As system conversion varies widely between different systems please use this only as a guide. Your conversion may need more detailed work if it is older version/has more components but overall steps are same.
Maintenance Planner checks if Add-ons, Active Business Functionsand Industry Solutions are supported for the conversion. If there is no valid conversion path for any of the items listed above (for example, an add-on is not released for the conversion yet), the Maintenance Planner prevents the conversion. TIP: If you don’t have S/4HANA license you will be able to do the check but not able to generate stack.xml file.
As a prep you may like to empty the download basket for your S-000 user so that any files added to the download basket are meant for this task and will help to ensure that only the required files are included.
You need to login to Maintenance Plannerto access system assigned to your S-user. Please ensure landscape data is uploaded to SAP support portal via LMDB of SAP Solution Manager. The system that you are converting has to be defined in OSS under your customer ID. The diagram below shows the Maintenance planner cloud service and how it integrates with Customer system.The source system data is (1) sent to SLD. (2) data from SLD is synchronized with Landscape Management Database (LMDB). (3)From LMDB the data is uploaded to customer profile in SAP support portal using Solman daily job – “landscape Fetch”. If there is issue in replicating you may be asked to apply Note 2186164 - Problem in replicating systems to Maintenance Planner TIP: This data based on Customer Number is used by Maintenance Planner for all planning activities. So ensure you use same customer number to define system in sapnet as well as use same S-user id.
Select the Fiori tile Plan for SAP S/4HANA Choose Plan an SAP S/4HANA conversion of an existing system. You can click on the link for Product Availability Matrix and SAP S/4HANA Conversion Guide for the documentation. Click on Next.
In the next screen enter SID = ERP; select Target Version = SAP S/4HANA 1610; Target Stack = Initial Shipment Stackand Click on Next.
In the next screen choose Co-deployed with Backend and checkmark Target Product Instances depending on which SAP FontEnd Applications you need.
In the next scree click on Continue Planning
In the next screen Click on Next In the next screen select OS/DB dependent files checkmark Linux on x86_64 bit and click on Confirm Selection.Click onOK In the next screen click on Download Stack XML, Download Stack Text File, Download PDF and Export to Excel Generate Side Effectsto download the files to your desktop. Out of these you will have to ftp the stack.xml file to the server. It will look something like this –MP_Stack_2000121202_2038_.xml
Click on Push to Download Basket. This will load the Download Basket with files you need.
In the pdf file downloaded above, in the Planned Changessection there is a link provided that takes you directly to Service Marketplace to download the media.
In the screen below choose UPGRADE(AUTOMATED DOWNLOAD)
Checkmark to select below files to add to Download Basket
In addition to above please download latest version of SPAM – KD75163 or above as shown below
In case you want to install new HANA DATABASE please download media below. If you already have a database the procedure to add database container will be shown in next part. Add this to the download basket
If you want to install LiveCache you will require the HANA database LCAPPS plugin as below: Download all the media into separate directories under /sapmedia S4HANA1610_UPG 51051151_HANASP12_4 download <- This will include all files selected from MP + SPAM + HANA DB
Here is an example of a report where Pre-checks resulted in a failure.
TIP: Key facts about Add-ons – They are delivered using the Add-On Assembly kit. If the Add-ons were built using older Add-on Assembly kit when 3P vendors were not required to deliver deinstallation option. S/4HANA Add-ons are with AAK5 and this requires deinstallation kit for the Add-on. The first note to refer here is Note 2214409 - SAP S/4HANA: Compatible Add-ons. There are attachments that show the compatible addons for the versions and the list is expected to increase.
Here are some more examples of errors from some time ago but should be OK with 1610. The check report below is for 1511FPS1 and business function FIN_GL_REORG_1 was flagged Always_Off and is not a issue to convert to 1511FPS2, Also IS_AD_MPN is not an issue to convert to 1610.
All certified Solutions can be found in Application Development Partner Directory TIP: Just enter (parts of) the product or company name in the search field on top left, then click on the found companies to get further details. Companies having solutions certified for S/4HANA on Premise, will be found by entering “S/4” in the search field
Hope you have got valuable information to proceed with conversion ....