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New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS2 – Part 2 – Installation

This blog includes installation of S/4HANA 1610 FPS2 and 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

There is the video for installation of previous version S4HANA 1610 FPS0 for reference:


It is recommended to install SuSE Linux version 11.4 ,
TIP: Please refer SAP Note 2195019 – Linux: Using SAP kernel 748 and higher or SAPinst 749 and higher on RHEL 6, OL6 and SLES 11.
You can check your operating system version as below:

sid-hdb-s4h:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
  SuSE-release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
  VERSION = 11


If you already have a database, please patch the database to 122_02 or higher and you can create container using command:


It takes about 2 minutes to create database with this command.


Please use commands below. You could alternatively use hdblcmgui, I used below procedure because hdblcmgui did not allow me to change instance number to 02.

First unpack the archive in folder 51051151_HANASP12_4

====================================================LINUX SCREEN START
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/51051151_HANASP12_4 # SAPCAR –xvf IMDB_SERVER100_122_4-10009569.SAR
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/51051151_HANASP12_4/SAP_HANA_DATABASE # ./hdbinst

Installation done
Log file written to '/var/tmp/hdb_HDB_install_2016-11-01_13.35.45/hdbinst.log' on host 'sid-hdb'.

After installation of HANA database in case you would like to install integrated livecache, please add the plugin as below,unpack HANA DATABASE LCAPPS archive:

sid-hdb:/sapmedia/51051151_HANASP12_3 # SAPCAR –xvf IMDB_LCAPPS100_122P_40-20010426.SAR
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/51051151_HANASP12_3/SAP_HANA_LCAPPS # ./hdbinst

======================================================LINUX SCREEN ENDS

After installation, logon to HANA Database using HANA Studio and add system
Host Name : <your hostname or ip>
Instance Number: 02
Click Next and in the following screen enter User Name SYSTEM and Password
Click on Finish to exit.

TIP: Please change the log mode if you don’t want to be spend time on log maintenance:
In HANA studio –> Configuration –> global.ini –> persistence and set the parameter log_mode to overwrite. When you change the log mode, you must restart the database system to activate the changes. It is also recommended that you perform a full data backup. You can also set the log_mode to ‘overwrite’ using the following SQL-Statement:

ALTER SYSTEM ALTER CONFIGURATION (‘global.ini’, ‘SYSTEM’) SET (‘persistence’, ‘log_mode’) = ‘normal‘ WITH RECONFIGURE;


Please extract media files in folders as mentioned in New Installation of S/4HANA 1610 – Part 1 – media download using Maintenance Planner in folders:
51050947_LANG       (Optional)
51051135_SCM          (Optional)
51051432_KERNEL   (Optional, needed for separate web dispatcher install)
I have extracted all above under folder /sapmedia.

Extract the SWPM SAR file as below
 sid-hdb:/ # cd /install
 sid-hdb:/install # /sapmedia/SAPCAR -xvf /sapmedia/download/SWPM10SP19_7-20009701.SAR

You should get message at the end of this that
 SAPCAR: 1584 files(s) extracted

Start x-Windows software such as Exceed or X-ming and set the DISPLAY variable needed to confirm x-Windows is working.

I have edited file to change SID from S4A to S4H due to SID restriction on my Maintenance Planner.

Execute combined installation of SWPM + SUM in single command line as below:

sid-hdb:/install#./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME=vhcals4hci SAPINST_STACK_XML=/sapmedia/download/sapmedia/download/MP_Stack_1000109478_2038a.xml

I am showing only the important screens as most screens are self explanatory. Select Standard System from path below:

TIP: In the above screen if you see all choices to install other software then there is some issue with your stack.xml file and you should investigate.

Click on Next and Select Custom

Click on Next and enter name of SID. In this case S4H:
SAP System ID (SAPSID) S4H SAP Mount Directory /sapmnt

Click on Next and specify fqdn:
Set FQDN for SAP system     checked
DNS Domain Name for SAP System dummy.nodomain

Click on Next and specify Master password and confirm password Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and enter password details for user s4hadm Xxxxxxxn
You will get message box regarding enabling R3load massloader, Click on OK

Click on Next and enter Database System Administrator password for this screen
Database ID (DBSID) HDB Database Host   vhcalhdbdb
Instance Number   02 Password of DBA  Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and enter path for the downloaded media from Maintenance Planner
Package Path: /sapmedia/download
The screen changes to show status as available

Click on Next and remove checkmark on Install liveCache for SAP System.
Install liveache for SAP System Checked

TIP: If you want the livecache to be installed please make sure that HANA database LCAPPS plugin is installed before starting sapinst, otherwise you will get error below:

Click on Next and choose radio button Local Client Directory

Click on Next and enter path for RDBMS HANA Client. /sapmedia/51051522_CLIENT

Click on Next and enter path for Installation Export 1 S/4HANA 1610 /sapmedia/51050947_EXP1

Click on Next and enter HANA DB Instance Number 02 and Password Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and enter DBACOCKPIT password and confirm Schema password Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and enter Schema password and confirm Schema password Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and select radip button Enable declustering / depooling of all ABAP tables.

