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Phased migration of SAP XI 7.0 to 7.31

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  We are planning to do a phased migration of SAP PI 7.0 to 7.31. We decided to go with new installation of 7.31 so we can have less downtime during our migration process. We have 200+ interfaces out of which 160+ are either inbound or outbound from SAP ECC using IDOC/Proxy/JDBC/FTP/Rosettanet adapters. The following are my questions

- Is there a possibility of moving few interfaces at a time so we wont cause impact to our business operations or potential risk

- Can we run PI 7.0 and PI 7.3 for a period of time till we complete entire migration

- Can we move 10 outbound idoc interfaces out of 20 outbound idocs and use same approach for inbound idocs/proxy/JDBC etc.

I saw the blogs on this where they ask some modifications to be done for proxy interfaces so ECC can connect to multiple PI systems. Want to know anybody who did a successful migration similar to this.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks

Kannan

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    Feb 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM

    Hi Kannan,

    - Is there a possibility of moving few interfaces at a time so we wont cause impact to our business operations or potential risk

    --->> Yes, you can migrate interface is different groups.

    - Can we run PI 7.0 and PI 7.3 for a period of time till we complete entire migration

    --> Yes, both the server can run untill all the interfaces migrated to new version.

    - Can we move 10 outbound idoc interfaces out of 20 outbound idocs and use same approach for inbound idocs/proxy/JDBC etc.

    -->> you can migrate interfaces in phase manner. For IDOC if you migrate 10 interface then Partner profile of those 10 needs to point to new PI server. and configuration of those interface required to update in PI.

    Please try to club all the proxy interface in one group, so you do not need to maintain the multiple proxy connection from ECC (to two PI box).

    Hope it help.

    Harish

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  • Feb 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM

    Is there a possibility of moving few interfaces at a time so we wont cause impact to our business operations or potential risk

    >>> Controlled migration is very much possible. You can have multiple PI systems. There is a migration tool available to move your objects from PI 7.0 to 7.31.

    http://scn.sap.com/community/pi-and-soa-middleware/blog/2013/05/15/sap-tool-to-migrate-dual-stack-id-objects-to-integrated-configuration-objects-ico--pi-73-ehp1-sp07

    - Can we run PI 7.0 and PI 7.3 for a period of time till we complete entire migration

    >>> Ofcourse Yes. You'll be installing a new system for 7.3 so you can have two systems running in parallel.

    - Can we move 10 outbound idoc interfaces out of 20 outbound idocs and use same approach for inbound idocs/proxy/JDBC etc.

    >>> You can handle it..

    For the proxy interface, with the help of sender ID&receiver ID in SXMB_ADM- you can redirect certain interfaces to new PI system.

    Below blog for reference.

    http://scn.sap.com/people/sandro.garofano2/blog/2009/09/02/connect-sap-application-system-to-multiple-sap-pi-integration-server--variant-n-1

    Message was edited by: Hareesh Gampa

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    Feb 18, 2014 at 08:08 PM

    Hi Kannan,

    - Is there a possibility of moving few interfaces at a time so we wont cause impact to our business operations or potential risk

    Yes. Phased Migration can be done. Both the PI 7.0 & PI 7.31 can be kept Up & running.

    Only Migrated interfaces of PI 7.31 can be activated in new system & De-activated in old system.

    Also, complete migration of 200+ interfaces can be done in one GO.

    Enough testing should be done in DEV & QA systems.

    That would minimise potential risk.

    - Can we run PI 7.0 and PI 7.3 for a period of time till we complete entire migration

    Yes. Only thing we need to consider is, Each interface should be active in only one PI system at a time.

    - Can we move 10 outbound idoc interfaces out of 20 outbound idocs and use same approach for inbound idocs/proxy/JDBC etc.

    Yes. Again same point applies as in 2nd question. Each interface should be active in only one PI system at a time.

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