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Feb 12, 2016 at 02:14 PM

New Installation of S/4HANA, confusion


Hi all,

I am trying to figure out a smooth roadmap on how to setup a fresh S/4HANA on premise system.

I assume I was kind of right in choosing my entry point to be:

There I checked the "Getting started" Guide first where my path is roughly described as follows:

  • Installation SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.5 based on SAP HANA
  • Installation of SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition
  • Installation SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition
  • If needed: migration of legacy data

Assuming that I have a freshly installed NW AS ABAP 7.50 instance running on HANA installed, what would the next logical step?

Exactly: "Installation of SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition"

Which brings me to the Installation Guide from the help portal. This guide mentions the following under

6 Installation Process

The installation process for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 is described in the Software Provisioning tool guide referenced in the section Installation Documentation [page 8].

Checking the referenced section:

3 Installation Documentation

Table 2 mentions the following documentation:

Installation guides describing the installation of SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 and higher using the Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 which is part of SL Toolset 1.0. Make sure that you always use the latest SP version available at

These installation guides are sorted by database. For the installation of SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511, chose the SAP HANA Database guide for your operating system (UNIX, IBM, or Windows).

Now to my point: This guide is actually only describing how to install a NW AS ABAP instance on 7.1 or higher, which brings me exactly to the point where I was starting at.

I am confused (and most probably missing an important point), but even more confident that some of you guys can help me out.

Thank you!

BR, Bojan