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New Installation of SAP S/4HANA 2021 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
S/4HANA 2021 fps0 fps0 fps0 fps0
S/4HANA 2020 fps2 fps1 fps0 fps2 fps1 fps0 fps2 fps1 fps0 fps2 fps1 fps0 fps0
S/4HANA 1909 fps2 fps1  fps0 fps2 fps1  fps0 fps2 fps1  fps0 fps2 fps1  fps0 fps0
S/4HANA 1809 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
UPGRADE   t1-RC t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809+ rcu link link link link
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
S/4HANA 1909+ rc2
link link link prepare
S/4HANA 1809
rc2 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 SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 (Please note its not for 2021 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 2021; 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_1001290107_20211013_.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:

SWPM20SP10_0-80003424.SAR – Latest version of Software Provisioning Manager
SUM20SP12_0-80002456.SAR – Latest version of Software Update Manager

HANA Database and Database Client media is already provided in the Maintenance Planner download basket.

Please refer SAP Note 3015509 – SAP S/4HANA 2021 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information for SAP HANA database release details. 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_057_0-80002031.SAR – Latest version of SAP HANA Database as of this blog (Linux x86_64 64bit)

IMDB_CLIENT20_010_13-80002082.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 

TIP: If the above path is not available, please search for below file in the url 
IMDB_LCAPPS_2057_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 3053793 – SAP S/4HANA – SAP S/4HANA 2021 FP-Stack 00 (10/2021) content activation note The file will be in this format BPS4CONT202100_0_0-80006641.ZIP

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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 – SAP S/4HANA Solutions

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

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      Author's profile photo Morgan Asare
      Morgan Asare

      Thank You

      Author's profile photo Sunil Kollabathini
      Sunil Kollabathini

      Thanks Mahesh

      Author's profile photo Rajesh Sankaye Training
      Rajesh Sankaye Training

      Thanks Mahesh. When can we expect Best Practice installation help will be ready?

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

      Hi Rajesh,

      Please use the link below for the Administration Guide that has the help for release 2021.

      Let me know if this is what you were looking for. If not please send me the link for what you have from previous release that is not available for S/4HANA 2021.


      • Mahesh Sardesai
      Author's profile photo Rajesh Sankaye Training
      Rajesh Sankaye Training

      Thanks Mahesh. When can we expect Best Practice installation help will be ready?

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

      Repeated question already answered

      Author's profile photo vineet aggarwal
      vineet aggarwal

      Hello Mahesh,

      While planning for S/4 HANA 2021 system, there is very less add on as compared to S/4 HANA 2020 FPS 03.

      Could you please let me know is there any other roadmap to get all the components by default in 2021 installation?


      ABAP components for S/4 HANA 2021



      ABAP components for S/4 HANA 2020




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

      Hi Vineet,

      If you are installing SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS0 the support package list is as shown is small. The installation consists of (1) restore from backup to a certain package level and then (2) Components are upgraded to higher support packs to make it to FPS0 or FPS1 or FPS2 or FPS3.

      So when S/4HANA 2021 is installed, the in the FPS0 release there are few addons required over this restore form backup. At 2021 FPS1 more components may require to be upgraded to higher support pack level, at FPS2 and 3 even more components may be required to be added over the base restore from backup.

      You should compare systems after complete install of both 2021 FPS0 and 2020 FPS3. You will find that 2021 FPS0 already contains those components, unless they have been removed (deprecated) and replaced by some other component.

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      Author's profile photo Thorsten Staerk
      Thorsten Staerk

      thanks, but when I click on fps0, nothing happens. Where is the SAP software download page? It used to be