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New Installation of S/4HANA 1809 FPS2 – Part 2 – Installation

This blog includes installation of S/4HANA 1809 FPS2 and will focus on creating Sandbox type instance with co-deployed (embedded) gateway.

Please find other blogs as follows at S/4HANA SQUARE ONE


NEW INSTALLATION     PART1 – MP PART2 –  Installation
PART3 –  BP Activation
PART4 – Fiori Activation PART5 – DATA MIGRATION
S/4HANA 1909 fps1  fps0  fps1  fps0 fps1  fps0 fps1  fps0 fps0
S/4HANA 1809 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1709
fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1610
fps2  fps0 fps2  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1511 fps2  fps1
S/4HANA UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809 link link link link
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
S/4HANA 1909 rc2 link link
S/4HANA 1809



link link link prepare
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0 link link link
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1 link link
OUTPUT MANAGEMENT link  link  link link link
S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub link


It is recommended to install SuSE Linux version 12 Patch 1
TIP: Please refer Notes below:
Note 2399995 – Hardware requirement for SAP HANA 2.0
Note 2620910 – SAP S/4HANA 1511, 1610, 1709 and SAP BW/4HANA 1.0: Recommended Application Server Platforms
Note 2235581 – SAP HANA: Supported Operating Systems.
Note 2205917 – SAP HANA DB: Recommended OS settings for SLES 12

You can check your operating system version as below:

sid-hdb-s4h:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
  SuSE-release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86_64)
  VERSION = 12


The minimum required is HANA 2.0 Support Package 03 Revision 36 but it is generally recommended to go to the highest revision available.

If you already have a database, please patch the database to HANA 2 and you can create container using command:


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


Please refer notes:
2380257 – SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 00 Release Note
2423367 – Multitenant database containers will become the standard and only operation mode

To install database you can use hdblcmgui. I used hdblcm as below.
minimum is HANA 2 Rev 36 as per 2764769 – SAP S/4HANA 1809 Feature Package Stack 02: Additional Release Information

First unpack the archive to folder HANA2_36 and LCAPPS_36 together if you need integrated LiveCache so it can be installed as a combined install.

sid-hdb:/sapmedia/ #SAPCAR -xvf IMDB_SERVER20_036_0-80002031.SAR
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/ #mv SAP_HANA_DATABASE HANA2_36
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/ #SAPCAR –xvf IMDB_LCAPPS_2036_0-20010426.SAR
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/ #mv SAP_HANA_LCAPPS HANA2_36_LCAPPS
sid-hdb:/sapmedia/HANA2_36 # ./hdblcm

Updating SAP HANA Database Instance Integration on Local Host...
Deploying SAP Host Agent configurations...
Creating Component List...
SAP HANA Database System installed

Deployment of SAP Host Agent configurations finished

You can send feedback to SAP with this form: 
Log file written to '/var/tmp/hdb_HDB_hdblcm_install_2018-09-28_19.21.35/hdblcm.log' on host 'vhcals4hci'.

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.

Please refer Note 2600030 – Parameter Recommendations in SAP HANA Environments for parameter recommendations. This note contains check scripts which detect SAP HANA version, SAP product installed, etc. and give specific parameter recommendations.

Also refer Note 2469025 – How-To: Upgrading to SAP HANA 2.0

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') = 'overwrite' WITH RECONFIGURE;


TIP: You don’t need to extract the backup zip files S4CORE103_INST_EXPORT_*.zip. SWPM tool will extract them into /usr/sap/HDB/HDB02/backup/data/DB_HDB where the extract will use 60GB from this folder. Also this procedure is for SWPM+SUM combined installation and you don’t need the SYSTEM/DDIC password from backup Database/ABAP instance.

Extract the SWPM SAR file as below

sid-hdb:/ # cd /install 
sid-hdb:/install # /sapmedia/SAPCAR -xvf /sapmedia/download/SWPM20SP04_1-80003424.SAR

You should get message at the end of this that SAPCAR: … 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.

Execute SWPM to do system copy with backup restore as below:

sid-hdb:/install#./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME=vhcals4hci SAPINST_ACCEPT_INTERNAL_SIGNATURE=true SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false SAPINST_STACK_XML=/sapmedia/download/MP_Stack_1000543815_20180921_.xml
TIP: At this point if you get the screen below:

Please refer Note 2510478 Data unit /xx/xx/xx/SWPM is not signed with an official SAP signature. 
I started with command:
./sapinst SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME=vhcals4hci SAPINST_ACCEPT_INTERNAL_SIGNATURE=true SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false SAPINST_STACK_XML=/sapmedia/download/MP_Stack_1000543815_20180921_.xml This is ok for sandbox.

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

Click on Next

At the screen Software Integrity click on Next

TIP: If you select Typical at next parameter, those skipped are shown in Strikethrough. 
Skipping these parameters will save some time and you may be able to change them in the final Parameter Summary.
If you need integrated web dispatcher please select Custom.

