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HANA 1.00.122.13 SDC Upgrade to HANA 2.0 SPS04 on new hardware

Hi Basis Expert,

We have HANA 1.00.122.13 Single Database Container on old hardware (that does not support HANA 2.0) and are planning to upgrade to HANA 2.0 SPS04 on new hardware.

But I can not find any information or instructions/method on how it can be done.

Has anyone done this before and provide the right direction.

Regards,

Anil

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 09:58 AM

    Hi Anil,

    Any reason you are considering SPS 04? It is only supported for another 8 months.

    See

    Regarding the update, see

    For detailed information about tenant databases, see

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 03:32 PM

    Anil, some questions for you.

    1. Are you going to have high availability, Linux cluster, HANA system replication?
    2. Is VMware ESXi going to be used?
    3. Do you need to do an OS upgrade?
    4. Do you plan on moving install HANA 2.0 on the new hardware and then migrate the data or are you going to install the same version of HANA on the new hardware and then upgrade?
    5. How much down time is available to migrate to the new hardware?
    6. Is the hardware TDI or appliance model? The hardware has to be certified, see this link.

    https://www.sap.com/dmc/exp/2014-09-02-hana-hardware/enEN/appliances.html

    Denys is correct, you will want to move to SPS05 as this has 5 years of support.

    Bryan

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 07:21 PM

    For step 4 this is the way we are going to do it; we are on-premis. It was pretty complex and we decied to do it in phases. HANA Backup and Restore is a good option if you can get the down time. If you need less down time then consider HANA System Replication for Hardware Exchange. See this note 1984882 - Using HANA System Replication for Hardware Exchange with minimum/zero Downtime.

    Phase 1 (complete)

    Migrate existing 1.0 SPS12 to new TDI hardware. ESXi 6.7, SLES 15 SP1, Scaleup SUSE clustering for automatic failover and HANA 1.0 SPS12 with HANA System Replication. I used backup and restore method to move the DB to the new HANA systems. We hade the downtime avilable.

    Phase 2 (planning and testing now)

    Planning an inplace upgrade to HANA 2.0 SPS05 and installing XSA the end of September. I'm currently testing Use SAP HANA System Replication for Near Zero Downtime Upgrades.

    I have had good luck with SAP support Expert Chat with questions on topics I need more information on. So don't hesistate engaing your Cloud vendor and SAP support in your planning.

    Bryan

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Thank You Denys. We're still under the proposal phase and now will propose HANA 2.0 SPS05 to the customer.

    As per the SAP Note - 1948334 - SAP HANA Database Update Paths for SAP HANA Maintenance Revisions. The upgrade path is supported from Source Revision HANA 1.0 to HANA 2.0 SPS05.

    My question was more related to method/steps We have HANA 1.00.122.13 Single Database Container on old hardware (that does not support HANA 2.0) and are planning to upgrade to HANA 2.0 SPS05 on new hardware.

    Can you please help me on the method/steps.

    Regards,

    Anil

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 04:30 PM

    Thank You Bryan, Our current HANA 1.00 SPS12 Single container Database system and is hosted in AWS and Azure Cloud.

    Please find the answer to the queries

    1. Are you going to have high availability, Linux cluster, HANA system replication? - Yes we will have HANA system replication configured.
    2. Is VMware ESXi going to be used? - This needs to be discussed
    3. Do you need to do an OS upgrade? - The current hardware and OS is not supported for HANA 2.0 SPS 05 upgrade and therefore we need to migrate hardware and OS
    4. Do you plan on moving install HANA 2.0 on the new hard ware and then migrate the data or are you going to install the same version of HANA on the new hardware and then upgrade? - We still need to discuss on this part and do an brain storm
    5. How much down time is available to migrate to the new hardware? - This also needs to be discussed.
    6. Is the hardware TDI or appliance model? The hardware has to be certified, see this link. - This also needs to be discussed.

    We would like to focus on point 4. The HANA 2.0 SPS05 Upgrade method/approach.

    If anybody has done it , Appreciate to share your experience and inputs.

    Regards,

    Anil

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  • Posted on Aug 01, 2020 at 09:25 AM

    Thank You Bryan

    I have an question for you

    Method 1

    Do you plan on moving install HANA 2.0 on the new hard ware and then migrate the data - If we are going with this method. Is Backup/Restore from HANA 1.0 SPS12 Revision 13 Single Database Container into new hardware of HANA 2.0 SPS05 will work is the question ??

    Method 2

    Install the same version of HANA on the new hardware and then upgrade - Is it possible to install same version of HANA on new hardware and then upgrade.

    Regards,

    Anil

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