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New Installation of S/4HANA 1909FPS0 – Part 4 – Rapid Activation for Fiori

WARNING: Please note this procedure is only for activation of SANDBOX environment in EMBEDDED FrontEnd installation to quickly activate and DISCOVER the different Fiori apps. For Production landscape please follow the detailed procedure without rapid content activationYou may achieve upto 90% of the needed objects and remaining may have to handle manually. 

Please find other blogs as follows:

S/4HANA  SQUARE  ONE

NEW INSTALLATION        PART1 – MP PART2 –  Installation
PART3 –  BP Activation
PART4 – Fiori Activation
S/4HANA 1909 fps0 fps0 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
SYSTEM CONVERSION t2 –  RC t3 – MP t4 – SIC
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
S/4HANA 1809 rc2  rc1 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

Here is the Video for this blog (Voice to be added):

The blog is based on SAP Note 2834415 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1909 ver 12 please click on Show Changes to see what has changed since the log was updated. Use the blog only as a reference and follow the actual note which may have been updated.

Please find the rough sketch of steps. There are 3 sets of steps that are separated by thick line. Your feedback is welcome on duratio estimates. Activate Enterprise Search is kicked off and while it is running, further steps are done.

TIP: SAP Note 2834415 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1909 is only for S/4HANA 1909.
Please use Note 2777142 for S/4HANA 1809 FPS1 and higher, Note 2704570 for 1809 FPS0, Note 2695653 for S/4HANA 1709 FP1.

In this blog the text is shown in this COLOR it is for selection and copy/paste

STEP 1: CHECK SAP FIORI UI COMPONENTS

(A) Enter tCode SPAM -> button Package Level, tab (1) Installed Product Versions, Check the below Product versions are installed – (2) SAP S/4HANA 1909 SP00 or higher and (3) SAP FIORI FOR S/4HANA 1909 & SAP FIORI FRONT-END SERVER 6.0 SP00.

(B) The S/4HANA system has to be with embedded Fiori deployment as per Note 2834415 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 1909

(C) Ensure that SGEN is already completed on the system

(D) Proper ICF/ICM setup including FQDN 

(E) Ensure the system is configured for SSL

icm/server_port_0 = PROT=HTTP,PORT=80$$,PROCTIMEOUT=600,TIMEOUT=600
icm/server_port_1 = PROT=HTTPS,PORT=443$$,PROCTIMEOUT=600,TIMEOUT=600
icm/server_port_2 = PROT=SMTP,PORT=25000,TIMEOUT=180

(F) Suggested memory parameters. The strategy here is to double the memory parameter until runtime errors do not occur any more. You can reset back these memory parameters after activation. You can copy and paste lines into instance profile.

abap/shared_objects_size_MB = 512      # Fiori Rapid Activation Note 2766677, Note 1322182
abap/buffersize = 2500000                      # Fiori Rapid Activation  Help Doc

(G) Increase wprun timeout:

rdisp/max_wprun_time = 3600

STEP 2: ACTIVATE ENTERPRISE SEARCH

In Work client, enter tCode STC01SAP_ESH_INITIAL_SETUP_WRK_CLIENT

TIP: All tasklists in this blog are to be performed in the work client


(A) Set TREX Destination or SAP HANA DB Connection” -> Make sure “Use SAP HANA Primary DB Connection” is ticked and Save(B) Select Models to Create Connectors” -> specify software component for search models:  SAPAPPLH
(C) The first task has manual steps to be performed to click on icon in Status column.

Execute task and select Background, the job will run for 90 mins.

If you get error – Internal session terminated with a runtime error PXA_NO_FREE_SPACE (see ST22) please refer Note 2149849 – Runtime error PXA_NO_FREE_SPACE on ESH software component update which refers Note 147568 – PXA_NO_FREE_SPACE
Ensure  PXA value in SAP profile abap/buffersize is enhanced, e.g. to 2.500.000 kB (Documentation)

TIP: While the Activate Enterprise Search task list is in progress in background you can do the activities form STEP 3 – 8 in parallel. The Fiori Content Activation task list should be done after the enterprise search is completed.

After task completion, the screen should look like this:

STEP 3: INSTALL DEPENDENT NOTES

Please install the Notes as below in Client 000:

  1. Note 1322182 – Memory consumption of ABAP Shared Objects
    In tCode RZ11 check profile parameter abap/shared_objects_size_MB.  I have this value set to 512. Keep in mind that if you get runtime error SYSTEM_NO_SHM_MEMORY or unhandled exception of type CX_SHM_OUT_OF_MEMORY you will have to increase this parameter.
  2. Apply Note 2798873 – Remove inconsistency for sicf service. This note can be applied through SNOTE and it consists of manual steps below. tCode SM30– Table ICFINSTACT, Select the (1) record and (2) delete.

