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New Installation of SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 – 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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S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub link

This is the Video for SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 (Please note its not for 2020 FPS0).

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 SAPM 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 SAP 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 SAP 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 2020; Target Stack = Initial Shipment Stack.
TIP: The component SAP Predictive integrator is selected by default but please note this component will not be installed by SWPM/SUM but has to be manually installed on the database.
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 SAP Human Capital Management, SAP Master Data Governance and SAP 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_1001046298_2020107_.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 SAP 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:

SWPM20SP07_0-80003424.SAR – Latest version of Software Provisioning Manager
SUM20SP09_0-80002456.SAR – Latest version of Software Update Manager

Please refer SAP Note 2912253 – SAP S/4HANA 2020 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information for SAP HANA database release details. Please download the files below from

TIP: The minimum required revision of SAP HANA 2.0 is Support Package 5 Database Revision 050. However, please check Note to ensure there are no problems with the SAP HANA release you select. Refer SAP Note 2655761 – SAP S/4HANA – restrictions and recommendations regarding specific revisions of SAP HANA database for use in SAP S/4HANA

IMDB_SERVER20_052_0-80002031.SAR – Latest version of SAP HANA Database as of this blog (Linux x86_64 64bit)

You also need to download latest version of the SAP HANA client from Software Downloads => SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES => SAP HANA PLATFORM EDITION => SAP HANA CLIENT 2.0
IMDB_CLIENT20_006_54-80002082.SAR –  SAP HANA Client (Linux x86_64 64bit)

If you want to install LiveCache you will require the SAP 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_2052_0-20010426.SAR – Corresponding version of SAP 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/s for best practices content activation from SAP Note 2914417 – SAP S/4HANA – SAP S/4HANA 2020 FP-Stack 00 (10/2020) content activation note The file will be in this format BPS4CONT202000_0_0-70005217.ZIP

crlbag.p7s from


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 – SAP S/4HANA Solutions

Brought to you by the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group

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      Author's profile photo Tatjana Schumakowa
      Tatjana Schumakowa

      Hi Mahesh,

      Many thanks for this block. I have a question, how can I install a s4hana System without oil, insurance products ?

      Where in Maintenance Planner can I deselect this?
      Many Thanks
      Best regards
      Author's profile photo Mahesh Sardesai
      Mahesh Sardesai
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tatjana,

      For New installation, the Optional Items you can select are shown when you select Backend System.  You cannot exclude any other components.

      • Mahesh
      Author's profile photo Brian Saa
      Brian Saa

      Hi Mahesh,
      Kindly share more information on the Sandbox on S4HANA, especially links to documentation. What does it contain, how to deploy it and the benefits therein.
      Brian Saa.

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

      Hi Brian,

      Please use this blog for the S/4HANA Appliance which you can create in minutes in Cloud Appliance Library and also install manually in your onpremise landscape.

      SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance: Create your SAP S/4HANA system in a fraction of the usual setup time

      Author's profile photo Sunil Kollabathini
      Sunil Kollabathini

      Hello Mahesh,

      I hope you are well and safe.

      can you please guide me to get the correct template for Deploying SAP HANA 2.0 SP05 on SLES 15 SP03 ,Appreciate your help


      I have used the template but iam getting error after modifying the template



      {"code":"InvalidTemplate","message":"Deployment template validation failed: 'The provided value 'SLES for SAP 15 SP2' for the template parameter 'OperatingSystem' at line '41' and column '30' is not valid. The parameter value is not part of the allowed value(s): 'SLES for SAP 12 SP3,SLES for SAP 12 SP2,RHEL 7.2 for SAP HANA'.'."}

      Author's profile photo Derbal Billel
      Derbal Billel

      Hi Sunil,

      From the error message provided and the sap note 2932865 - SAP HANA 2 SPS05 Revision 050.00, I think that you can't deploy SAP Hana 2.0 SPS5 on SLES for SAP15SP3 "Not Supported OS Version", you have to use SP2 or lower.

      Best Regards


      Author's profile photo Rajesh Mulik
      Rajesh Mulik

      Hi Mahesh,

      I hope you doing well. Can you please share if there is any impact on Sandbox/DEV client because of  importing the simplification database item for upgrade to 2021 from 1809 HANA version. Any technical/functional changes which could impact negatively.

      Thank you,