Adding a SAP HANA Instance to a SAP HANA System


Add a SAP HANA instance.

Before You Begin

  • Determine how to connect to the database. If you want to use the SAP HANA Secure User Store, create a key.

    For information about the SAP Secure User Store, go to "hdbuserstore" in the SAP Help Portal website.

  • Obtain the following information about the SAP HANA system:

    • The admin user name

    • The SAP HANA instance SID

    • The SAP HANA user credentials

    • The directory that contains the SAP HANA hdbsql tools

      To determine the location, log in to the SAP HANA server with the sid admin credentials and type the following on the command line:

      which hdbsql
    • If the SAP HANA environment uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, obtain the name of the SSL provider and the SSL trust store file that stores the CA-signed certificates.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Select Add instance, and then click SAP HANA.

    The Add SAP HANA instance dialog box appears.

  3. In the SID box, type the SAP HANA instance SID.

  4. From the Plan list, select the server backup plan to use for the instance.

  5. From the HANA hosts list, select the client that hosts the SAP HANA instance.

  6. Choose how you want to connect to the SAP HANA database server:

    • User credentials: To connect to the database using the credentials, select this option, and then enter the user name and password.

    • HDB store key: To connect to the database using a hdbuserstore key, select this option, then in the Store key box, enter the hdbuserstore key.

  7. In the hdbsql location box, enter the directory that contains the HANA hdbsql tools.

  8. In the OS username box, type the admin user name.

  9. To authenticate access to the HANA server that use an SSL connection, move the Enable SSL toggle key to the right, and then provide the following details:

    • In the Service provider box, enter the service provider that is used for the SSL connection.

      For example, enter commoncrpto.

    • In the SSL trust store box, enter the trust store name for the SSL connection.

      For example, enter sapcli.pse.

  10. Click Save.