Installing SAP ASE in GUI Mode

Use GUI mode to install SAP ASE and related products.

Shut down all programs before running the installer.
The JRE in the installer requires additional memory to run. Set the datasize limit to unlimited, for example:
run "limit datasize unlimited"

The installer creates the target directory (if it does not yet exist) and installs the selected components into that directory.

Note: Version 16.0 includes new major versions of SAP ASE and many supporting components. Installing version 16.0 into the same directory with existing products should not impact the existing products.

SAP ASE version 15.5 and later uses InstallAnywhere for its installation, while versions earlier than 15.5 and other products use InstallShield Multiplatform. Do not use both installers to install products into the same directory, as this creates files to be installed incorrectly and overwritten without warning.

At the end of the installation, verify that the product has installed correctly. You may also need to perform additional configuration procedures.

  1. Insert the installation media in the appropriate drive, or download and extract the SAP ASE installation image from the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP).
  2. If you downloaded the product from SAP Service Marketplace, go to the directory where you extracted the installation image and start the installer:
  3. If you are installing using a CD or DVD, mount the disk.

    The location of the mount command is site-specific and may differ from the instructions shown here. If you cannot mount the drive using the path shown, check your operating system documentation or contact your system administrator.

    Log in as "sybase" and issue:
    mount -v 'cdrfs' -r device_name /mnt/cdrom
  4. Launch the installer:
    cd /device_name
    • device_name is the directory (mount point) you specified when mounting the CD or DVD drive.
    • setup.bin is the name of the executable file name for installing SAP ASE.

    If there is not enough disk space in the temporary disk space directory, set the environment variable IATEMPDIR to tmp_dir before running the installer again, where tmp_dir is where the installation program writes the temporary installation files. Include the full path to tmp_dir.

  5. If you are prompted with a language selection list, specify the appropriate language.
  6. On the Introduction screen, click Next.
  7. Accept the default directory or enter a new path to specify where to install SAP ASE, then click Next.
    Note: Do not use the following when specifying the installation path:
    • Double-byte characters
    • Single- or double-quote characters
    The installer does not recognize these, and displays an error.
    If you see Choose Update Installation, this means that there is an older version of SAP ASE in the directory you specified for the installation, and you need to perform an upgrade rather than a new installation.
  8. Select the type of installation:
    (Default) Recommended for most users, this option installs a default set of components, including the SAP Control Center Remote Command and Control Agent plug-in. This option does not install:
    • SAP Control Center Management UI
    • SySAM license server
    Installs every SAP ASE component, including all the supported language modules, as well as the SCC Agent plug-in and Management UI.
    Lets you select the components to install. Some components are automatically installed if they are required to run your selected components.
  9. Select the software license type for the SAP ASE suite:
    • Install licensed copy of SAP ASE Suite
    • Install Free Developer Edition of SAP ASE Suite
    • Install Express Edition of SAP ASE Suite
    • Evaluate SAP ASE Suite

      An evaluation is valid for 30 days from the installation date.

  10. Choose the most appropriate region, read the license terms, then click I agree. Click Next.
  11. If you have a licensed copy of SAP ASE Suite:
    1. Specify the license type:
      • Enter a license file. If it is a served license key, you are prompted to set up the license server.
      • Use an existing license server.
      • Proceed without specifying license information for the duration of 30 days from the installation date.
    2. Specify the product edition:
      • Enterprise Edition
      • Small Business Edition
      • Developer Edition
      • Unknown – select this if you are unsure about the license type.
      Note: Choosing Unknown prevents you from being able to select Optimize SAP ASE later in the installation process.

      Depending on the edition, you can also select the license type under which the product is licensed.

    3. Configure your server to send e-mail notifications about license management events that require attention:
      • SMTP server host name
      • SMTP server port number
      • E-mail return address
      • Recipient e-mail addresses
      • Message severity that triggers e-mail messages
  12. In the preinstallation summary, verify the installation type and that you have enough disk space for the installation. Click Next.
    The installation status window displays the result of the installation process.
  13. In the Configure New Servers window, configure:
    • SAP ASE
    • Backup Server
    • XP Server
    • Job Scheduler
    • SAP Control Center
  14. If you select to configure an SAP ASE, you see:
    1. The Configure with Different User Account window, which allows you to enable a different user for the SAP ASE you are installing. If you click Yes to enable a different user for the SAP ASE you are installing, enter:
      • The name of the account
      • The password of the account

      SAP ASE, Backup Server, XP Server, and Job Scheduler are then automatically configured under the account name you specify.

      If you keep the default, No, the fields are disabled.

    2. The User Configuration Data Directory window.
      Note: The default directory is the installation directory. If you specified a different directory, make sure you or the account specified in the Configure with Different User Account window has write permission to it.
      SAP ASE creates these files during installation to place in the data directory:
      • The interfaces file.

      • RUN_server file – in the ASE-16_0/install subdirectory.

      • Configuration utilities log files – in the ASE-16_0/init/logs subdirectory.

      • SAP ASE configuration file (.cfg) – in the ASE-16_0 subdirectory.

      • SAP ASE shared memory file (.krg) – in the ASE-16_0 subdirectory.

      • SAP ASE SySAM properties file – in the ASE-16_0/sysam subdirectory.

      • Job Scheduler template .ini files – in the ASE-16_0/jobscheduler/Templatessubdirectory.

      Database device files and server error log files are also created in the data directory you specify, but you can move them after the installation is finished.

Configure some basic settings for SAP ASE, Backup Server, Job Scheduler self-management, Web Services, and the SAP Control Center.

Related concepts
SAP ASE Upgrades
Managing SAP ASE with SAP Control Center
Related tasks
Minimally Configuring an SAP ASE Server