New Installation of SAP S/4HANA 2021 FPS0 – Part 4 – Rapid Activation for Fiori
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SAP S/4HANA SQUARE ONE
|NEW INSTALLATION||PART1 – MP||PART2 – Installation
||PART3 – BP Activation
||PART4 – Fiori Activation||PART5 – DATA MIGRATION|
|S/4HANA 2021||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 fps0||fps2 fps1 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|
|SYSTEM CONVERSION||t2 – RC||t3 – MP||t4 – SIC
||t5 – CCM||t6 – SUM|
|SAP S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE||INSTALL USING MEDIA||ACTIVATE FROM CAL|
|S/4HANA 1909+||link custom link standard||link|
|SAP S/4HANA CERTIFICATION|
|S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub||link|
Here is the Video for this blog based on SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 (Not SAP S/4HANA 2021 FPS0 but process is similar):
The blog is based on SAP Note 3085127 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2021 Please use the blog only as a reference and follow the actual note which may have been updated.
TIP: For notes applicable to other releases, please check the SAP Note 2902673 – Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA – Overview
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 2021 FPS0 or higher and (3) SAP FIORI FOR S/4HANA 2021 FPS0 & SAP FIORI FRONT-END SERVER 2021 SPS00.
(B) The S/4HANA system has to be with embedded Fiori deployment as per SAP Note 3085127 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2021
(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/buffersize = 2500000 # Fiori Rapid Activation Help Doc
(G) Please ensure that web dispatcher is setup correctly and working as it will be required before users can use the applications by logging in through the web dispatcher. Follow SAP Note 2740052 – Which paths are necessary to configure Web Dispatcher for Fiori Launchpad scenarios?
(H) Apply the notes below through SNOTE. (notes 2510134 and 2712785 cannot be implemented as corrections through SNOTE as of 22 Oct 2021 but this may change later)
SAP Note 2510134 – Fiori Setup: Updates for task lists for Gateway/Fiori configuration
(for Tasklist SAP_GW_FIORI_ERP_ONE_CLNT_SETUP)
SAP Note 2712785 – Fiori Setup: Initial Setup for Fiori Applications S/4 IMPORTANT !
(for Tasklist SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4)
SAP Note 2686456 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for SAP Business Roles
(for Tasklist SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION)
SAP Note 2813396 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for Business Roles
(for Tasklist SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION)
STEP 2: ACTIVATE ENTERPRISE SEARCH
In Work client, enter tCode STC01 – SAP_ESH_INITIAL_SETUP_WRK_CLIENT
TIP: All tasklists in this blog are to be performed in the work client
(B) Leave default at SAP Use SAP HANA Primary DB Connection : DEFAULT
Execute task and select Background, the job will run for 1.5 Hours or more (New Installation on S/4HANA with approved hardware and Software Component SAPAPPLH only before data migration).
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.
STEP 3: INSTALL DEPENDENT NOTES
Please install the Notes as below in Client 000:
- 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. Alternatively you can set the automatic memory parameter PHYS_MEMSIZE.
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.
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.
- 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
- In Client 100, Execute task list STC01 SAP_BW_SETUP_INITIAL_S4HANA.
- In the first step confirm that you have read the SAP Note 2303900 – Latest Information about BW Setup in S/4HANA Systems
- 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.
- Please do remaining optional steps as per the note for Hierarchies – 0YEA_QUA_MON_DAY, 0YEA_MON_DAY & 0WEEK_DAY
- Configuration of Design Studio Template
Activate the following services
STEP 6: ACTIVATE GATEWAY & FIORI ONE CLIENT SETUP
Check that note is applied as per STEP 1 – SAP Note 2510134 – Fiori Setup: Updates for task lists for Gateway/Fiori configuration
enter tCode STC01 – SAP_GW_FIORI_ERP_ONE_CLNT_SETUP
STEP 7: RUN FIORI FOUNDATION TASKLIST
Check that Note is applied as per STEP 1 – SAP Note 2712785 – Fiori Setup: Initial Setup for Fiori Applications S/4
In Work Client, enter tCode STC01 – SAP_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.