At the screen Parameter Settings select Custom and click on Next At the screen General SAP System Parameters enter SAP System ID (SAPSID) S4H SAP Mount Directory /sapmnt

At the screen DNS Domain Name (strikethrough font means skipped for Typical) set FQDN for SAP system checked, DNS Domain Name for SAP System dummy.nodomain click on Next

At the screen Master Password specify Master password and confirm password Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen Operating System Users accept master password or enter password Xxxxxxxn

At the screen Database for SAP System enter details
Database Host   vhcalhdbdb
Instance Number   02
Database ID (DBSID)HDB
Password of DBA  Xxxxxxxn  click on Next

At the screen SAP HANA Multitenant Database Containers enter password for HANA Database superuser Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen Software Package Browser enter path for the downloaded media from Maintenance Planner. Package Path: /sapmedia/download click Next
The status will change from “still missing” to “Available”. Click on Next

At the screen Upgrade SAP Host Agent checkmark Upgrade SAP Host Agent with provided version and click on Next , after it is shown as “Available”. Click on Next

At the screen SAP HANA Client Software Installation Path choose radio button Local Client Directory click on Next

At the screen Media Browser enter Package Path /sapmedia/1809_EXP click on Next.

TIP: SWPM takes half hour to verify and check the zip files

Individual Package Location will change to /sapmedia/1809_EXP/ click onNext

At the screen Software Package Browser accept Individual Package Locations  /sapmedia/1809_EXP/S4CORE103_INST_EXPORT_[2..20].zip

At the screen SAP HANA Multitenant Database Containers accept HANA DB Database Host vhcalhdbdb Instance Number 02 and Password Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen Database Schema accept schema DBACOCKPIT password and confirm Schema password Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen Database Schema accept schema SAPHANADB password and confirm Schema password Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen SAP HANA Import Parameters accept parameter values to keep on import and click on Next

At the screen Installation Export accept number of parallel jobs and HANA<sid>adm user as hdbadm and enter password as Xxxxxxxn click on Next

At the screen Primary Application Server Instance and ABAP Central Services Instance accept values PAS Instance Number 00, PAS Instance Host vhcals4hci
ASCS Instance Number 01, ASCS Instance Host Name vhcals4hci click on Next

At the screen ABAP Message Server Ports accept values for Ports 3601 and 3901 click on Next

At the screen ICM User Management for the SAP Web Dispatcher accept password for webadm Xxxxxxxn and click on Next

At the screen SLD Destination for the SAP System OS Level leave default radio button at No SLD destination click on Next

At the screen Message Server Access Control List leave default radio button at Do not create Message Server Access Control List click on Next

At the screen Additional Components to be Included in the ASCS Instance enable checkmarks at Install integrated web dispatcher and Install Gateway integrated in ASCS instance and click on Next

At the screen SAP Web Dispatcher Parameters leave default dispatcher parameters HTTPS Port 44300, Encryption Always. click on Next

At the screen Configuring Transport Management for Single System select Run TMS config and enter password for TMSADM in Client 000 click on Next

At the screen Import SPAM/SAINT Update for Import SPAM/SAINT Update select radio button Yes
Specify the location of SPAM/SAINT Update Archive as /sapmedia/download/KD75372.SAR click on Next
 This will save time later having to do it at the time of SUM installation. Click on Next

At the screen Additional ABAP Transports leave radio button at default No for Import ABAP Transports click on Next

At the screen Preparing for the Software Update Manager checkmark Extract SUM, Start Sum Automatically, enter values of SUM as /sapmedia/download/SUM20SP04_1-80002456.SAR
Click on Next

At the screen Software Package Browser accept the Individual package location of SUM file or provide Package Path click on Next

At the screen Additional SAP System Languages click on Next

At the screen Secure Storage Key Generation accept radio button – Individual Key (Recommended for Productive Systems) On the Next

At next screen Warning click OK

At next screen Cleanup of Operating System Users checkmark on Yes cleanup os users and click on Next

Here is the Parameter Summary Click on Next to confirm and begin the installation.

At next screen 96% Information click on OK and again OK. Fill in the Feedback to SAP.


As we executed combined SWPM+SUM you should have filesystem /usr/sap/S4H/SUM and you should directly jump to url https://vhcals4hci:1129/lmsl/sumabap/S4H/doc/slui

If not, don’t worry, please extract it as below 2 commands:

as s4hadm
cd /usr/sap/S4H
SAPCAR -xvf /sapmedia/download/SUM20SP04_1-80002456.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.

PERFORMANCE TIP: When you use the Combined SWPM+SUM procedure, SUM is started bypassing many phases and prompts. 
The Number of processes for Batch, R3trans are set to 1-uptime/3-downtime  and R3load are set to 4/4. 
In order to have the installation take advantage of CPU power and save time, as soon as you get the first screen 
of SUM please do as below

On the right side, select menu option (1) More, (2) Utilities, (3) SUM Parameters, (4) enter values and (5) Save.


No prompts here ….

If you are asked whether to import SPAM version 71 select Import SPAM version 71.

