Upgrading your SAP HANA Cloud Database

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Upgrade your SAP HANA Cloud database

Checking Database Version Before Upgrade

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will learn how to check the version of your SAP HANA Cloud database instance.

You will see how to upgrade your SAP HANA Cloud database instance to the current available version.

After the update, you can check the version of your SAP HANA Cloud database instance.

Business Case

As a database administrator, you want to upgrade your companies SAP HANA Cloud database, but before the upgrade you want to check the version of the database to be sure that everything is prepared.

Check Database Version

Before you upgrade your SAP HANA Cloud database instance you want to know the current version in order to check the upgrade notes for possible changes and fixes.

Your SAP HANA Cloud database instance is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform, to find your SAP HANA Cloud database instance you need to perform the following steps.

  1. Logon to the SAP Business Technology Platform trial account and navigate to the SAP HANA Cloud database area by following on of these paths:
    • For an BTP trial account: <your BTP home page><your trial global account><your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
    • For an BTP enterprise account: <your BTP home page>your enterprise global account>select the Subaccounts link<your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
  2. A sign-in tab opens, select your e-mail address to continue the sign in process.
  3. In the new tab you are now logged on to the SAP HANA Cloud Central application.

The SAP HANA Cloud Central (1) opens in a new browser tab. This makes it easier to navigate between the SAP HANA Cloud Central and SAP BTP Cockpit.

Press the °°° (2) button to open the Actions Menu for the selected cloud database. From the Actions Menu select the Open in SAP HANA cockpit (3) option.

Whenever you start a new SAP HANA Cloud session, you will have to logon to your SAP HANA Cloud Cockpit. In the Choose Authentication pop-up window, specify you SAP HANA cockpit user account and password (1). Press OK (2) to logon.

Note
Your credentials will be remembered until you close your browser session.

If this is your first visit to the SAP HANA cockpit, you might want to change the View display from Monitoring to All (3) to see all the available SAP HANA cockpit cards.

For quick navigation in the SAP HANA cockpit - Overview page search for Database Information (1) using the search field.

The Database Information (2) card is found. In the card you can already see the SAP HANA Version. Select the Database Information if you need more information like SAP HANA Version History or Installed Plugin version.

Check SAP HANA Database Version before Upgrade

Upgrading a SAP HANA Cloud Database

Business Case

As a database administrator, you want to upgrade your companies SAP HANA Cloud database to the current available version.

Upgrading SAP HANA Cloud is very easy. With only a few clicks you can perform the upgrade. It's also quite fast, as it only take the time from a shutdown and start-up of the database.

You still need to manage this process in such a way that the upgrade doesn't interfere with business hours.

Upgrade a SAP HANA Cloud Database

Your SAP HANA Cloud database instance is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform, to find your SAP HANA Cloud database instance you need to perform the following steps.

  1. Logon to the SAP Business Technology Platform trial account and navigate to the SAP HANA Cloud database area by following on of these paths:
    • For an BTP trial account: <your BTP home page><your trial global account><your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
    • For an BTP enterprise account: <your BTP home page>your enterprise global account>select the Subaccounts link<your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
  2. A sign-in tab opens, select your e-mail address to continue the sign in process.
  3. In the new tab you are now logged on to the SAP HANA Cloud Central application.

In the SAP HANA Cloud Central you see a notification (1) for your database. When you select the notification, a pop-up window notifies you that a new revision is available.

The upgrade can be started directly from the Upgrade notification (3) or from the °°° (2) button.

Press the °°° (2) button to open the Actions Menu for the selected cloud database. From the Actions Menu select the Upgrade (3) option to start the upgrade as well.

As soon as you start the upgrade the system display a information message that the upgrade involves a restart of your SAP HANA cloud database instance. Confirm this message by selecting the Yes button.

In the SAP HANA Cloud Central you will see your database Stopping and Starting. This process is fully automated and after a few minutes the database status is Running again.

In the following video, you will see how to upgrade SAP HANA Cloud to a new version.

Update a SAP HANA Cloud Database Instance (trial)

Checking Database Version History After Upgrade

Business Case

As a database administrator, you have upgraded your companies SAP HANA Cloud database, and now you want to check the version of the database to make sure that everything went fine.

After you upgraded your SAP HANA Cloud database instance you want to now the current version of the database.

Your SAP HANA Cloud database instance is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform, to find your SAP HANA Cloud database instance you need to perform the following steps.

  1. Logon to the SAP Business Technology Platform trial account and navigate to the SAP HANA Cloud database area by following on of these paths:
    • For an BTP trial account: <your BTP home page><your trial global account><your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
    • For an BTP enterprise account: <your BTP home page>your enterprise global account>select the Subaccounts link<your subaccount><your development space>from the navigation pane select SAP HANA Cloud buttonselect the button Manage HANA Cloud
  2. A sign-in tab opens, select your e-mail address to continue the sign in process.
  3. In the new tab you are now logged on to the SAP HANA Cloud Central application.

The SAP HANA Cloud Central (1) opens in a new browser tab. This makes it easier to navigate between the SAP HANA Cloud Central and SAP BTP Cockpit.

Press the °°° (2) button to open the Actions Menu for the selected cloud database. From the Actions Menu select the Open in SAP HANA cockpit (3) option.

For quick navigation in the SAP HANA cockpit - Overview page search for Database Information (1) using the search field.

The Database Information (2) card is found. In the card you can already see the SAP HANA Version. Select the Database Information if you need more information like SAP HANA Version History or Installed Plugin version.

Check SAP HANA Database Version after Upgrade

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