I had recently installed ( about 6 months Back to be Specific ) SAP ERP 6.0 EHP7 IDES system.
My company is planning to Upgrade the same System on EHP8.
I searched through the support portals for EHP8 media and found some Upgrade Media for EHP8 but I'm still confused.
Can anyone help me on below points to get a clear head.
1. Is there IDES Version of EHP8 Available..??
2. Can the same IDES Version i:e EHP7 be upgraded to EHP8. Is the media available for the Upgrade and how will we go about it.
If anybody has anything important to share along with the question, it will be really grateful.
Thanks & Regards,
Have you read the SAP note 799639 - IDES - General Information about the usage of IDES systems?
Here is what the note says:
Support Packages / Upgrade / EHPs
IDES specific Support Packages do not exist.
Patching and Upgrade of IDES systems are no longer supported. IDES should only be operated as a seperate installation. Each new release requires a new installation!
Due to the complexity of the IDES systems and the number of preinstalled components/AddOns it is not possible any more to generate a consistant maintenance (MOPZ) within the Solution Manager. Because of this technical restriction we recommend to wait for coming IDES versions/releases.
Kernel Updates / Kernel Patches are recommended!