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hana-client (5) Versions 2.0.1

Installs/Configures Hana Client for Windows only

cookbook 'hana-client', '= 2.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'hana-client', '= 2.0.1'
knife supermarket install hana-client
knife supermarket download hana-client
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hana-client Cookbook

This cookbook installs the specified version of the SAP HANA Client on a windows
machine. Just plug in the location of your SAPCAR.exe extractor, and the SAR

This is a BYOP cookbook (Bring Your Own Package). You
need to provide a download location for SAPCAR and the SAR package.


This cookbooks supports the following windows versions, and has been tested on
SAP's internal cloud and AWS as noted below.

OS Internally Tested AWS EC2 Tested
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 TP
Windows 10

Attributes <a name="attributes"></a>

Basic & Required

You need to provide these values to the cookbook so that it can install the
client on your system. You may have specified these values as a part of
another cookbook.

Key Type Description Default
['sap']['sapcar'] String The URL to the SAPCAR executable to be used for extracting the SAP package N/A
['hana-client']['package'] String The complete URL to the SAP SAR package for the HANA client to be installed N/A

Advanced & Optional

These attributes are used to fine tune the installation.

Key Type Description Default
['hana-client']['destination'] String This is where the HANA client will live on your system. c:\sap
['hana-client']['uninstall_resintall'] Boolean Signals the removal of any existing HANA clients in the destination false




  • :install
  • :uninstall

Use the actions to install or remove an installation of the client to or from
the specified location. uninstall removes any HANA client(s) found in the
root path.

hana_client "C:\\Root\\Path\\To\\Install\\hana-clientent\\" do
  installer "C:\\Path\\To\\Extracted\\Installer\\hdbinst.exe"
  action :install
hana_client "C:\\Root\\Path\\To\\Finhana-clientent\\" do
  action :uninstall


Use hana_client_sap_media to extract an SAP SAR file to a specific location.

hana_client_sap_media "Source.SAR" do
  remote_path "Destination for extracted files"
  sapcar "URL://of.SAPCAR/for/extraction"



So you want to install the HANA client? In addition to the resources
provided above, you can use this cookbook's default recipe to install the SAP
HANA Client. Here's how:

  1. Depend on me (in your metadata.rb).
depends 'hana-client'
  • Tell me about your files (where to find them) and options (using

    • [REQUIRED]: Location of SAPCAR.
    • [REQUIRED]: Location of the SAR package you want.
    • [OPTIONAL]: Change the default installation directory.
    • [OPTIONAL]: Set the reinstall flag to remove any previous client.
  • Include hana-client in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [

License and Authors



Copyright 2019, SAP

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

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There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

hana-client CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the hana-client cookbook.


  • Dan-Joe - BREAKING CHANGE - update to reflect lack of support for chef 11.


  • Dan-Joe - Added more complete test suites
  • Dan-Joe - Updates to .kitchen.yml to support new functionality
  • Dan-Joe - Updated for better functionality on non-windows machines.
  • Dan-Joe - Converged old style LWRPs into Custom Resources
  • Dan-Joe - Re-factor of logic and flow, consolidation of duplicated code


  • Dan-Joe - Fix for issue with slashes in the path when running on chef-server.
  • Dan-Joe - Added issues and source urls in metadata.
  • Dan-Joe - Improvements for remote file resource OS agnosticity.


  • Dan-Joe - Initial public release of hana-client.

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