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JoergWolf
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
This blog covers latest information and known issues for the SAP S/4HANA 2022 Fully-Activated Appliance, delivered via SAP Cloud Appliance Library (SAP CAL).

The overview blog for the appliance can be found here.

The known issues for older appliance releases are here: 2021 / 2020 / 1909

If you would like to ask a support question, please do so in the SAP CAL Community.

 

Technical Topics


Initial system performance after instance creation or re-activate


When you create an instance or suspend / re-activate it, the system performance will be slower, especially within the Fiori Launchpad. Also, the first click on a Fiori tile will be significantly slower. This is due to initial caching in the system and will become faster if you continue working.

Other performance tuning tips are:

  • Choose the cloud provider location nearest to you (for good network latency)

  • Fiori rendering performance on the remote desktop is often slower than on your local laptop

  • The demo users contain a relatively large number of roles and Fiori tiles. You can copy these demo users in TCode SU01 and adapt accordingly e.g. remove roles, create your own roles / Fiori catalogs, or personalize the Fiori launchpad (see also the SAP Fiori Rapid Activation demo guide on the appliance demo page).


Note to SAP administrators: SGEN has been performed to pre-compile ABAP coding.

Remote desktop on Azure: no SAP Business Client installed


When you bring up an instance, the SAP NetWeaver Business Client might not be installed automatically on the remote desktop. To install it manually, please follow these steps:

  • On the remote desktop, download & install the Microsoft .NET framework 4.8 (from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet-framework/net48 > Download MS .NET 4.8 Runtime)

  • If asked about stopping background processes on the remote desktop, confirm to continue the installation (this will take a few minutes)

  • When the .NET installation has finished, reboot the remote desktop (using the regular restart feature of the remote desktop)

  • After the reboot has completed, log on to the remote desktop again and install the SAP Business Client by executing the file  Q:\flavor\S4HANA_Fully_Activated\NWBC770_18-80004841.exe

  • If you receive errors in the SAP Business Client when opening Web GUI applications, do the following:
    Search for Internet Options in the Windows search. In the dialog window, go to Security > Trusted Sites > Sites > Enter https://vhcals4hcs.dummy.nodomain > Add > Close.


Transport system (STMS) is not configured by default


Please check the SAP standard documentation how to configure the transport system in a new system.

Messages about faulty HANA plugins versions (vch_old, afl_old, …)


The appliance contains orphaned metadata for some HANA plugins (plugin names are vch_old / afl_old / sap_afl_sdk_apl / sap_afl_sdk_apl_old).

This won’t affect the use of the appliance but may cause some confusion in transactions such as ST04 or /n/SAPAPO/OM13 that display an error message for the plugin status.

To remove these messages, run the following command from the SQL console in HANA Studio for both the system and tenant DB:
TRUNCATE TABLE _sys_afl.plugin_errors

Hourly error messages in transaction /n/IWFND_ERROR_LOG


In tCode /n/IWFND/ERROR_LOG you will see hourly error messages (“No service found for namespace…”) for the users FIORIADMIN and BPINST. Those messages stem from a scheduled job and can be ignored (delete the entries if they distract you from the analysis of other errors).

Error in F4 value help when using your local SAP GUI installation


Symptom: You get a message “Internal error: Table Format, Cancel” when using the F4 value help in SAP GUI on your local PC.

Resolution: This happens if your local SAP Logon / GUI is outdated.
Please either upgrade to at least SAP GUI 7.60 PL11 (details in SAP Note 3098477 , the SAP GUI on the remote desktop of the 2022 appliances will work since it has a higher version).
Or if you want to keep your GUI version, use the setting proposed by Chetan Sharma here.

Fiori Spaces / Pages error: "An error occurred while loading this page"


Symptom:
When using Fiori Spaces/Pages, you get an error message
"An error occurred while loading this page. This might have happened due to one of the following reasons:
- The page or space has been removed or is no longer assigned to you.
- The URL might be corrupt. Among other things, this might be caused by a corrupt bookmark."

