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"SWPM -Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 SP20" is latest tool for -

Installing, copy, transform, split, rename, and uninstall products based on SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and AS Java. It was quite surprising when I started installation for SAP CAR for HANA DB using SP20 SWPM for SAP Netweaver 7.5.

SWPM new avatar with surprise --> The most interesting thing on this SP20 is that SWPM is only web accessible via web browser. The interface is running on Fiori platform and now it is identical as the SUM interface.

Working with the new SWPM

If you open the URL on a web browser you will find a web interface like this one:

Sample URL to start SWPM -->
Logon users: [MyUser]


The SL Common GUI opens in the browser by displaying the Welcome screen.Note
Before you reach the Welcome screen, your browser might warn you that the certificate of the sapinst process on this computer could not be verified. Accept this warning to inform your browser that it can trust this site, even if the certificate could not be verified.

If still want to use old model of SAPINST - start the sapinst executable (old SAPINST) with the command line option SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false

./sapinst SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false   --  exact command script

If you are using a stack configuration file (see Installation Using a Stack Configuration File (Optional) you have to call the sapinst executable with command line parameter

./sapinst SAPINST_STACK_XML=<Path_To_Stack_XML_File>; SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false

New Browser based UI as standard for Software Provisioning Manager SP20 -
The SL Common GUI with SAPINST 7.49 (or SL Common GUI for short) uses the SAP UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 (also known as SAPUI5) a client -

side HTML5 rendering library based on JavaScript. The benefits of this new user interface technology for the user are:

▫Zero foot print, since only a Web browser is required on the client

▫New controls and functionality (for example, view logs in Web browser), only use HTTP(s)

Further information on Software Provisioning Manager 1.0

--1680045 - Release Note for Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 (recommended: SP20)

--Download of tool and documentation in SAP Support Portal at:

--Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 in SAP Community Network

For restrictions and limitations, see the scenario-specific SAP Notes:

● Installation: This SAP Note 1680045
● System Copy: SAP Note 1738258
● System Rename: SAP Note 1619720
● Dual-Stack Split: SAP Note 1797362


Any comments, feedback are appreciated.


Amit Lal

Disclaimer - These are my personal opinions and thoughts. This does not represent any formal opinions, POVs, inputs, product road-maps etc. from my current or past employers or partners or/and any Clients.
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