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SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP3 – New options for deployment and upgrade

Two months ago general availability of SAP NetWeaver 7.4 was announced.

Since then SAP NetWeaver 7.4 was downloaded more than 1000 times from SAP Service Marketplace!

Let us do a quick recap of the main capabilities of 7.4:

  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 responds to emerging market trends such as in memory, mobile and cloud.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 optimizes access to SAP HANA.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 offers new ways to bridge between on premise and on demand solutions running on SAP HANA Cloud.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 paves the way for the development of mobile apps running on popular devices such as smart phones and tablets.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 represents the foundation for SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 brings embedded NetWeaver Gateway and SAP UI5 capabilities.
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 offers new opportunities for custom development projects in the context of SAP HANA
    featuring development tools, guidelines and best practices to get the most out of SAP HANA.

Now, you might argue “Great. I heard that before, but what happens to my NetWeaver hubs such as the NetWeaver Portal, Business Warehouse or NetWeaver Process Integration in my SAP landscape? Which deployment options are available for SAP NetWeaver 7.4? How about Business Suite content for the 7.4 hubs?” and much more.

Fortunately, SAP NetWeaver 7.4 SP3 was just released. Apart from the usual maintenance aspect of a support package upgrade paths from older NetWeaver releases to 7.4 are now available. In addition the first Java based NetWeaver hubs such as AS Java, Portal, BPM and ADS are enabled to run on SAP HANA. Content questions are important in this context for obvious reasons.

 

We pulled together all the various aspects when deploying SAP NetWeaver 7.4 in the following document (with notes):

SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Deployment Options

Hope this information provides you with orientation you need for a successful deployment of 7.4 and I am happy to answer your upcoming questions.

Best regards,

Karl

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Karl,

      we are seriously looking into the option of moving business suite content onto the hubs. I think it will be a game changer for SAP and its customers. Does SAP has any plan or roadmap to support hubs for business suite? I woud appreciate, if you can provide some insights.

      Cheers,
      Srini

      Author's profile photo Karl Kessler
      Karl Kessler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Srini,

      not sure if I got your question correctly. Suite content for the 7.4 NetWeaver hubs was made available with Business Suite i2013. 7.4 content for the older releases will be validated and delivered soon (no release date available but this is typically a straight forward exercise for the colleagues. Of course, all the upgrade paths need to be considered in corresponding test cases-

      Regards

      Karl

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      Former Member

      Thank you so much for posting this helpful information.

      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Karl

      this is an excellent blog

      Would you please also tag it netweaver_architecture and architecture so that it is visible in the new SCN NetWeaver Architecture Category

      Thanks nice weekend and best regards

      Andy

      Author's profile photo Karl Kessler
      Karl Kessler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Andy,

      thanks for the hint. I added the tags as suggested by you.

      Best regards

      Karl

      Author's profile photo Vincent TETARD
      Vincent TETARD

      Thanks Karl,

      can you please tell me for which exact version of ECC6 this SAP Netweaver 7.4 is released ?

      Best regards

      Vincent

      Author's profile photo Karl Kessler
      Karl Kessler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vincent,

      EHP 7 of ERP (part of Business Suite i2013) runs on top of NetWeaver 7.4.

      Rgds

      Karl

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Is miniSAP based on NW 7.4 for Windows on RDBMS ready ?

      Author's profile photo Karl Kessler
      Karl Kessler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Erkan,

      currently we offer Amazon based trial versions of NetWeaver 7.4 on HANA.

      Rgds

      Karl