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Installation advice for xMII V12.0

Hi all,

xMII is my first foray into the SAP experience. We are planning a POC using xMII to build a simple MES system with communication to existing SAP ECC/ERP, various PLCs and Proficy iHistorian and printing to Zebra label printers. We have a sandbox xMII V11.5 installed and working with ECC via RFCs/JCO.

It makes sense to use xMII V12 for the POC as we will not be going live for a year and the work we are doing now is discovery work. We are planning a new installation as the requirement for NetWeaver changes requirements quite dramatically.

I have been looking through the mountain of documents on Wikis, document sites, and Blogs and have found Master guides, Installation Guides, Upgrade Guides, Release Notes, Config Guides, SAP Notes... Then there is JCO, SAP JRA, UDSs of various types, Netweaver (UME, WebAS, CCMS, ...), JRE, database, Windows... I am attempting to make a list of what needs to be installed and in what order for the POC. I have not found a definitive source of information on the installation of an xMII server. -Does one exist?-

Here is my current list of what to install on the xMII server, in the order they must be installed. I could use some feedback!

The server: Dell Optiplex GX620 - 1G RAM - 2.8Ghz - 40Gb HD -Is this adequate? More RAM? More Disk?-

Windows Server 2003

MS SQL Server 2005

Sun JRE 1.4.2_16 (When will this be upgraded to 1.6, or even 1.5!)

Is JAVA_HOME required? Does it matter which JRE is in the Windows PATH environment variable?


NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) SR2 Usage Selection - Application Server Java - and configure JRA

xMII V12.0 SR3 - and configure users

XMII 12.0 Migration Tool SP02 XMIIMIGRATION02_0-10004466.SCA

JCOlibs for XMII 12.0 JCOLIBS00_0-10004406.SAR

XMII Framework UDS SP00



XMII iHistorian3 UDS SP00

Label printing - TBD

What did I miss? Is everything in the correct order?

Thanks all,

--Amy Smith

P.S. I have been impressed by the quality of the posts on this forum. I look forward to joining the community!

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    Feb 04, 2008 at 05:37 PM


    I'll have a guide coming out in the next couple of weeks pertaining to installation/configuration of:

    Service Marketplace (Software to download, S#, etc...)

    Solution Manager (Installation Keys)

    AS Java Stack

    xMII Deployment via JSPM

    NetWeaver Configuration (SLD, TMS, ICM, JRA, etc...)

    - Clustering & Load Balancing (Hopefully)

    It should be pretty comprehensive so if you can wait it might be worth while. Just to give you some insight when I installed Sol. Mgr it took 20 hrs. on a Dual Dual-Core machine with 2GBs of RAM and required > 32GBs of space. The AS Java and Rapid installs only took 2 hours on a similar machine, and finally the deployment of the xMII SCA only took 5 minutes.


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    • Former Member Salvatore Castro

      Hi Sam,

      I was reading this thread and came to know that you were preparing installation guide.

      Is the installation guide you were preparing has been published in SMP? If so then can you please provide the link?


      Haresh Solanki

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    Feb 01, 2008 at 09:44 PM

    As far as RAM is concerned , my guess is that 1 GB wouldn't suffice .When I had asked this question initially people recommended atleast 4GB (probably because of Netweaver requirements).

    I am not really sure how to scale this but @ this point we are using a 2GB RAM server and our application is just talking to ERP , there's no shop floor systems we are connecting to.

    Over the course of time as we monitor the performance, we'll be in a better position to say if this(RAM) is sufficient or no.

    As far as the installation files are concerned you do not need the OPC HDA zip.

    I think you are missing the xMII 12.0 SP02 (you said SR3 and I don't see a SR3 yet on the market place) file , its called XMII02_0-10004477.SCA.

    Hope this is helpful.

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    Feb 02, 2008 at 07:56 AM


    I have just been installing xMII version 12 and Netweaver for my first time. You need at least 2 GB of ram. I would use more depending on the load on the server.

    You probably also need someone with Solution Manager for making installation keys and probably need Solution Manager for making licensing keys. All depending on which version you install (SAPInstall or Rapid installer).

    Using MSSQL, I have been able to install it on 20 GB VMWare. Using MaxDB, you need more than 20 GB.

    You also need to instal MSSQL with a special collation settings, but you have probably seen this already.

    And you need SPS between 10 and 13 for Netweaver



    Edited by: Poul Klemmensen on Feb 2, 2008 8:57 AM

    Edited by: Poul Klemmensen on Feb 2, 2008 8:57 AM

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    Feb 01, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    4GB RAM and a couple free days...getting NetWeaver installed takes most of the time. Installing xMII is a relatively simple process once you get past installing the database, NetWeaver, and patches...

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    Feb 12, 2008 at 11:38 AM


    I don't think, you need SQL enterprise version. It will install on standard edition as well. Have not tried it in all details but installation is ok.

    Are currently running xMII on MaxDB or SAP DB and it seems to be working as well.



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    Apr 23, 2008 at 07:46 PM

    Hi All

    We have little problem and i hope you can help us.

    We have to install the xMII 12 in a customer, and we’re having a lot of problems trying to download de software, we have a valid oss account, and the correct sca file it’s in the download basket with aprove requested status.

    Now the documentation says that we have to use de Maintenance Optimizer of de Solution Manager in order to aprove the download. So we create a new Active Solution on the Solution Manager and try to assign the xMII 12 logical component, but we can’t select SAP XMII on the logical component list because have no entry’s; and we are not able to create the SAP xMII logical component.

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards.

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