  3. Apply Note 2686456 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for Business Roles

STEP 4: INITIALLY FILL CUSTOMER TABLES

Enter tCode SU25, Make sure Step 1 “Initially fill the Customer Tables” has been at least executed two times. If date/time entry for this step is empty, click on the step and press execute (with default settings). Ref Note 440231 – SU25 | FAQ: Upgrade postprocessing for Profile Generator


Click on Execute
You should get application help dialog message that it will take several hours and log below. If not execute the same procedure second time and get the numbers as below.

Execute the same procedure second time and get the numbers as below.

STEP 5: ACTIVATE SAP S/4HANA EMBEDDED ANALYTICS

Ensure logical client is assigned to target client in SCC4

Execute manual steps as per Note 2289865 – Configuration steps for S/4HANA Analytics as shown below in work Client 100

  1. Prerequisites: Check function module tCode SE16 table RSADMINA field BWMANDT in table RSADMINA isn’t filled.

    If above is not set, use tCode SE37  RS_MANDT_UNIQUE_SET to set value of I_MANDT = 100

    After above command is executed please check the value of BWMANDT in SE16 table RSADMINA
  2. In Client 100, Execute task list STC01 SAP_BW_SETUP_INITIAL_S4HANA.
    In the first step confirm that you have read the note, in the step Set/Check BW Client enter the BW Client number, and in the step Install essential BW Content checkmark on Force Installation. The task list will run for less than 15 minutes.

  3. The following steps are done by the task list above. They are noted here for reference.
    A) Set parameter “without Java” for DDIC user to prevent activation of Java content at next step (which must be performed with DDIC user)
    a. User parameter RSWAD_DEV_MDVERSION = ‘072
    b. User parameter RSWAD_SKIP_JAVA = ‘X

    B) 
    Activate technical content using the DDIC user. tCode RSTCO_ADMIN, Start Installation

    You will get a message that job BI_TCO_ACTIVATION for activation of the technical BI Content is scheduled. Please monitor the job below:
    I got errors below and ignored them.

    C) Deactivate BW statistics via tCode SE38 SAP_RSADMIN_MAINTAIN adding object RSDDSTAT_GLOBAL_OFF with VALUE = X in INSERT mode

    D) Generate packages for OData services using tCode SE38 EQ_RS_AUTOSETUP (execute without check mode enabled)

    E) Activate BI_ALL using tCode SE37 RSEC_GENERATE_BI_ALL

    Click Execute.
    F) Validate the correct setup via tCode RSD5.  Select “All InfoObjects

    You should see a long list below:
  4. Please do remaining optional steps as per the note for Hierarchies – 0YEA_QUA_MON_DAY, 0YEA_MON_DAY & 0WEEK_DAY
  5. Configuration of Design Studio Template
    Activate the following services
    /sap/bw/ina
    /sap/bw/Mime

STEP 6: ACTIVATE GATEWAY & FIORI ONE CLIENT SETUP

enter tCode STC01SAP_GW_FIORI_ERP_ONE_CLNT_SETUP


After task completion which takes about 15 seconds, the screen should look like this

STEP 7: RUN FIORI FOUNDATION TASKLIST

In Work Client, enter tCode STC01SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4
This task list activates (1) ICF Nodes (2) ODATA Services required for WebGUI and other generic Fiori launchpad features, (3) Initializes classic UI technologies, (4) Generates working SAP Fiori launchpad user & admin roles including composite roles.


In about 6 mins you will get error as below. Uncheck the task Replicate backend catalog for system aliases and execute to continue:

After tasks are completed, the screen should look like below:

Enable Analysis Path Framework (APF) apps, by adding a missing authorization via transaction PFCG edit role Z_UI2_USER_750 – change button, Authorizations tab, Change Authorization Data button,  (1) Click Manually, (2) Add Auth Object /UIF/LREP . Edit -> /UIF/ROLE -> select using checkmark APFUSER and  Save

(3) Generate and go back.

Similarly add below to Admin profile Z_UI2_ADMIN_750 – Add Auth Object /UIF/LREP -> Edit  /UIF/ROLE ->  select using checkmark APFADMIN and Save

STEP 8: VALIDATION

VALIDATION: Add role Z_FIORI_FOUNDATION_ADMIN to a test user.

Test using tcode /UI2/FLP or directly via url: https://vhcals4hci.dummy.nodomain:44300/sap/bc/ui5_ui5/ui2/ushell/shells/abap/FioriLaunchpad.html 

You should get screen below:
Click on the (1) Icon on top right and select (2) App Finder, you should get screen below

STEP 9: PREPARE LIST OF BUSINESS ROLES

From Fiori app reference library identify relevant business roles for activation. We will select all roles for the sandbox but you can restrict to only the required roles.

Select SAP Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA, by Back-End Product, SAP S/4HANA

TIP: In case you want to select all the Roles for certain scope items activated like BKP, 1Z3, 3QD, 1GA…. etc then click on the filter icon and select the Scope Items.

(A) Select all (or alternatively you can select the roles you need), (B) Aggregate, (C) SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS0, (D) Down Arrow, (E) Download

Click on Export list of Business Roles (271 roles for 1909FPS0 currently) and save the list as csv file. The number of roles may be different as new roles may be added or old ones deprecated.

TIP: You may find it convenient to remove the below roles and activate them separately after you perform steps as mentioned for each in Note 2834415.

ROLE ERROR IN TASK LIST – SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION
SAP_BR_ADMIN_APR_FICA Service O2C_FICA_PAYMENT_LIST_DISPLAY_SRV 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_ADMINISTRATOR_RCP_DEV Service C_MDPRODUCTHIERARCHYQUERY_CDS 1 failed / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_AP_ACCOUNTANT_PROCUREMT Service UI_LO_SETMAN_SDOC_MAN 1 not found  / ICF Node: –
RESOLUTION: Activation of OData V4 service groups is currently not supported. Activate the service manually via transaction /IWFND/V4_ADMIN.
SAP_BR_APR_ACCOUNTANT_FICA Service: O2C_FICA_PAYMENT_LIST_DISPLAY_SRV 1 faile  / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_COLL_SPECIALIST_FICA Service: O2C_FICA_PAYMENTRUN_SRCH_SRV 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_MD_SPECIALIST_RAW_SUBST Service: C_MDPRODUCTHIERARCHYQUERY_CDS 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_PA_REPRESENTATIVE Service: NPA_BILLINGEXCPTN_SRV 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available
RESOLUTION: Please do not use this role
SAP_BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST Service: C_MDPRODUCTHIERARCHYQUERY_CDS 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available
SAP_BR_SET_CLERK Service: UI_LO_SETMAN_SDOC_MAN 1 not found  / ICF Node: –
RESOLUTION: Activation of OData V4 service groups is currently not supported. Activate the service manually via transaction /IWFND/V4_ADMIN.
SAP_BR_SYSTEMS_ENGINEER Service: C_MDPRODUCTHIERARCHYQUERY_CDS 1 failed  / ICF Node: not available

Split the list of roles into lists with number of roles limit around 100. Also prepare separate list for roles with presteps. So you must have at least 4-5 lists of roles that you want to use for next step considering you want to activate all roles.

TIP: You should prepare your own list of roles. I have prepared a list of roles for S/4HANA releases that is shared in the link.  There are 2 files for roles that were downloaded from Fiori App Library – These 2 lists include only the roles that do not have any issues. If you get error one time rerun the same list second time. There is one list for the roles that need presteps. And there are 2 more files with lists for roles that are available in SAP instance. All these lists are available also in a spreadsheet S4HANA1909FPS0_FioriRapidActivation_BusinessRoles.xls

As per the files from the link as shown below, the Master list excel file contains all the roles. These roles are split into 5 text files – If you want to activate all fiori apps, you can select roles from text file S4HANA1909FPS0_FioriRapidActivation_BusinessRoles_List1_FioriAppLIbrary.txt and activate the these 100 roles. The you can take the second file and activate the 115 roles. After that you can select the file 3 with 2 roles which require presteps. Then you can review if any roles are required from the file 4 and 5. These roles are not output form Fiori App Library and some of them may not be relevant for Fiori.

Here is the time it took for my activation

FILE #_OF_ROLES FIRST RUN SECOND RUN
List1_FioriAppLIbrary 110 2hrs40min 8min
List2_FioriAppLIbrary (in parallel) 128 2hrs10min 7min
List3_withPreStep 2 4min
List4_NotInFioriAppLibrary 190 8min
TOTAL... 430. 2hrs52min 8min

STEP 10: ACTIVATE FIORI CONTENT

PRE-STEPS: If you dont need these roles you can skip this step.

(A) This is required for roles SAP_BR_PROJ_FIN_CONTROLLER & SAP_BR_PROJ_LOG_CONTROLLER.
tCode SE38, ABLM_MODIFY_ITEMS,
TYPE: METH, NAME: GET_LAST_MODIFIED
MAIN OBJECT: CL_SM_INTEGRATION_MPC,
(Disable test mode, tick Allow Entry for Internal Usage).

(B) Others will be added later as solutions become available for roles with issues
SAP_BR_ADMIN_APR_FICA
SAP_BR_ADMINISTRATOR_RCP_DEV
SAP_BR_AP_ACCOUNTANT_PROCUREMT
SAP_BR_APR_ACCOUNTANT_FICA
SAP_BR_COLL_SPECIALIST_FICA
SAP_BR_MD_SPECIALIST_RAW_SUBST
SAP_BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST
SAP_BR_SET_CLERK
SAP_BR_SYSTEMS_ENGINEER

SAP_BR_PA_REPRESENTATIVE do not use

ACTIVATION:

TIP: Before scheduling Content Activation task list ensure that task list for Activate Enterprise Search from STEP 2 is completed.

In Work Client, enter tCode STC01SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION

The 438 roles in S4HANA 1909 as you see below have many country specific roles like SAP_BR_AA_ACCOUNTANT_JP , etc. There are 12 roles just with *_JP. So don’t try to activate all roles as some of them are country specific and industry specific.We strongly recommend to customers to do a conscious decision about the role scope to be activated.

In the first task, (A) checkmark first task, (B) Click on Parameter and paste the list into the box that pops up, click on OK (Continue) at the bottom of the Define Business Roles” dialog window, and then click on (C) execute.


After clicking OK for the first task, if there are errors as below, please remove the roles that have no SAP Business Role and move the others into list that requires presteps and handle them separately.

Please see below for triggering activation of 100 roles:

TIP NO 1: Run the task list above in background (use menu option). While the task list is running, please check dumps in ST22 in separate session.

TIP NO 2: If all ODATA/SICF are activated for the first time, each group of  about 100 roles takes about two+ hours. But if you get an error and then you reactivate the same list it should be done in few minutes. If some ODATA services are already activated the time required should be reduced accordingly.

TIP NO 3: TIME SAVING TECHNIQUE – Once you have the list of roles, you can split the roles into multiple lists like say if you have 200 roles, split them into 2 sets of 100 roles. You can then create 2 separate sessions and run the task list. Keeping the number of roles in these 2 sessions unequal will help to know the session, like keep 98 roles in first session and 102 helps to distinguish them. I had to increase the parameter abap/shared_objects_size_MB = 512 to 768 to run parallel session.

TIP NO 4: After activating a role like for example SAP_BR_AP_MANAGER, if the ODATA/SICF are already activated, the delta role SAP_BR_AP_MANAGER_US takes much shorter time as some services are already activated. So as a result your subsequent lists will take lesser time than earlier ones.

TIP NO 5: If you get error first time, please try with same list second time and some errors may go away. Like the below list of errors reduced to no errors for second run. One of the reasons for this is – the service activation is a generation and can finish successfully later on after the logs show error. So on retry the activation finished successfully.

TIP NO 6: For the subsequent activation run, if you get error Not enough shared memory exists, you can clear the shared memry in tCode SHMM. If you dont have access to SHMM or if there is possibility of impacting other users and processes, easiest way is to logout and login. If this does not work, double the parameter abap/shared_objects_size_MB = 512 as per Note 2766677 – Not enough shared objects memory exists, will require SAP bounce.

At the end of activation you should see result as below:

STEP 11: POST ACTIVATION

If you need roles below, please do the required Post activation steps. I will provide more details as I work on these roles.

To be updated ….

TIP: As a Post Activation step you can revert back Memory Parameters that were temporarily increased for activation.

COMPONENT FOR INCIDENTS:

You can open OSS messages using component BC-INS-TC-CNT
Please mention the SAP Fiori UI software components

LANDSCAPE CONSIDERATIONS:

The procedure for rapid activation is only applicable for the Sandbox. It is not to be used for Production Systems.

OTHER REFERENCES:

For a more detailed description of all tasks please refer to the excellent blogs

Fiori for S/4HANA – New Rapid Content Activation on S/4HANA 1809 & 1709 – Part 1 – Overview
Fiori for S/4HANA – New Rapid Content Activation on S/4HANA 1809 & 1709 – Part 2 – Prerequisites & Foundation
Fiori for S/4HANA – New Rapid Content Activation on S/4HANA 1809 & 1709 – Part 3 Scope & Execute Content Activation
Fiori for S/4HANA – New Rapid Content Activation on S/4HANA 1809 & 1709 – Part 4 – Customize & Transport

UI Technology Guide

Note 2695653 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1709 <= for FPS1
Note 2704570 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1809 <= for FPS0 only
Note 2777142 Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1809 FPS01 <==FPS1,FPS2
Note 2834415 Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1909

Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the blog !

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA

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