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This procedure is Part 1 of the series which describes the very first steps to download the media. We will focus on creating Sandbox type instance with co-deployed (embedded) gateway.

Please refer other blogs as follows:

TOPIC                                                         release-> 1709 1610 1610 1610 1511 1511
                                                                       stack-> FPS0 FPS2 FPS1 FPS0 FPS2 FPS1
Part 1 – Maintenance Planner  link link link
Part 2 – Installation  link link link
Part 3 – Best Practices Content Activation – USA  link link link link link link
Part 3A – Best Practices Content Activation – Germany  link link link link
Part 1 – Maintenance Planner link
Part 2 – Pre-checks link
Part 3 – Custom Code Migration WorkList link

For all New Installation blogs the documents are at MobileDocLink and VideoPlaylist.

Here is the video for this blog:

As a prep you may like to empty the download basket for your S-000 user so that any files added to the download basket are meant for this task and will help to ensure that only the required files are included.

You need to login to Maintenance Planner to access system assigned to your S-user. Please ensure landscape data is uploaded to SAP support portal via LMDB of SAP Solution Manager. The system that you are converting has to be defined in OSS under your customer ID. The diagram below shows the Maintenance planner cloud service and how it integrates with Customer system.The source system data is (1) sent to SLD. (2) data from SLD is synchronized with Landscape Management Database (LMDB). (3) From LMDB the data is uploaded to customer profile in SAP support portal using Solman daily job – “landscape Fetch”. If there is issue in replicating you may be asked to apply Note 2186164 – Problem in replicating systems to Maintenance Planner
TIP: This data based on Customer Number is used by Maintenance Planner for all planning activities. So ensure you use same customer number to define system in sapnet as well as use same S-user id.

Select the Fiori tile Plan for SAP S/4HANA

Choose Install a new SAP S/4HANA system. You can click on the link for the SAP S/4HANA Installation Guide for the documentation and click on Next.

In the next screen enter SID = S4H; select Target Version = SAP S/4HANA 1610; Target Stack = Initial Shipment Stack and Click on Next.

In the next screen choose Co-deployed with Backend and checkmark Target Product Instances depending on which SAP FontEnd Applications you need.

In the next scree click on Continue Planning

In the next screen Click on Next

In the next screen select OS/DB dependent files checkmark Linux on x86_64 bit and click on Confirm Selection.

In the next screen click on Next

In the next screen click on Download Stack XML, Download Stack Text File, Download PDF and Export to Excel to download the files to your desktop. Out of these you will have to ftp the stack.xml file to the server. It will look something like this – MP_Stack_2000110386_2045_.xml

Click on Push to Download Basket. This will load the Download Basket with files you need.

In the pdf file downloaded above, in the Planned Changes section there is a link provided that takes you directly to Service Marketplace to download the media.

In the screen below choose INSTALLATION

Checkmark to select below files to add to Download Basket

In addition to above please download latest version of SPAM – KD75163 or above as shown below

In case you want to install new HANA DATABASE please download media below. If you already have a database the procedure to add database container will be shown in next part. Add this to the download basket.

If you want to install LiveCache you will require the HANA database LCAPPS plugin as below:

Download all the media and separate the following into separate directories for convenience under /sapmedia:

51050947_LANG (optional)
51051135_SCM (optional)
51051432_KERNEL (optional)
download                            <- This will include all files selected from MP + SPAM + HANA DB

TIP: Please ensure the SUM version is SP18 PL5.

The next two parts in this series will cover New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 2 – Installation and New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 3 – Best Practices Content Activation.

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA RIG (Regional Implementation Group)

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  1. Joachim Rees

    Hi Mahesh,

    thanks for those blogs on how to initially install S/4HANA 1610.
    Do you also have experience you can share with us in regards to upgrading an existing S/4HANA 1511 to 1610?
    (I heard rumors about this not working so well, e.g. MARC-Appends getting lost completely in the process, do you know anything in that regard?)


    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Joachim,

      Some customers have already upgraded to S/4HANA 1610 their dev/qas landscape and are on way to move further in the project.

      Keep in mind that from 1511 to 1610 you need to go through upgrade guide and run the precheck programs “similar” to the ERP to S/4HANA but much less work involved.

      – Mahesh

  2. Former Member

    Hi Mahesh,

    many thanks for your valuable blogs! As you started in early November, you installed S/4HANA1610 with HANA 1.0. Now HANA 2.0 is out and the SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide is already based on HANA Platform Edition 2.0. Which HANA Platform Release do you suggest for installing a new S/4HANA1610 system?

    Best regards,


  3. Juan Manuel Grilo

    Hi Mashesh,

    We need to use SAP BPC 10.1 on S/4 HANA. We know We have to install the required Add-on but We are not sure which one must be installed for this purpose.

    We are stuck in the step ” Install or Maintain an Add-on”

    Do you by chance know which one need to be installed?


    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Jitendhar,

      You need to create DBCON-entries for the connection LCA, LDA and LEA (see SAP Note 1825703 – Migration SCM on SAP HANA with integrated SAP HANA liveCache ), execute the GRANT of this note. After this he should run program SLCA_INIT_FOLLOW_UP and /SAPAPO/OM_CREATE_LC_TABLES.
      You should schedule jobs: /sapapo/om_reorg_daily in each client which is liveCache relevant (per default all clients beside 000) one time every day, /sapapo/om_delete_old_simsess in one client which is LC-relevant every 30 minutes, and /sapapo/om_lcaalerts in one client every 12 hours. – Mahesh

  4. Tetyana Komlichenko

    Hello Mahesh,

    Thanks for your notes! Very useful! Did you also activated Fiori in this S/4HANA 1610? As I saw, you created this S/4HANA with embedded Fiori frontend.

    Could you also share this with us, please?

  5. Former Member

    Hi Mahesh,

    we have installed a S4HANA 1610 system & we want to use the embedded BPC, is it enabled by default or we will need to execute any post installation steps for the same ? is there any documentation available for the same, if yes, can you pls help to share the same

    Thanks, Abhi

  6. Former Member

    Hello Mahesh,

    I can see that there is an option “Java Adapter Selection” during maintenance planner run.

    I went through the S/4 HANA “Getting Started Guide” as well as “Installation Guide” and did not manage to find anything related to this Java Adapter, May I ask what this is for ?


    There are also 2 options offered for the Target Version for “Java Adapter Selection”, namely

    NW 7.51 FOR S/4 HANA OP 1610

    SAP S/4 HANA Java

    Adobe Document Services

    Enterprise Services Repository

    Advanced Adapter Engine Extnd

    SAP S/4 HANA 1610

    Integration for Elster

    Integration for Swift


    I am not sure which option I have to pick up.




    1. Mahesh Sardesai Post author

      Hi Chiwo,

      S/4HANA 1610 FPS0 standard installation does not require Java Adapter selection, Please let me know exactly what you are trying to install so I can look at component requirement.

  7. Ossama Zaiter

    Hello Mahesh,

    I have a question regarding installation of S/4HANA and both SAP ish and ish*med? and document describing this?

    Appreciate your reply



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