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Simplified Installation of SAP Fiori Apps with Maintenance Planner

Introduction

Installing SAP Fiori apps involves comprehensive consideration of technical prerequisites. SAP Fiori apps require front-end, back-end & if applicable SAP HANA components. The required front-end and back-end components are delivered in separate products and have to be installed in the system landscape. Maintenance Planner addresses the need to install front-end and back-end components delivered in separate products, by calculating all the system requirements for SAP Fiori apps installation.

Installation of SAP Fiori apps has been significantly simplified with integration between SAP Fiori apps reference library and Maintenance Planner. With this integration you can select SAP Fiori apps in SAP Fiori apps reference library which provides an overview of various available apps and their installation and configuration perquisites. Seamless integration between these two tools enables you to select SAP Fiori Apps and navigate directly to Maintenance Planner, letting you download required software packages for  back-end, front-end and SAP HANA in a single transaction.

Pictures below outlines overall process of SAP Fiori installation with SAP Fiori apps reference library and the maintenance planner.

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Figure 1: Installing SAP Fiori apps with SAP Fiori apps reference library and Maintenance planner

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Figure2: Installing SAP Fiori apps with SAP Fiori apps reference library & Maintenance planner

Installation process with Maintenance Planner offers following advantages:

  • Consolidated planning allows users to generate consolidated stack XML for all planned landscape changes
  • Installation of new systems supported
  • Required files for all involved systems can be pushed to download basket in a single planning step
  • Multiple deployment options to choose from

Planning SAP Fiori Apps Installation with Maintenance Planner

Selection of SAP Fiori Apps in SAP Fiori apps reference library

In SAP Fiori apps reference library, select SAP Fiori apps to view product features and implementation details

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Figure 3: Selection of SAP Fiori apps – SAP Fiori apps reference library

Switching on the aggregate mode will let you install multiple Fiori apps with a single transaction. Click Aggregate to view aggregated installation and configuration requirements.

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Figure 4: Aggregated installation & Configuration requirement for a selection of apps – SAP Fiori apps reference library

At this stage apps that can installed together on the same backend system need to be grouped together.

Click “Prepare Apps for planning with Maintenance Planner” to group apps that can installed together on the same backend system

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Figure 5: Prepare apps for planning with Maintenance Planner – SAP Fiori apps reference library

Navigate to Maintenance planner

Once apps are grouped, navigate to Maintenance Planner directly from implementation details tab. In this scenarios, all the apps selected can be installed in a single instance of Maintenance Planner i.e. on a single back-end system.

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Figure 6: Direct navigation to the maintenance planner– SAP Fiori apps reference library

Follow Three Step Procedure in Maintenance Planner

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Figure 7: Three step process for planning SAP Fiori installation – Maintenance Planner

Overview

Check details about technical prerequisites for front-end, back-end & SAP HANA servers.

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  Figure 8(a): Listed prerequisites for back-end, front-end & SAP HANA XS server – Maintenance Planner

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Figure 8(b): Listed prerequisites for back-end, front-end & SAP HANA XS server – Maintenance Planner

Select Systems

In the next step, select Systems to install required product versions.

Maintenance Planner provides following details for back-end server:

  1. Current software version
  2. Minimal required release
  3. With above information and target version can selected

Maintenance planner provides options to select existing system, install a new system for front-end & SAP HANA XS server. New installation of front-end and SAP HANA system is supported. For existing systems current software state is displayed and target version can selected.

Maintenance planner offers flexibility of multiple deployment options. Following deployment options are possible with maintenance planner:

  1. Separate front-end, back-end and SAP Hana systems.
  2. Co-deployed front-end and back-end system with SAP HANA deployed separately.
  3. Co-deployed back-end and SAP HANA system with Front end deployed separately.
  4. Front-end, back-end and SAP HANA co-deployed.

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Figure 9: System Selection – Maintenance Planner

  Impacted Systems

Once you have made the system selection, click Next to view the snapshot of all the impacted systems.

At this stage you can proceed to select files and download installation archives or chose install additional software to iteratively install additional software.

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Figure 10 : Snapshot of impacted system – Maintenance Planner

The following icons indicate the type of action that is planned:

  • Fig13.jpg Indicates that the software is to be installed
  • Fig14.jpgIndicates that the software is to be updated
Select and Download Installation media

To select and download installation media select OS/DB files, select stack dependent and independent files.

Select OS/DB files for back-end & front-end systems:

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Figure 11(a): Selection of OS/DB files – Maintenance Planner

Select OS/DB files for both systems and click Confirm Selection.

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Figure 11b) : Selection of OS/DB files – Maintenance Planner

Click Next and move to the next step.

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Figure 12 : Selection of stack dependent and independent files – Maintenance Planner

Download all the relevant files by clicking Download Stack XML and click Push to Download Basket to download the archives to download basket.

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Figure 13: Download stack.xml, Maintenance Plan and push archives to download basket– Maintenance Planner

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Figure 14: Pushing archives to download basket- Maintenance Planner

Provide an appropriate name for  the transaction and click Save to save your changes.

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Figure 15: Planning saved in Maintenance Planner

Open the Maintenance Plan, download the installation media files with the link provided in the Maintenance Plan.

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Figure 16: Link in the Maintenance Plan to download the installation media files.

Once you have downloaded the stack.xml and the relevant archives and tools, you can use relevant tools to implement the planned landscape changes.

Additional Information

About Maintenance Planner: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-65243

SAP Fiori – Installation http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-53175

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