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SAP Hardware migration and ECC upgrade


We have to perform the following tasks :

  1. Migrate hardware for application server to a virtualized platform (vmware).
  2. Upgrade database to oracle 10 to 11g in a RAC environment also will be migrating current hardware
  3. Upgrade ECC 6 from EHP3 to EHP6

We can combine task 1 and 2 by doing a homogeneous system copy with export/import  method.

I am interested in finding out whether we can combine the task 3 along with task 1 &2.

Our environment has a distributed installtion with ECC 6.0, OS - red hat linux 5.8 and DB - oracle

Would like to know if this i possible or if it too challenging.



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    Mar 01, 2013 at 05:07 PM

    Hi LM,

        You have to perform the following that makes your job pretty easier.

    1. Take an export of your source system.

    2.Install Oracle  11 in your target system and import the data in your target system.

    3.Later do the upgrade to EHP6 from EHP3 in the target system.

    Reasons for me to suggest this stragety is that we will have a backup of your old system in case of any migration or upgrade failure.Secondly, anyways you will have to perform export and import method for the hardware migration hence you can have the latest DB with patches so that you MIGHT not face  any error  during this upgrade activity.

    I hope this information helps.

    Thanks and Regards,


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    • Former Member Former Member

      My DB size is roughly 700 GB. So i think i will stick to my initial plan of migrate and then upgrade as a different task.

      Thanks for suggestions.