Need to change before its too Late!!!
My Self SAP R/3 4.0B who was supported by Solaris 5.1 and Oracle 8.1. We have been together for a long time supporting each other to full fill the requirement of our co-workers. But now i am looking for change and growth in the valley of SAP. During the time i have read the below phrase and decided to have a change!!!
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or present are
certain to miss the future.
BY John F Kennedy
So i want to upgrade by self to the new platform and yes i know without a struggle there will be no change.
Raodmap which i have chosen to upgrade myself is tuff but feasible to achieve it. So here i go with a ray of hope.
Source System Configuration
|SAP System||SAP R/3 4.0B|
|Operating System||Solaris 5.1|
Target System Configuration
|SAP System||EHP7 for SAP ERP 6.0|
|Operating System||Linux Suse SLES11|
Migration Path Chosen by me for my New Destination
I have divided my journey in two parts which has 2migration_2SAP upgrade_1Oracle upgarde.
First migration consist of below environment and steps.
We have checked the SAP note 149065 for the below feasibility.
1. Performed system copy of source system to the below environment as per the sapnote 149065 (Export/import method)
2. After the system copy , Upgrade the system to 4.6C
3. After the upgrade of the SAP system , Upgrade the oracle
|SAP System||SAP R/3 4.0B|
|Operating System||Linux Suse SLES8|
|SAP system Upgrade||Upgrade the system from SAP R/3 4.0B to SAP R/3 4.6C|
|Oracle Upgrade||Upgrade the oracle to 11g|
Second Migration consist of below Environment and Steps.
1. Performed another system copy using backup/restore method as per the sapnote 1487754 and on the environment mentioned in the below table.
2. Upgrade the SAP System from SAP R/3 4.6C to EHP7 for SAP ERP 6.0
|SAP System||SAP R/3 4.6C|
|Operating System||Linux Suse SLES 11|
|Upgrade the SAP System||Upgrade the SAP System from SAP R/3 4.6|
Overall Plan for my Change in the Valley of SAP
Requesting all the Experts to share their views on this.
Dear Juan Reyes and Reagan Benjamin
Kindly share your views on this. I will write some blog based on other OS/DB as well
At a very high level, I would save the first migration and upgrade to 4.6c on the current box. Unless PAM says otherwise.
Thank you juan for the valuable suggestion 🙂
I have gone through PAM and sapnotes 156548 - Released operating systems SAP kernel 4.6x ORACLE (version 120 of the sapnote)
which has not said anything regarding the solaris 5.1
I think you should be able to upgrade the existing system to R/3 4.6C on the same hardware. Check the SAP note 335690 - Special Support of DB & OS releases for SAP upgrade/installa. If yes, then you should upgrade the system first and then migrate it to new hardware and upgrade DB to 11G and finally upgrade SAP to EHP7. It should be possible to migrate the system to Oracle 11G directly instead of to 9i, I have done it but it needs some extra work. If your system is non unicode then consider unicode conversion.
Your source is non-Unicode. So please mind to migrate to Unicode as well.