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New Installation of S/4HANA 1909 FPS2 – Part 1 – Maintenance Planner

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 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
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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 link prepare
S/4HANA 1809



link link link EHP7/hdb
S/4HANA 1909 link – custom     link – standard link
S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub link

This is the Video for 1909 FPS0 (Please note its not for FPS2)

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.

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 diagram below shows the Maintenance planner cloud service and how it integrates with Customer system.

The source system is first defined in Maintenance planner (1) generates (2) stack.xml, used for (3) Installation and (4) Upgrade and then system is (5) registered with Solution Manager. The system data is synchronized with Landscape Management Database (LMDB). From LMDB the data is (6) uploaded to customer profile in SAP support portal. (7) Data Fetch occurs 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. Also ensure you use same Customer Number to define system in sapnet. Use the S-user id of this Customer Number.

Select the Fiori tile Plan for SAP S/4HANA

In the next screen,choose Install a new SAP S/4HANA system. Here 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 1909; Target Stack = 02 (05/2020) FP. The components SAP Predictive integrator, SAP HANA Rules Framework and selected by default. Click on Next.
TIP: The selection of component above will only download the files. You have to install them as per the procedure for the component. 

In the next screen choose Co-deployed with Backend. Please refer SAP Fiori Deployment Options and Landscape recommendations for detailed information. Please select checkmark Target Product Instances as applicable depending on which SAP FontEnd Applications you need among Human Capital Management, Master Data Governance and Travel Management.

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.

Click on NON-ABAP and unselect the language files that are not required. Languages DE and EN are selected by default and cannot be unselected.TIP: The files are only selected above for download. Later on during installation, you have to define the languages in the SUM tool.

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_2000910028_2020057_.xml

TIP: Before you click on Push to Download Basket on next screen, please ensure that download basket is empty so that the download contains only the files needed for S/4HANA installation.

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.

Download all the media and separate the following into separate directories for convenience under /sapmedia/download. This includes files from Maintenance Planner 

You need the files below for the installation, please check if these are included in the maintenance planner download:

SWPM20SP06_0-80003424.SAR – Latest version of Software Provisioning Manager
SUM20SP09_0-80002456.SAR – Latest version of Software Update Manager

Please referSAP Note 2896748 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 Feature Package Stack 02: Additional Release Information for HANA database release details. Please download the files below from

TIP: The minimum required revision of SAP HANA 2.0 is Support Package 04 Database Revision 044. However, please check Note to ensure there are no problems with the HANA release you select. Refer 2655761 – SAP S/4HANA – restrictions and recommendations regarding specific revisions of SAP HANA database for use in SAP S/4HANA

IMDB_SERVER20_047_0-80002031.SAR – Latest version of HANA Database as of this blog (Linux x86_64 64bit)

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
IMDB_CLIENT20_004_194-80002082.SAR – HANA Client (Linux x86_64 64bit)

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

IMDB_LCAPPS_2047_0-20010426.SAR – Corresponding version of HANA LCAPPS (Linux x86_64 64bit)

Download all the media and separate the DB files IMDB* into separate directories for convenience under /sapmedia

In addition
, please download file for best practices content activation from SAP Note 2917623 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 FP-Stack 02 (05/2020) SAP Best Practices Content activation note

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You can open OSS messages using component BC-UPG-MP


Maintenance Planner – User Guide
Maintenance Planner Help Portal
Maintenance Planner – Frequently Asked Questions

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA

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      Author's profile photo Robinson Alesxander Hincapie Cano
      Robinson Alesxander Hincapie Cano

      Hi Mahesh.

      This guide is amazing, it's too useful for us.

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge.