Installing SAP Netware ABAP 7.51 SP02 on CentOS 7 Minimal

You can find great documentation for installing SAP Netware ABAP 7.51 SP02 at Julie blog post. I didn’t use shared OS because of huge disk/ram usage.


Install your favorite text editor

Install nano, vim, etc with yum.

[code]yum install nano[/code]

Enable ssh for root

You can open multiple terminal and make copy paste with ssh to your server.

[code]nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config[/code]

Remove # for uncomment line “PermitRootLogin yes” or add it if missing.
[code]service sshd restart[/code]

Disable firewall

You need to open a lot of port for SAP Netware in firewall. You can disable firewall instead of configuring it.

[code]service firewalld stop
systemctl disable firewalld[/code]

Install uuidd package

SAP Netware using uuidd library for generating GUID, install it.

[code]yum install uuidd[/code]

Install vmware tools and shared folder

Install open-vm-tools.

[code]yum install open-vm-tools[/code]

You can find vmware tools in VMWare Virtual Machine menu as Install VMware Tools. Then you can check /mnt folder for CD which including tools. Copy it to your temp.

[code]cp VMwareTools-10.x.tar.gz /tmp
tar -zxvf VMwareTools-10.x.tar.gz[/code]

Install python for tools installer.

[code]yum install python[/code]

Change directory to extracted folder then run tools installer.

[code]phyton install[/code]


Start installation script with below arguments.

[code]./ -g -s[/code]

Mount shared folder in VM

You can use below command for mount shared folder to VM guest. You need install vmware tools before use this.
[code]/usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o subtype=vmhgfs-fuse,allow_other[/code]