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Planning BW upgrade

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a BW upgrade from release 7.0 to 7.31 (ABAP Only). The system has the following components:

BI_CONT - version 7.04

PI_BASIS - version 2005_1_700

SAP_ABA - version 7.00

SAP_BASIS - version 7.00

SAP_BW - version 7.00

Plus:

FINBASIS - version 6.00

SEM-BW - version 6.00

Plus ST-A/PI and ST-PI

My questions are the following:

1) As the system has FINBASIS + SEM BW, can it be upgraded in one step to 7.31 with SUM?

2) The system is still using the authorizations from BW 3.5, Do I have to update the authorizations to BI 7.0 before the upgrade? or It can be done after the upgrade? Which is the best approach?

3) If the SW components FINBASIS and SEM-BW are upgraded in BW system, Does the ERP has to be updated to an EHP? (assuming ERP is 6.00)

4) I was checking SAP Note 1326576, What are the differences between scenario 4 and 5, If your BW is ABAP Only?

Regards,

JAM

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    Jan 09, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Hello

    1) As the system has FINBASIS + SEM BW, can it be upgraded in one step to 7.31 with SUM?

    You can upgrade them in one step using the SUM tool.

    First make sure that the OS and DB are supported for the BW upgrade in PAM

    2) The system is still using the authorizations from BW 3.5, Do I have to update the authorizations to BI 7.0 before the upgrade? or It can be done after the upgrade? Which is the best approach?

    Please read this upgrade document as it suggest to migrate to the new authorization concept before the upgrade. The old authorization concept doesn't work with NW7.3x

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/d00f4372-e2fa-2d10-1ea7-efdfacd07965?overridelayout=t…

    1911259 - Analysis Authorization Missing after Upgrade to 730

    1685338 - Analysis Authorizations missing, deleted or inactive after upgrade to 730

    1917777 - Analysis Authorizations missing or inactive after upgrade to BW 7.3

    3) If the SW components FINBASIS and SEM-BW are upgraded in BW system, Does the ERP has to be updated to an EHP? (assuming ERP is 6.00)

    You do not need an upgrade of the ERP system.

    4) I was checking SAP Note 1326576, What are the differences between scenario 4 and 5, If your BW is ABAP Only?

    Solution Manager MOPZ is the answer. Maintenance Optimizer will take care of all the dependencies involved. You just need to make sure that the system definition is correctly maintained in the Tx LMDB.

    Get the upgrade guide from here for NW 7.31

    http://service.sap.com/guidefinder

    Regards

    RB

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    Jan 09, 2014 at 08:27 AM

    Hello,

    1) Yes, you can upgrade it in one step using SUM.

    2) You should update authorizations after upgrade.

    3) It's not required. But you can run upgrade dependency tool to analyze if there is any dependency.

    4) SAP NW 7.0 EHP3 and SAP NW 7.3 EHP1 both are same but the only difference lies for As Java system. SAP NW 7.0 EHP3 based Java system has version 7.02 while SAP NW 7.3 EHP1 uses version 731.

    As far as difference between scenario 4 and 5 are concerned, scenario 5 says if your have already updated ERP components to 6.06 level but you want to rewrite product information and installed products. You can refer to link of the guide given in the note for more information.

    https://websmp202.sap-ag.de/~sapdownload/011000358700000044972013E/SpecificsInstUpgrade.pdf

    Thanks,

    Sunny

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    Jan 09, 2014 at 08:29 AM

    Hi,

    1

    ) As the system has FINBASIS + SEM BW, can it be upgraded in one step to 7.31 with SUM?

    Please use solution manager to generate the stack file and it will calculate the dependency of all the components. You will have to used the SUM tools. But little strange that FINBASIS + SEM BW componencts are deployed in the BW system.

    2) The system is still using the authorizations from BW 3.5, Do I have to update the authorizations to BI 7.0 before the upgrade? or It can be done after the upgrade? Which is the best approach?

    3) If the SW components FINBASIS and SEM-BW are upgraded in BW system, Does the ERP has to be updated to an EHP? (assuming ERP is 6.00)

    Please use the UDA tools to check the dependency.

    http://scn.sap.com/community/it-management/alm/solution-manager/blog/2009/09/08/upgrade-dependency-analyzer-uda

    4) I was checking SAP Note 1326576, What are the differences between scenario 4 and 5, If your BW is ABAP Only?

    In the note if you see both are related to different version.

    Scenario 4 (Update to NW 7.0 EHP3):

    Scenario 5 (Upgrade to NW 7.3 EHP1):

    Thanks

    Rishi abrol

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    • "But little strange that FINBASIS + SEM BW componencts are deployed in the BW system."

      There are some scenarios where ERP Components are installed in a NW systems.