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.

Prerequest

Install your favorite text editor

Install nano, vim, etc with yum.

yum install nano
Enable ssh for root

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

nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Remove # for uncomment line “PermitRootLogin yes” or add it if missing.

service sshd restart

Disable firewall

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

service firewalld stop
systemctl disable firewalld
Install uuidd package

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

yum install uuidd
Install vmware tools and shared folder

Install open-vm-tools.

yum install open-vm-tools

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.

cp VMwareTools-10.x.tar.gz /tmp
tar -zxvf VMwareTools-10.x.tar.gz

Install python for tools installer.

yum install python

Change directory to extracted folder then run tools installer.

phyton install vmware-install.pl

Installation

Start installation script with below arguments.

./install.sh -g -s

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.

/usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o subtype=vmhgfs-fuse,allow_other