install license for SAP HANA and B1H

SAP Business One as an ERP system is getting more popularity with HANA as it’s core database. HANA will possibly be the native database for SAP Business One in near future just because it is a SAP’s own database. In this blog we will show you the steps of requesting and installing license for SAP Business One on HANA.

After installing SAP HANA and SAP Business One version for SAP HANA (this is a different software than SAP Business One for SQL Server Database), you should request and install the license for SAP Hana and B1H.

License Type

Two license types are required.

1. SAP HANA License

This is the license for SAP HANA Engine. This allows you to use SAP HANA Database Engine and its components. Please remember that without a valid license key, you can only use SAP HANA for a 90 Day Evaluation Period.

2. B1H User License

This is the license which end users need in order to access SAP Business One version for SAP HANA like Professional User or Limited Financial/CRM users.

Please refer to the License Administration and guide in the B1H installation or Patch upgrade CD for details.

<<B1H_Install/Upgrade_CD/Documents/System Setup/License Administration Guide.pdf>>

Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1:

Search the hardware key for your B1H server from License Manager Center in SLD. https://<Your_HANA_Server>:40000/LicenseControlCenter/

Step 2:

Request the license from https://service.sap.com/smb/sbo/licensekeys with the following selection

  • System Id: B01
  • Database Type: SAP HANA.
  • OS: Linux

If you do not have a valid license key of B1H installed, you can only use B1H for about 30 days, and the below analytics functions will be not accessible.

  • Enterprise Search
  • Role-based Cockpit, KPI, Pervasive Dashboard
  • Interactive Analytics
  • Advanced ATP
  • Cash Flow Forecast. etc.

Step 3:

Install the license key with License Manager Center in SLD: https://<Your_HANA_Server>:40000/LicenseControlCenter/

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