TIP: If you get error manifest signature revoked download new crlbag.p7s as per 
SAP Note 2491577 - SUM fails at phase PREP_EXTRACT/SCAN_DOWNLOADDIR with error message "SIGNATURE: manifest signature is revoked"


Select Next at  (6%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATIN/INITSUBST

At (10%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/BIND_PATCH Click on Next

(NOTE: in the screen below BI_CONT and BI_CONT_XT will appear only if you selected at Maintenance Planner)

Accept values for release level and Click on Next

At (10%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/BIND_PATCH Click on Next

At (11%) Current Phase PREP_INTEGRATION/ADJUSTPRP Click on Next


Click on Next

The above note may not be required under certain conditions, possibly if you start SWPM+SUM combined.


At (17%) Current Phase MAIN_INIT/REPACHK_EHPI – Lock the development environment now click on Next

At (24%) Current Phase MAIN_DTTRANSSHD/DOWNCONF_DTTRANS_BCK accept selected radio button Backup completed click on Next

Click on Next


(above wait time is assuming process parameters changed as per above performance tip)

At (89%) Current Phase: MAIN_UPTRANS/STARTSAP_PUPG click on Next

At (89%) Current Phase: MAIN_UPTRANS/UPCONF click Next

At (89%) Current Phase: MAIN_POSTPROC/SETUPGPAR_UPG_POST click Next


At (91%) Current Phase: MAIN_POSTPROC/REQUPFINAL click NextSUM is completed. Please login to the system and check the Installed product version as:Please find Installed Software Component version:

TIP: Schedule complete SGEN if it is not completed so far. This will help reduce time needed for Best Practices Content Activation.


Please apply the 4 notes below to the installed instance as per SAP Note 2764769 – SAP S/4HANA 1809 Feature Package Stack 02: Additional Release Information these notes are only for 1809 FPS1

2767837 Dump in CL_POWL_UI_HELPER Exception CX_SY_REF_IS_INITIAL No


You can open OSS messages using component: for SWPM – BC-INS-SWPM


Installation Guide
Administration Guide for Implementation

Your system installation is complete. Congratulations !!!

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA

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    • Hi Chandrakanth,


      When you install 1809FPS00, you do the base install which is restore of database backup and then use SUM tool to bring it to FPS00. There is a delta content that is downloaded using Maintenance Planner.

      The process is same , you do have to restore the same backup and then use SUM tool to bring it up to FPS02. The delta content between backup and FPS02 is higher, downloaded using Maintenance Planner..

      • Hi Mahesh,


        Did not follow your comment. There is no backup involved here.

        The requirement is to install a brand new S/4HANA 1809 on the latest FPS. So the question is - does SAP allow for a install process which directly gives 1809 FPS02 or is it necessary to first have 1809 core (FPS00) and then use SUM to udpate to FPS02



        • Hi Chandrakanth,

          Yes SAP allows for a install process which directly gives 1809 FPS02. You don't have to install FPS00.

          Hope that is clarified.

          • Mahesh
          • SAP has changed the strategy of installation since 1709 new installs. Any release  requires restore of database and then add the components needed whether its FPS0 ......FPS1 ....or FPS2

  • Hi Mahesh,

    Thank you for the great post. I am following your instruction to install 1809 FPS2. Everything is fine so far. It is in SUM process at 86% MAIN_TRANSEXEC/ACT_TRANS.

    It has been running more than 4 hours and looks like it will keep running for a long time. I googled around and find out that this process may take days to finish.

    The system usage is not high according to 'top' and SM50. I am wondering how long it will take and any way to speed up this process? Thanks.


    If I understand correctly, SAP allows installing FPS2 directly, instead of FPS0 first then use SUM to upgrade. I want to know how can I install FPS2 directly?



    • Hi Sun,

      Installing directly to FPS2 was possible for one of the earlier releases of S/4HANA we got new media downloaded and installed directly to FPS2.

      SAP has changed the strategy of installation since 1709 new installs. Any release  requires restore of database and then add the components needed using SUM whether its FPS0 ……FPS1 ….or FPS2. Here only the delta content is activated.

      The reasonable amount of time for FPS2 is less than 6 hours. The same question was asked before on this blog. Hope that clarifies.

      • Mahesh
      • Hi Mahesh,

        Thank you for the clarification. If I understand correctly, 1809 FPS02 can be installed directly (according to your replay to Chandrakanth Angannagari), but SAP's strategy does not allow us to do so.

        The super long runtime on my machine seems due to the physical memory is 64GB. And I install HDB and S4H on the same box. I got a few out of memory error, during installation. After I restart HDB, the process runs much faster.

        What is the physical memory size in your machine?



        • Hi Yanlin,

          1809 FPS2 cannot be installed directly and any release FPS0 FPS1 or FPS2 goes through a base restore of database to bring it to a certain level of 1809 plus delta with SUM.

          I am running it on 256 GB and I think you will have issues below 128GB because there is a shadow instance created. Even if you finish installing with numerous restarts, you will have memory issues when you copy form client 000.