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Author's profile photo Roland Kramer

Upgrade was never been easier …

Always check the Software Logistics Tools first!

With the Release of the current SL toolset 1.0 SP12 – SL Toolset 1.0 SPS 12: improved Software Logistics Tools there is now a new option for ABAP and JAVA based Upgrades available.

Already introduced with the database migration option (DMO) the new SAPUI5 based Frontend allows even more possibilities when it comes to the monitoring of any Upgrade process despite the underlying database – SUM: New SL Common UI available for AS ABAP scenarios

ℹ the activation for SSL together with the SAPHostAgent can be found in this SFG Document – SAP First Guidance – SAP-NLS Solution with SAP IQ

If the SUM Process won’t start, see also the workaround on Page 25 in the following Presentation – Upgrade to SAP Business Warehouse 7.40

This Graphic shows the old and new UI access:

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All common Browser types are supported, i.e. IE 11, Google, Firefox in their latest Versions.

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one of the mayor advantages is the fact, that the SAPHostAgent which is part of every SAP based Installation takes care of the complete communication between the SAPup and the Frontend without having an online Window to the OS open.

Various Options allow a flexible usage of the new SUM UI in the usage of the upgrade process.

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Different colors show individual process steps with different importance or errors

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Additional possibilities like access to important log files can be accessed via “tail mode” independent to the used Backend OS.

 

See also Updating SAP Systems Using Software Update Manager 1.0 SP13 for ABAP based system, and Near-Zero Downtime Maintenance 1.0 SP13 Java for JAVA based systems (Note 1994273 – SUM for Java: Starting the SL Common GUI).


Roland Kramer, PM EDW (BW/HANA/IQ), SAP SE
@RolandKramer

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      Author's profile photo Srinivas Kakarla
      Srinivas Kakarla

      Ronald,

      Thanks for these exciting details. I understand SP12 is offering better parallelization when compared to SP11. Can you share any details on this?

      Thanks,

      Srinivas K

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      You might find your Answer here - The specified item was not found. as I'm not aware of this option at this time.

      Best Regards Roland

      Author's profile photo Chris Kernaghan
      Chris Kernaghan

      Ronald,

      I have loved the improvements that SAP have made on their Upgrade and Installation tools, I have not played with them in the last 3 months so I think I'll be taking a look over the weekend.

      Good blog

      Chris

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Looking forward to try it out.

      Note 2107392 - SL Common UI for AS ABAP scenarios in SUM is not released yet.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Is “available on request” still valid like mentioned in SUM: New SL Common UI available for AS ABAP scenarios ?

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      Please get in contact with Stefan Müller as he will make the Pilot usage for you available.

      Best Regards Roland

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Roland, my question was just the other way round: I don't want to be a pilot/beta tester.

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      Don't worry. I already tried it and it is even better as the DMO UI which is already available since SUM 1.0 SP08. See this rather as a special treatment as you will gain from additionally support.

      Best Regards Roland

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Ok, next time, I'm already here 🙂 :

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      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      You can switch at any time during the process, like I did with my current SPS Import.

      Best Regards Roland