Why SELinux has to be disabled on RHEL before installing SAP HANA ?

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Issue

  • Why SELinux has to be disabled on RHEL before installing SAP HANA ?
  • Why SELinux has to be set to disabled for SAP HANA ?. Quoting the following documentation from SAP: Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_RHEL_6_x_Configuration_Guide_for_SAP_HANA_en Chapter 2, Section 2.3 Prepare the Host This section states, " The following preparations must be made."
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Disable SELinux in /etc/sysconfig/selinux
# sed -i 's/^SELINUX=enforcing/SELINUX=disabled/g' /etc/sysconfig/selinux
# sed -i 's/^SELINUX=permissive/SELINUX=disabled/g' /etc/sysconfig/selinux

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 / 7
  • SAP HANA

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