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This blog is for Conversion from ECC6/EHP6 to S/4HANA 1809FPS0t3 of the conversion steps to be done in sequence below. Maintenance Planner (MP) checks your components, add-ons, active business functions and industry solutions to ensure compatibility with the SAP S/4HANA 1809FPS0. This is a mandatory step that creates the stack file used during the t5 – SUM tool process. We will focus on Sandbox type system with co-deployed (embedded) gateway.

Download the Maintenance Planner User Guide for reference

Please find other blogs as follows:

S/4HANA  SQUARE  ONE

NEW INSTALLATION PART 1 – MP          PART 2 –  Installation
PART 3 –  BP Activation
S/4HANA 1809 FPS0    link link link
S/4HANA 1709 FPS2            link link link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1  link link link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1709 FPS0    link link link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1610 FPS2  link link link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1610 FPS1 link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0 link link link -US   link -DE
S/4HANA 1511 FPS2/1   link FPS2/link FPS1
S/4HANA UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809 FPS0              link link link link
SYSTEM CONVERSION t2 –  RC     t3 – MP      t4 – SIC      
t5 – CCM      t6 – SUM       
S/4HANA 1809 FPS0  link link link link EHP7/hdb
EHP6/db6
EHP5/ora
EHP6/mss
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0         link link link
S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE         INSTALL USING MEDIA    ACTIVATE FROM CAL          
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1 link link
S/4HANA CLOUD         CPM      MASTER  CONTENT   EMAIL
OUTPUT MANAGEMENT     link  link  link link

Please 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.
System data is uploaded to the Customer Profile via SLD and LMDB; in the Maintenance Planner changes are defined and stack.xml and download basket are prepared. Consuming tools are Software Provisioning Manager Software (SWPM), Software Update Manager (SUM). etc.

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 PlannerAlso apply min SPAM 69 in source system.

TIP: Maintenance planner separates data based on Customer Number. So ensure you use same customer number to define system in sapnet using the S-user id belonging to this same Customer number.

It is recommended to connect your system to Solution Manager but if it is not yet connected or if it is not updating Maintenance Planner (MP) correctly, please use this workaround to Add System in MP.

Logon to the S/4HANA backend system in client 000Enter tCode SPAM -> Utilities -> Generate system info XML -> download file.If the above menu option is not available, run report  RSLANG20 as per Note 2645566 – Option SPAM->Utilities->Generate System info XML is missing

Logon to Maintenance Planner, Explore Systems

Click on (1) Add System and choose file systeinfo_<SID>.xml and confirm upload

Your system should be available in Maintenance Planner as shown above (2) E6D.

TIP: For Central HUB deployment follow the above steps to Add the Front End Server to Maintenance Planner.

Click on E6D System above. If the status of Verify is ERROR you will have to click and answer questions that come up.and then Save/Activate. Please click on Plan below:

TIP: In case your system is at a stack level below minimum, DMO/SUM tool will stop with error at PREP_INPUT_CHECK/SUMCHK. The release note 2625407 has details on minimum netweaver stack level which is lower than Plan minimum software release below. Also note that you will have to create stack.xml after the stack level has been upgraded to the min level.

If system is above minimum stack level, Click on (1) Plan a Conversion to SAP S/4HANA, (2) SAP S/4HANA 1809, (3) Initial Shipment Stack. Select any of the components required  from below and click on Confirm Selection.
While selecting above, you may get messages for different types of issues as below and you may not be able to proceed further until the issues are resolved. Some may be resolved through OSS message.

TYPE 1: ADD-ONS

The example is as shown below: Please refer Note 2214409 – SAP S/4HANA: Compatible Add-ons and Note 2214409 – SAP S/4HANA: Compatible Add-ons

TYPE 2: UNINSTALLABLE ADD-ONS

For Uninstalling Add-Ons please refer Note 2011192 – Uninstallation of ABAP add-ons The individual Add-on notes are indicated above.

TYPE 3: BUSINESS FUNCTIONS ALWAYS OFF IN 1809

Please refer Note 2240359 – SAP S/4HANA: Always-Off Business Functions There are attachment files with details of Business Functions for every S/4HANA release. The RULE is:

Business Functions [Possible status: always_on | customer_switchable | always_off]
• (Business function ON in source) && (Defined always_off in target) => conversion not possible
• (Business function OFF in source) && (Defined always_on in target ) => business function activated during conversion.

