How to run ABAP 1909 on MacOs with M1? For me, the best idea was to use UTM. I also tried before with docker without success - in the end, there was always an error.

  1. Install UTM

  2. Download Ubuntu Server x64 bit version

  3. Create virtual machine on UTM (220 GB storage, 6-7 CPU’s, additional flags)

  4. Install Ubuntu server on UTM

  5. Install docker

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install \
        ca-certificates \
        curl \
        gnupg \
    curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
    echo \
      "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] \
      $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

  6. Install ABAP 1909. Good article also here

    docker run --stop-timeout 3600 -i --name a4h -h vhcala4hci -p 3200:3200 -p 3300:3300 -p 8443:8443 -p 30213:30213 -p 30215:30215 -p 50000:50000 -p 50001:50001 -p 50013:50013 -p 50014:50014 store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909 -skip-limits-check -agree-to-sap-license

In the beginning, it is always running slow. The best idea is to use sgen and regenerate all transactions, then it should be definitely better and pretty usable :)