,

    It took me about 3-4 weeks’ evenings to install it by myself.


  3. Hi – sorry the question was where do you download the SAP HANA image for local install – I can only find the clouds /AWS versions.

  4. Hi Tanev,

    I am planning to host an ERP + solution manager with HANA database in the host. Can you please advise on the hardware specs that should be sufficient for the setup. I am planning to us VM machine just as you did.

    Thanks in advance

    • Hi Lokesh,

      Firstly, I am not a basis consultant. I am a functional consultant with financial background :). From my point of view, it will require a box with 64gb of RAM for non-IDES installation, but if you can buy a machine that can hold 128gb RAM this will be best.

      The rest will be normal CPU/s and SSD drive.


  5. Great work Emiliyan! Could you please be so kind to share the vm image?

  6. Hi Emiliyan can I buy the vm from you?

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