SAP Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM) Software 2.0 is reaching its end of maintenance period.
End of Maintenance (EOM) for SAP LVM is December 31st 2015
We highly encourage our customers to upgrade to the current LVM version LVM 2.1 (SP5).
FAQ regarding EOM of LVM 2.0
Q: What does it mean for me as a current LVM 2.0 customer ?
• SAP no longer provides new Support Packages
• SAP no longer provides legal changes
• Limited technology updates: No guaranteed new SAP Kernels or SAP Kernel patches
(e.g. to support new OS/DB versions); one-step upgrade to latest release may not be available
• Customer-specific problem resolution: Maintenance covers resolution of problems only in case
of known solutions or workarounds. Resolutions for problems not yet know to SAP are typically
charged based on time and material. Problem resolution for third-party products (such as OS/DB)
that are not maintained by the vendor anymore may not be possible.
• SAP Enterprise Support service level agreements are not delivered for releases in customer-specific
Q: What is your recommendation
A: Please upgrade to the latest LVM version 2.1 (SP5)
Q: What are my options to upgrade ?
In place upgrade: Use Software Update Manager (SUM) to upgrade your existing LVM 2.0 installation.
Check the minimum SAP NetWeaver version required to run LVM 2.1, currently
SAPNetWeaver 7.3 SupportPackage 03
Export your LVM 2.0 configuration -> LVM GUI: Setup / Export,Import,Reset /Export -> select all -> save file
Make sure to enter a password to encrypt the export, only then all the passwords will be exported too.
Use SUM to install LVM 2.1 -> https://help.sap.com/nwlvm#section2 Installation guide
If needed (in most cases the configuration will be preserved during the upgrade) import your LVM configuration
Import your configuration. LVM GUI: Setup / Export,Import,Reset /Import -> select file
It is possible to have two independent LVM instances pointing to the same SAP systems for availability purposes
Q: Where can i find information on the lifecycle of LVM versions ?
A: This information is provided in the official roadmap slides: Roadmap
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