Click on Next and leave Number of parallel  jobs at default to 48

Click on Next and accept or change the values:
PAS Instance Number 00, PAS Instance Host vhcals4hci
ASCS Instance Number 01, ASCS Instance Host Name vhcals4hcs

Click on Next and enter the password for ICM webadm

Click on Next and leave default radio button at No SLD destination

Click on Next and leave default radio button at Do not create Message Server Access Control List

Click on Next and enable checkmarks at Install integrated web dispatcher and Install Gateway integrated in ASCS instance.

Click on Next and leave default dispatcher parameters HTTPS Port 44300, Encryption Always.

Click on Next and , select Run TMS config and enter password for TMSADM in Client 000

Click on Next and for Import SPAM/SAINT Update select radio button Yes
Specify the location of SPAM/SAINT Update Archive as /sapmedia/download/KD75165.SAR
This will save time later having to do it at the time of SUM installation.

Click on Next and leave radio button at default No for Import ABAP Transports

Click on Next and enter the details of SUM as /sapmedia/download/SUM10SP19_6-20006543.SAR

Click on Next and enter password of System Administrator Xxxxxxxn

Click on Next and select additional languages as needed and define media path

Click on Next and select radio button – Individual Key (Recommended for Productive Systems)

On the Next screen Capture details of storage Key ID and Value

Click on Next screen as we do not have any additional transports with SWPM

Click on Next we will not install any additional languages besides English and German

Here is the summary of all options
Click on Next to confirm and begin the installation.

TIP: The high hitter phases for time duration were Import ABAP and Create DDL Views (RUTDDLSCREATE). The system and used memory for database was high. So for MDC and MCOD scenario, free up memory by unloading tables in other tenants/databases. In MCOS scenario please shutdown other databases. The video shown at the beginning has clock showing the time in fast forward as the installation progresses.

Here are some milestones with starting point after all sapinst screen inputs are completed. For higher end systems the time required will be lower, the figures are only to be used as guidance.


As we executed combined SWPM+SUM you should have filesystem /usr/sap/S4H/SUM. If not, don’t worry, please extract it as below 2 commands:

as s4hadm
cd /usr/sap/S4H
SAPCAR -xvf /sapmedia/download/SUM10SP19_6-20006543.SAR
as root
ps –ef | grep –i sapup
/usr/sap/S4H/SUM/abap/SUMSTART confighostagent
TIP: Please check that your /windows/drivers/etc/host file contains entry with IP address mapped to hostname vhcals4hci.
c:\users\mahesh>type c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts  vhcals4hci vhcals4hci.dummy.nodomain vhcals4hcs vhcals4hcs.dummy.nodomain vhcalhdbdb vhcalhdbdb.dummy.nodomain

Open Google Chrome browser (latest version recommended) Enter URL:

In case you get screen below please click on Advanced and then “Proceed to vhcals4hci(unsafe)

Enter s4hadm/(password you used before) in the screen below

TIP: If you get message that Page is Unresponsive just click on Wait.

Provide details of the stack.xml and it is good to download the file crlbag.p7s for archive verification so you know in advance if any file is corrupted.EXTRACTION PHASE

Click on Next and enter the Instance Number 00

Click on Next and you may be prompted for SPAM update if this was not included in SWPM in previous step. Please download as mentioned in New Installation of S/4HANA 1610FPS0 – Part 1 – media download using Maintenance Planner and extract SPAM as shown below
sid-hdb-s4h:s4hadm 50> SAPCAR -xvf /sapmedia/download/KD75165.SAR
Click on Next and select radio button Import SPAM version 65

Click on Next and enter DDIC password, SAPABAP1 schema password and SYSTEM password XxxxxxxnClick on X to close window
Select Next at screen (7%) PREP_CONFIGURATIN/INITSUBST

Click on Next and enter details

Click on Next and you will get this error message for missing SAP Note
Logon to the S4H instance and Apply SAP Note 2408559 using SNOTE

Click on Next
Click ON Next and there is no change request for PREP_EXTENSION/BIND_PATCH

Click ON Next and there is no transport request for PREP_INTEGRATION/ADJUSTPREP

Click on Next screen for Current Phase: PREP_INSTALL/WINSERV_DEL_SHD0

Click on Next

Click on Next at Current Phase: PREP_ACTCONVCHECKS/JOB_MC01_CACL_CDP_PRE

Click on Next , Lock Now is selected in next screen in phase MAIN_INIT/REPOCHK_EHPI


Click on Next (26%) Current Phase MAIN_DTTRANSSHD/DOWNCONF_DTTRANS_BCK select radio button Backup completed

Click on Next at (27%) Current Phase: MAIN_DTTRANSSHD/SETSYNC_PREUP_DT_CONFIRM and make adjustments as shown in the screen.

