Prerequisites for using the SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA Database

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Before you use SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA Database, the SnapCenter administrator must install and configure the SnapCenter Server and perform the prerequisite tasks.

  • Install and configure SnapCenter Server.

  • Log in to SnapCenter Server.

  • If you are using SnapCenter Server to protect SAP HANA databases that reside on VMware RDM LUNs or VMDKs, you must deploy the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere and register the plug-in with SnapCenter. The SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere documentation has more information.

  • Configure the SnapCenter environment by adding storage system connections and creating credentials, if applicable.

  • Add hosts, and then install and upload the plug-ins.

  • Install Java 1.7 or Java 1.8 on your Linux or Windows host.

    You must set the Java path in the environmental path variable of the host machine.

  • Set up SnapMirror and SnapVault, if you want backup replication.

  • Install the HDBSQL client on the host where you will install the Plug-in for SAP HANA Database.

    Configure the user store keys for the SAP HANA nodes that you will manage through this host.

  • For SAP HANA database 2.0SPS05, if you are using a SAP HANA database user account, ensure that you have the following permissions to perform backup, restore, and clone operations in SnapCenter Server:

    • Backup admin

    • Catalog read

    • Database backup admin

    • Database recovery operator