TYPE 4: BUSINESS FUNCTIONS ALWAYS ON IN 1809

Please refer Note 2240360 – SAP S/4HANA: Always-On Business Functions

TYPE 5: BUSINESS FUNCTIONS DELETED BY TOOL


The Business Function LOG_EHS_PSS_CONC4PSS would be deleted during the upgrade. You may also like to check if Note 2369043 – SFW: S/4HANA 1610 installations with inconsistent SFW_ACTIVE_B2 content applies.

TYPE 6: 3RD PARTY COMPONENTS


Please refer SAP Note 2696603 – SAP S/4 HANA, on-premise edition 1809 : Compatible partner products

TYPE 7: INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS

Please refer SAP Note 2214213 for supported industry solutions

TYPE 8: COMPONENTS NOT CHECKED


The above provides information is provided at the end, if the system has JAVA technical system connections.

If there were no showstoppers, please proceed …

For Embedded Fiori FrontEnd Server deployment, please select Install or Maintain an Add On as below:To add Fiori FrontEnd server select (1) Install or MaintainAdd-on, (2) Fiori for SAP S/4HANA 1809, (3) Initial Shipment, (4) SAP Fiori FrontEnd Server and (5) Initial Shipment. Click on Confirm Selection and Click on Next

Select Linux on x86_64 64 bit, Confirm Selection

Click on Stack Ind files NON-ABAP below
Deselect the languages not applicable as below and click on Next.

TIP: Before you click on Push to Download Basket, in the next screen, 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.

In the next screen click on Download Stack XMLDownload 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_2000540583_20181011_.xml

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.

TIP: After the sandbox upgrade, for upgrading the landscape please download stack.xml for entire landscape - DEV, QAS, PROD, etc as Maintenance Planner may have slight changes over time.

Download all the media into /sapmedia/download. You need the files below for the installation, please check if these are in download folder: SUM20SP03_1-80002456.SAR – or latest version of Software Update Manager.

TIP: To save time needed for scanning files, move files S4HANAOP103_LOAD* to a separate folder like /sapmedia/1809_EXP.

OTHER FILES NEEDED:

In addition you need below file:
crlbag.p7s from https://tcs.mysap.com/crl/crlbag.p7s
Please upload the stack.xml file manually as this is not included in download.

TARGET DATABASE (HDB):

You need HANA database (min SPS03 Rev 33)please download the files below from Software Downloads => SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES => SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION => SAP HANA DATABASE 2.0

You also need to download latest version of the HANA client from Software Downloads => SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES => SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION => SAP HANA CLIENT 2.0

If you want to install LiveCache you will require the HANA database LCAPPS plugin from Software Downloads => SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES => SAP HANA PLATFORM EDIT 1.0 =>  HANA LCAPPS => SAP HANA LCAPPS 1.00

Download all the media and separate the following into separate directories for convenience under /sapmedia
IMDB_SERVER20_33_0-80002031.SAR
IMDB_CLIENT20_003_119-80002082.SAR
IMDB_LCAPPS_2033_0-20010426.SAR
IMDB_AFL20_033_0-80001894.SAR

SOURCE DATABASE HDB:

You may have to upgrade database to min HANA 2 SPS3 Rev33. May be a 2 step upgrade..
Ref Note 2372809 – Guideline for Upgrading a SAP HANA 1.0 to SAP HANA 2.0 System

Check which plugins are installed in HANA Database using studio, Administration=> Overview.

TIP: In case the HANA database has AFL plugin installed you will need the corresponding AFL plugin file, download it together. If you download later on, and the available download for HANA server  changes to a higher patch even within rev 33, you cannot just download AFL available at that time  when AFL is at available at higher level. It is recommended to download the needed plugins at same time. Also evaluate the need for plugins and uninstall using hdblcm of the currently installed release before upgrade if not needed.

SOURCE DATABASE DB6:

Upgrade to DB6 version 10.5 FP6 or higher as per Note 2631152

SOURCE DATABASE ORA:

Upgrade to Oracle version 12 or higher as per Note 2631152

SOURCE DATABASE MSS:

Upgrade to MS SQL Server 2012 or higher as per Note 2631152

SOURCE DATABASE ASE:

Upgrade to SAP ASE Version 16.0 SP02 patch level 02 or higher as per Note 2631152

REFERENCES:

Maintenance Planner Help Portal
Maintenance Planner User Guide
https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/15/maintenance-planner-in-system-conversion-to-s4hana-1709/

S/4HANA 1809 Conversion guide

Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the blog !

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA

 

 

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