Click on Next after making adjustments as shown in the screen at (85%) Current Phase: MAIN_TRANSEXEC/ACT_TRANS

Click Next at Current Phase: MAIN_UPTRANS/STARTSAP_PUPG

Click Next at Current Phase: MAIN_UPTRANS/UPCONF



Click Next at (90%) Current Phase: MAIN_POSTPROC/REQUPFINAL

SUM is completed. Please login to the system and check the Installed product version as:

Please find Installed Software Component version a:

TIP: Schedule complete SGEN if it is not completed so far. This will help reduce time needed for one activation stop for Best Practices Content Activation and the activation process will be speeded up a little bit.


Please apply the 5 notes below to the installed instance as per Note 2346431 – SAP S/4HANA 1610: Release Information Note. these notes are only for 1611 FPS2 and not for FPS0 or FPS1

2372221 Performance improvement on GT_ADDR_XPCPT No
2436731 Job scheduling failed due to invalid date No
2445210 SAP GUI for HTML: Incorrect handling of transaction codes with a dash ‘-‘ No
2461676 New MM-GPD stock sync validation to consider legacy MM No
2467650 Authorization issues in viewing Document Info Record No

Your system installation is complete. Congratulations !!!

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

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      Author's profile photo Petrica Avdei-Mina
      Petrica Avdei-Mina


      We are trying to activate best practices for s4hana 1610 fps2 (delivered by sap note 2436557), but we have encounter some errors on import installation data:


      Message no. /SMB/IMPORT_EXPORT077


      The installation data upload from inactive content to uploaded content in the solution builder failed. This can have many reasons.

      System Response

      The installation data is not uploaded and therefor, the solution was not activated


      Check the application log object /SMB/ subobject 'IMP_INST_DATA'.

      And also:

      Task SIMG_CFMENUORFBOBY9 (J02 (XX)) definition of file SMBA0_T030R_B12N_J0A_102.TXT cannot be loaded

      Error retrieving metadata for table V_T030K

      Missing maintenance dialog for customizing object VC_T030K, type C.

      Any idea on how to pass this errors?

      Thank you in advance!!!

      Best regards,

      Peter A.


      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      The blog for BP activation is under preparation.

      There is a very elaborate procedure for applying notes. Please refer the link for now, the doc and the blog is still in draft stages.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Mahesh,

      At step 4, could you please let us know which AddOn did you installed using SUM tool




      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sumit,

      Addons are installed as per the stack.xml created from selection in Maintenance Planner Part1.

      Author's profile photo Partha Vemuru
      Partha Vemuru

      Hi Mahesh,


      Our current system is 1610 FPS00. Can we follow upgrade path mentioned here to  have target as 1610 FPS02.



      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Partha,

      Yes, you can upgrade by using maintenance planner to download media and then using this downloaded media execute steps as mentioned in STEP 4: ADDON INSTALLATION USING SUM


      Author's profile photo Sugianto Sugik
      Sugianto Sugik

      Dear Mr Mahest Sardesai.

      I want to install sap S/4 HANA. how to get cd installer for free.

      Thanks and Best Regars.





      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sugianto,

      S/4HANA installation is not available on CD and requires download of media from Service Marketplace as mentioned in Part 1/2/3.

      You may be able to install S/4HANA rebuilt appliance using Blue Ray media available. Please refer separate blog available for this: SAP S/4HANA 1610 Fully-Activated Appliance: Create your SAP S/4HANA 1610 system in a fraction of the usual setup time

      – Mahesh

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      Former Member

      Hi Mahesh,


      Thank you for this guide! This helps me a lot on my planning. However, based from your guide, you executed SUM to install add-on.  I a bit confused since you used up-to-date installation.

      By the way, here's my target installation:

      Will the up-to-date-installation install my target versions above? Sorry, I'm a bit confused when you executed another SUM.


      Thanks and regards,


      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Denver,

      The installation export media that is available does not get you to final FPS2 level. You have to install using export media  51050947_6 to 9.
      Then you have to use SUM to install the Addons that have been provided by Maintenance Planner.


      Hope that clarifies