Resolution:
The full explanation is in SAP Note 3031245.
Short version for the appliance: Go to transaction /n/IWFND/GW_CLIENT, copy the below 4 lines (one at a time) into the text field "Request URI" and choose "Metadata > Cleanup Cache" from the menu.

/sap/opu/odata/UI2/FDM_SPACE_REPOSITORY_CUST_SRV/?$format=xml
/sap/opu/odata/UI2/FDM_PAGE_REPOSITORY_CUST_SRV/?$format=xml
/sap/opu/odata/UI2/FDM_PAGE_RUNTIME_SRV/?$format=xml
/sap/opu/odata/UI2/FDM_TRANSPORT_SRV/?$format=xml

S/4HANA learning tutorials don't show in the Web Assistant/Online Help


Symptom:
The Fiori Web Assistant/Online Help (question mark in right upper menu bar) > Learning > Learning Center shows a "Sorry, no content found" message

Resolution:
In SAP GUI, open transaction /n/UI2/FLP_CUS_CONF and double-click on Launchpad Plug-ins.
Mark the entry "WEB_ASSISTANT_HELP_PLUGIN" and double-click on "Configuration" in the left tree.
Change the property value for "LEARNING_APP_WORKSPACE" from "S4" to "s4" (case-sensitive !).
Save your changes into a transport request. Log out/on in Fiori Launchpad before testing.

Client 400 does not contain the Best Practices activation for Italy


In 2022 SP00 & FPS01, the SAP Best Practices for Italy are not activated in client 400, ie. they don't show up in tCode /n/SMB/BBI under the "Z_BP..." solutions but only under the reference solutions "BP_...", and the respective Italy-specific configuration and demo data is missing.

This is planned to be fixed with the upcoming 2022 FPS02 release. Workaround for existing appliances: activate the Italy localization in client 400, see this blog for detailed steps how to activate SAP Best Practices.

Issues with specific business scenarios


In-House Repair with Returns Management


Applicable for 2022 FPS01.

When posting a goods issue for an in-house repair object (equipment) to return the equipment to the customer, the current customer information in the equipment is initialized. If you want to use the same piece of equipment for another in-house repair, you first must add the current customer information in the equipment again, for example, via SAP GUI transaction code IE02. This issue is only applicable for Scenario 2: In-House Repair with Returns Management.

Issue with missing number ranges for the year 2023


Applicable for 2022 SP00, fixed in 2022 FPS01.

Symptom:
In client 100, you might encounter an error message "In company code 1710, the number range <xx> is  missing for the year 2023" if you try to post/book certain document types (eg. billing documents) in 2023 periods.

Resolution:
Certain number ranges are not maintained for 2023, and you need to manually correct them:

  • Enter transaction OBA7 and double-Click on any of the document type entries

  • In the next screen, choose the “Number Range Information” button > Enter Company Code 1710 > Choose “Change Intervals”.

  • In the table, navigate to the “Number Range No.” that you got in the error message and delete all lines that have blank entries in the "From No." and "To No." column (usually from 2023 to 2032).

  • Save and confirm the hint about transports


We recommend to do this for all number ranges that have empty values (~ 20 number range IDs are affected). Entering new number ranges in the empty fields is not recommended since all affected number ranges have an “indefinite” duration assigned (via the line with the year 9999).

Data Migration Cockpit


Applicable for 2022 SP00, fixed in 2022 FPS01

The demo scenarios for the Data Migration Cockpit are not available with the initial release of the SAP S/4HANA 2022 Fully-Activated Appliance. They are planned to be delivered with a reduced scope with the SAP S/4HANA 2022 FPS01 Fully-Activated Appliance (Q2 2023).

Transportation Management


The demo scenario for transportation management is not longer offered in the SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance. You may configure this scenario in a customer-specific project approach.
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