Recently, I ordered and installed the SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition 1511 Fully-activated Software Appliance (Blu-ray) into our internal environment for demo and presale purpose. I want to share some experience about how to order and smoothly install the software appliance.

Ordering Blu-ray

Notes:

2032086 – SAP S/4HANA On Premise Edition 1511 FPS01 Fully Activated Appliance – Central Note


1. At the current point in time, customers need a service engagement with SAP Consulting for receiving any (i.e. not just for the S/4HANA discs) pre-configured Blu-Ray disc. This is not needed for partners.

2. Customers & partners need valid licenses for the pre-configured components on the discs (partners e.g. T&D license, customers regular or trial license contract):

     a) S/4HANA

     b) HANA

     c) SAP Cash Management

     d) SAP BPC for NW (used for Integrated Business Planning for Finance)

It will takes several days before you receiving the media sent from SAP. Keep in mind that you need a blu-ray drive to read the content (There are two CDs within the package).

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There is also one document called First Steps: Installation of SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise edition 1511 fully-activated Software Applicance which gives you an overview of the various sources of information that are available for the delivered SAP production.

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Preparing Installation

Get one certified SAP HANA server with the hardware configuation below (in my case, I deploy HANA DB and SAP application server in one host):

OS: SLES 11 SP3 / SP4

CPU: 8

RAM: 256GB

HDD: 500GB

Performing Installation

Make all techinical steps mentioned in SAPNote_2202234_deliverables_2016_4.pdf attached within note 2041140

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About how to installation this software applicance, you can also refer to openSAP -> Implementation of SAP S4HANA -> Week 4 Unit 3 insts4hana Video.

https://open.sap.com/courses/s4h4/items/6OJgSCw5Ni8yG7nOlL7eYe

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Problem Fixing

After renaming, you need to perform the following activities to fix problems you may face which are not recorded in installation guide.

1. Change hostname related to the embedded webdispatcher configuration from vhcals4hcs to your current hostname in S4H_ASCS01_<hostname> profile.

2. Adjust value of HANA paremeter ssl/server_pse to new hostname if you want to use https protocal to access HANA XS service, for instance, s4demo21 is the current hostname for the machine. Then kill HANA webdispatcher service to take change into effect.

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3. Perform steps mentioned in SAP S/4 HANA other app Types Deployment (MAL) help.sap.com/disclaimer?site=https://support.sap.com/content/dam/SAAP/Sol_Pack/Library/Configuration/MAL_S4HANAX_BB_ConfigGuide_EN_XX.docx -> 3.2.2    Assignment of http Connection to All Apps in a Fiori Launchpad

4. Delete the entry below in SE16 to prevent DNS resolution error which redirects to vhcals4hcs.dummy.domain when clicking some Apps like imcoming sales order.

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5. Clean Fiori cache according to SAP Fiori – Cache Management: Clearing caches after applying patches

Addtional Information

1. If you want to logon the embedded webdispatcher, the password for user admin is Welcome1.

2. Reconfigure transport system in needed.

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  1. Monika Patel

    Thanks for sharing… 

     

    We implemented the solution (not from Blu-Ray), but followed the ACTIVATE ADMIN Guide. However are facing multiple issues – primarily due to “component compatibility” issues and many SAP NOTES are required to be applied.

     

    Also individual FIORI apps or Analytic requires some set-up.

     

    Thanks for steps and details about blu-ray.

     

    Regards,

    MP

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    1. Tong Ning Post author

      Hi Monika,

       

      Yes, I also faced some problems when deployed SAP S/4HANA Simple Finance 1503 and Fiori (no blu-ray) last year.

       

      For current support package stack level of S/4HANA on-premise 1511, maybe there are still some problems or bugs need to be fixed.

       

      Regards,

      Ning

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    2. Joerg Wolf

      Hi Monika,

       

      that’s the advantage of the Blu-Ray disc that the technical settings and SAP notes have been entered (at least as far as available at the point of cut-off).

       

      I saw that you opened a couple of posts for specific Fiori apps (I’ll ask some colleagues to look into it).

      What you also could try is to create a trial instance in SAP CAL (see my comment above, will cost you a bit of AWS budget) and compare the settings / configuration if you have a rough idea in what area the problem might lie.

       

      Best,

      Joerg

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      1. Monika Patel

        Joerg,

         

        Thanks for your reply, inputs and pointers.

         

        As I understand from my technical team is – one of the limitations of Blu-Ray disk is purchasing Vertex Licence (for US V2 RDS) – Is this MANDATORY ?

         

        For SAP Partners, is there a Trial/Free instance in SAP CAL that’s also inclusive of AWS. ?

         

        For Clients who have already invested in S/4HANA 1511 OP-Edition, what could be the suggestion?

         

        Regards,

        MP

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  2. Joerg Wolf

    Hi Ning,

     

    thanks for the feedback.

     

    I assume you are using the on-premise 1511 SP00 Blu-Ray (judged by the photos and product labels in your post) ?

     

    By now, there’s an update with FPS01 (shipped since April 4th) that is also the basis for the new S/4HANA 30-day trial. The ordering procedure stays the same, the new material number is 51050841.

    The latest version of the deployment guide for the FPS01 discs is attached to note 2032086 (which is now also mentioned in the printed version that you receive along with the FPS01 shipment).
    I added your comments about the HANA WebDisp and the Fiori Cache to the document , rest was already in (will be visible in a few hours in the note).

     

    And lastly, two more remarks since those are common questions wrt. to the Blu-Ray shipment:

    1. At the current point in time, customers need a service engagement with SAP Consulting for receiving any (i.e. not just for the S/4HANA discs) pre-configured Blu-Ray disc. This is not needed for partners.

    2. Customers & partners need valid licenses for the pre-configured components on the discs (partners e.g. T&D license, customers regular or trial license contract):

    a) S/4HANA

    b) HANA

    c) SAP Cash Management

    d) SAP BPC for NW (used for Integrated Business Planning for Finance)

     

    Best, Joerg

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    1. Tong Ning Post author

      Hi Joerg,

       

      Thanks a lot for your reminding.

       

      This document has been open for you to edit, you can directly edit this document and add the content which is needed.

       

      Regards,

      Ning

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