Similarly add below to Admin profile Z_FLP_ADMIN – Add Auth Object /UIF/LREP -> Edit /UIF/ROLE = select using checkmark APFADMIN and Save. Generate and go back.
STEP 8: VALIDATION
Add role Z_FIORI_FOUNDATION_ADMIN and role Z_FLP_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
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 All apps for SAP S/4HANA => by Back-End Product => SAP S/4HANA
IMPORTANT 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 shown above and select the Scope Items.
(A) Select all (or alternatively you can select the roles you need), (B) Aggregate, (C) SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS2, (D) Down Arrow, (E) Download
Click on Export list of Business Roles (500 roles for SAP S/4HANA 2021 FPS0 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.
Split the list of roles into lists with number of roles limit around 160. 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: In case you have selected below roles, you may find it convenient to remove the below roles and activate them separately as they need some pre-steps.
|RESOLUTION: Activate using task list SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION|
|These roles are not available in S/4HANA although they are output from Fiori App Library and this will be fixed later.|
|SAP_BR_PA_REPRESENTATIVE||Service: NPA_BILLINGEXCPTN_SRV 1 failed / ICF Node: not available
RESOLUTION: Please do not use this role
Activation will be skipped with warning if Business Function/Switch is not enabled
RESOLUTION: Activate Business Function as per SAP Note 3045635 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS02
The activation of all the business functions required for these roles take long time in the range of 16 hours
|SAP_BR_OVERHEAD_ACCOUNTANT||Service: FCO_VIA_AAR_OVERVIEW_SRV 1 not found / ICF Node: –
RESOLUTION: Solution Pending
TIP: In case you get typical error message like for example – Service: C_SRVCCONTRFINQUERY_2_CDS 1 failed / ICF Node: not available. For detailed analysis activate failed service manually with transaction /IWFND/MAINT_SERVICE, please follow steps as below:
Enter (1) Technical Service Name as C_SRVCCONTRFIN*, (2) Checkmark on Co-Deployed, (3) Click on Get Services, (4) Select the service C_SRVCCONTRFINQUERY_2_CDS and then click on (5) Add Selected Services
Click on Local Object.
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 4 files for roles that were downloaded from Fiori App Library – the fourth list contains the 1 roles that require presteps.If you get error one time rerun the same list second time. All these lists are available also in a spreadsheet S4HANA2021FPS0_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 4 text files. You can select roles from text file S4HANA2021FPS0_FioriRapidActivation_BusinessRoles_List1.txt and activate the these 159 roles. The you can take the second file and activate the 160 roles. After that you can select the file 3 with 162 roles. The 4th file contains 18 roles to be activated, out of these first 5 roles can be activated through task list SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION. For one roles we are awaiting solution.
Here is the time it took for my activation. This may need time for second re-run as you may get error on first run and timing will be updated later.
|List4_withPreStep (in parallel with List3, excluding time for BF activation )||18||18min|
STEP 10: ACTIVATE FIORI CONTENT
TIP: Before scheduling Content Activation task list ensure that task list for Activate Enterprise Search from STEP 2 is completed.
Check that note is applied as per STEP 1 – SAP Note 2686456 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for SAP Business Roles
In Work Client, enter tCode STC01 – SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION
The 499 roles in SAP S4HANA 2021 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 they 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 160 roles:
Please note that there are 5 roles which are to be activated using task list STC01 – SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION
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 150 roles takes about one hour +. 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. Alternatively you can set the automatic memory parameter PHYS_MEMSIZE.
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
Please ensure that web dispatcher is setup correctly and working as it will be required before users can use the applications by logging in through the web dispatcher.
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
There is a transport capability added to the Fiori launchpad content manager task list SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION
Please refer the blog for more information: SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – New Rapid Content Activation on S/4HANA 1909, 1809 & 1709 – Part 4 – Customize & Transport
You can also refer the Fiori Launchpad Content Manager as per SAP Help Portal below: https://help.sap.com/viewer/d4650bf68a9f4f67a1fda673f09926a9/latest/en-US/c2f3f66fc2e04f3ea5ede6bcd4d087ec.html
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
Note 2902673 – Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA – Overview <=Contains all release specific notes
Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the blog !
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