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SAP S/4 HANA On premise edition 1511: Installation Step

This document outline the step by step process of SAP S/4 HANA On premise edition 1511 installation. For Post installation step please refer SAP S/4 HANA On premise edition 1511: Post Installation Step

Fresh SAP S/4 HANA On premise edition 1511: Installation Guide

1    Typographic Conventions

Type Style Represents Example


<SAPSID> SAP System name in uppercase                   XXX

<SAP_release> SAP release of the system                    608 (ERP 6.0 EHP 8)

<SYSNR> SAP System number                                     XX

<sapexe_dir> Directory of the SAP Kernel                      \usr\sap\EC4 \sys\exe\run;

<hostname> Host servername in lowercase                    XXXXXXXXXX

<platform> Os Version                                                  suse linux x86_64

<mount Directory> SAP Mount Directory                       /sapmnt

2    Prerequisites

2.1 Access Requirements

The following access is required in order to perform the installation:


Access Required

Remote Desktop Connection to server

Root access to the server

Access to SAP market place

2.2 Installation Parameters

Values for the following parameters will be requested during the installation.  These can be determined from the SAP Detailed Design.




Name of server on which system is being installed


SAP system identifier. This is a three character identifier used for the SAP system and DB system.

2.3 SAP Notes Implementation

SAP Notes Implementation:

2226371 – SAP S/4HANA On-Premise 1511 collective note for content activation

2244659 – SAP Best Practices for S4HANA on premise edition Germany (DEV2)

2246714 – SAP S/4HANA On-Premise 1511 – SAP S/4HANA Server SPS01 (02/2016) content activation note

2257369 – Missing entries in table T160M leads to activation errors during solution builder content activation

2269628 – Unjustified error message in settlement

2.4 References

S/4 Hana Help –

Configure system to connect to the System Landscape Directory of SAP Net Weaver (SLD) –

File system and directory structure please follow –

Automated Initial Setup of ABAP-Based Systems Information published on SAP site – (Do not run using DDIC User. Create a Separate user)

Perform Client Copy from ‘000’ using suitable profile to client 100, based on if ‘SAP Best Practice Content’  is to be used or not –

Importing solutions from SAP Best Practices content –  – Post Installation – Getting the most Recent Best Practices Content

2.5 Preparation

Media Download and extraction



Download SWPM tool

Download the latest SWPM tool.

Download Export and HANA Client DVD

Installations and Upgrades – S” SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE” SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1511

Download RDBMS DVD


Extracting the media files:

Follow note 886535

Unrar is required for these other platforms (Linux, Solaris, AIX, Tru64, HP-UX).
The command:
                    unrar x <archivname(exe-file)>
triggers the unpacking process. The data is unpacked to the current directory. The command
                    unrar -h
displays further options.

There will be four files extracted (two exe and two .rar).

Do not create folder separately for the 4 files. Use the following command for the two .exe files one at a time (no need to run the .rar files) from the original path of the files. The .exe files will extract the corresponding .rar files and create the folder accordingly.



Set Environment varaiables from the same session where SWPM tool will be executed

export TEMP_DIR=/sapmnt/swpm_log/

export TEMP=/sapmnt/swpm_log/

export TMP=/sapmnt/swpm_log/

export TMP_DIR=/sapmnt/swpm_log/

Note : In order to save space in root the /tmp directory has been set in /sapmnt by setting the environment variables. The environment variables should be set from the same session from where the sapinst is executed.

OS settings

Follow SAP Note # 1824819 (Recommended OS setting).

Check for the file system.

It is assumed that all the file system and required directoy structure are done by OS team as per the requirement from SAP Basis.

Note: SAP file systems are created during the installation and do not required create separately.

For the file system and directory structure please follow

We are now all set to start the installation:

Run the SWPM tool


3    Installation of S/4 HANA Core



Here in this case Application Server ABAP has been selected as Standard System.


Installation type has been selected as Custom since we have changed the SAP Mount point directory from default to /sapmnt.



Provide the DNS Domain name


Select the kernel file


Master Password


Provide <sid>adm password and leave other field as default.


Click Ok


In this step we will provide the details of the RDBMS.


The system will automatically take a free instance number



Select LABEL.ASC for S/4 HANA om Premise Edition



Select the LABEL.ASC from the other Export DVD.


Select the Label.ASC for RDBMS.






Select Default


Select default


Input number of parallel jobs



Provide details of the SLD if you have the SLD . In this scenario No SLD destination was selected.





Parameter Summary.


The installation started


Installation is complete.


System Status details


Component details


SAP HANA Studio overview screen



This concludes the installation of S/4 HANA on Premise edition 1511. Please refer  SAP S/4 HANA On premise edition 1511: Post Installation Step for the post installation steps.  

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