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Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 2020 - time to change


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What is SAP S/4HANA?


SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent, integrated ERP system that runs on our in-memory database, SAP HANA.

SAP S/4HANA is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It transforms business processes with intelligent automation and runs on SAP HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model.

Ha, ha, ha just kidding but these slogans come straight from the SAP Website. Nevertheless this Article concentrates on the Upgrade to the latest Version of our Flagship Application S/4 which is (still) the core of all our integrated software applications.

In case there is a mismatch in the naming Support Package Stack (SPS) and/or Feature Package Stack (FPS), please refer to the SAP Release Strategy







 

How S/4HANA fits into the Intelligent Enterprise


 




the SAP Data Value Formula







Evolution and Details SAP S/4HANA Software Stack


(my) Presentation - Upgrade S/4HANA Version 2020 -Basis View

White Paper - Upgrading SAP S/4HANA - How, Why, and Best Practices

as already introduced the S/4HANA software stack in the Blog - SAP S/4HANA 1709 SPS03 - back on the Mothership again … the are no really big changes in the base components.

Blog - SAP Fiori deployment options and SAP Fiori front-end server strategy – UPDATE 2020
Document - SAP Fiori deployment options and system landscape recommendations


SAP S/4HANA Software Stack Evolution


still, there is a difference to the SAP BW/4HANA software components stack as follows:


SAP BW/4HANA Software Stack Evolution







Important SAP Notes for SAP S/42020 - Overview


Note 2884313 - SAP S/4HANA 2020: Release Information
Note 2912919 - SAP S/4HANA FOUNDATION 2020: Release Information Note
Note 2912253 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information
Note 2943206 - SAP S/4HANA 2020: Restriction Note
Note 2977657 - CDS View Replication for SAP S/4HANA 2020 and following: Restriction note
Note 2924833 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 - app specific notes in system conversion / upgrade preparation phas...
Note 2924845 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 - app specific notes in system conversion / upgrade follow-on phase

SAP Help - SAP S/4HANA 2020 Latest - What's new Viewer






SAP Solution Manager and SAP Maintenance Planner


make sure your SAP S/4HANA system is updated in the SAP Solution Manager LMDB and transferred to the SAP Maintenance Planner.


In advance check before the technical Upgrade, if your installed Add-On's are compatible with SAP S/4HANA. In this case: well, this Add-On cannot be uninstalled via SAINT ...

These Add-On's can be removed with tx. SAINT before you start the SUM process
SAP Help - SAP Add-On Installation Tool

Note 2011192 - Uninstallation of ABAP add-ons
Note 2214409 - SAP S/4HANA: Compatible Add-Ons
Note 2053132 - How to find the import conditions of a Support package or ADD-ON
Note 2144806 - Uninstallation of UIAPFI70 100 and UIFSCM70 100 from the Product Version SAP Fiori 1....
Note 2227939 - Deinstallation of SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense Add-Ons OTM_EXTR, ODTHCMER, ODTGEN...
Note 2256000 - Uninstallation of SAP Fiori UI Component: UI for Basis Applications
Note 2240359 - SAP S/4HANA: Always-Off Business Functions
Note 2771798 - S/4HANA readiness of Fiori Business Suite Add-Ons
Note 2980681 - SAP S/4HANA APL selections in maintenance planner
Note 3030010 - There are add-ons that are not compatible with target SAP S/4HANA 2020 while planning...
Note 3049346 - "The Installation/Upgrade Package for Add-on RTLCAB rel. 500 is not available" in Mai...


for these UI Add-On's there are successors available, so there is no need to remove them beforehand anymore, and the upgrade planning process can be continued and finalized in the SAP Maintenance Planner.



Plan Changes for SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Details 1



Plan Changes for SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Details 2



Plan Changes for SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Details 3



Plan Changes for SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Details 4


Check the Content of the Download Basket for missing Attribute Change Packages (ACR) related to the SAP S/42020 Upgrade and add them manually if necessary.




  • EA-HR608.SAR

  • GBX01HR5605.SAR

  • GBX01HR600.SAR

  • SRA004600.SAR

  • ST-PI740.SAR

  • UIMDG001200.SAR







SAP S/4HANA - Simplification Item Check


Note 2399707 - Simplification Item Check
Note 3143951 - SAP S/4HANA 2022 Conversion & Upgrade checks - TCI Note #11
Note 3028788 - SAP S/4HANA 2021 Conversion & Upgrade checks - TCI Note #10
Note 2502552 - S4TC - SAP S/4HANA Conversion & Upgrade new Simplification Item Checks
Note 3059197 - SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA upgrades
Note 3045936 - SNOTE: The system is currently updated using the Software Update Manager

the Report /SDF/RC_START_CHECK is explained in the Blog - Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 1809 SPSx - the final frontier

Blog - Simplification Item Catalog, Simplification Item Check and SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA

Feature Pack 02 (FPS02) for SAP S/4HANA 2020 is available since 05/2021
Feature Pack 03 (FPS03) for SAP S/4HANA 2020 is available since 11/2021
Feature Pack 04 (FPS04) for SAP S/4HANA 2020 is available since 04/2022
Feature Pack 03 (FPS03) for SAP S/4HANA 2020 is available since 10/2022



SAP S/4HANA - Simplification Item Check - 07/2021




coming from lower SAP S/4 Releases, e.g. 1709 you might have to do more checks here …

Note 2858850 - Error in the Phase SUM PREP_EXTENSION/RUN_S4H_SIF_CHECK_INIT with the Job /SDF/RC_STA...


details of Report /SDF/RC_START_CHECK


Note 2679118 - Simplification item check for duplicate output request entries
Note 2927227 - SI-Check - Renovation Task Management parameter in table S4SIC_PARAM
Note 2943919 - Simplification Item Check: Duplicates check for INOB
Note 3057330 - Simplification Item SI28: CT_CHK_ITEM_DEVICE - Check for invalidated Output Devices



Report /SDF/RC_START_CHECK - solved


 

in addition: a little bit of SPAU/SPDD and and SPAM/SAINT (incl. Kernel) on my side 


Note 2944943 - Wrong Add-On conflict calculation in upgrades and S/4HANA conversions
(execute Report RSSPAM_CORRECT_AVERS Version 4)


and hey: remember tx. SDDLAR to check the CDS consistency?

Note 2023690 - CDS views are inactive
Note 2536195 - Unable to upgrade to S/4HANA 1709



Blog: Let’s talk SAP S/4HANA AnyPremise Upgrade (Thanks to yashith)






Check and Preparation Steps before SUM starts


actually before starting the SUM process, I came up with some issues which should be considered, even that I was in a very early stage of the SAP S/4HANA 2020 Upgrade.

SAP HANA 2.0 SP05 Update is necessary


the SAP SUM 2.0 SP09 Version usually checks explicitly the SAP HANA Version which is underlying  and for the Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 2020 SP05 for SAP HANA 2.0 or higher is mandatory.

Note 2844322 - SAP HANA Platform 2.0 SPS 05 Release Note
Note 3043459 - SAP HANA 2 SPS05 Revision 056.00
Note 3120845 - SAP HANA 2 SPS05 Revision 059.01

Note 3027730 - SAP HANA Client 2.8.16
Note 3063656 - SAP HANA Client 2.9.19
Note 3117481 - SAP HANA Client 2.10.20

furthermore the NSA HANA Functionality which was introduced with SAP HANA 2.0 SP04 is now by default in SAP HANA 2.0 SP05 and SAP S/4 2020 and reflected in the Upgrade by the SUM.

be careful with the usage of SAP HANA 2.0 SP06 and onwards. some new security measurements are now mandatory, like the SSL connection when connection to the SAP HANA Studio. This might interfere with the Connection between SUM and SAP HANA in general.

Note 2799997 - FAQ: SAP HANA Native Storage Extension (NSE)
Note 2927591 - SAP HANA Native Storage Extension 2.0 SPS 05 Functional Restrictions
Note 2983008 - Enable/Disable NSE (PAGE LOADABLE) for column tables of HANA statistics server

Silent Data Migration (SDMI) - new functionality


Blog - Monitoring Silent Data Migration (SDM_MON) – S/4HANA 1909 upgrade/conversion

starting with SAP S/4HANA 1909 this new functionality is now present in the System and in every productive client. Despite the fact, that the SUM process takes care about the process, it is more than suitable to make yourself familiar with the Silent Data Migration Functionality, as it is not possible to deactivate or exclude this in further Upgrades.


Job RSUPGJOB stops for SDMI


In a Nutshell: from the Start Release SAP S/4 1909 onwards, you will need in every productive client a SDMI user with has the permission to execute the Report SAP_SDM_EXECUTOR_ONLINE_MIGR. the Report can be customized in tx. SJOBREPO individually in every client (default 15 min.) and it has at least to be executed once completely.


tx. SJOBREPO


If this is not possible, you can run the Report R_SDM_ONLINE_EXEC to trigger the migration for a single class manually.


Report R_SDM_ONLINE_EXEC


Note 2664638 - Create and assign SDMI User in a client
Note 2949148 - SDMI: Exclude obsolete client 066 from SDMI
Note 2850918 - Authorizations req. for Silent Data Migration (SDMI) in SAP S/4HANA Rel. 1909
Note 2821421 - SDM_USER: Allow creation without SAP_ALL profile
Note 2916801 - Silent Data Migration (SDMI) Configuration Options
Note 2943697 - Handling IN PROCESS class migration


tx. SDM_USER



tx. SDM_MON



check inconsistent ABAP managed HDI container


it is suitable to check the ABAP managed HDI container to prevent errors in Phase HANA_DEPLOY_UPG. Depending on your SAP S/4HANA Release, use either tx. SCTS_HTA_TOOLS or Report SCTS_HTA_ADMIN.

Note 2854985 - Check and repair inconsistent ABAP managed HDI container
Note 2906041 - Checks after phase MAIN_NEWBAS/HANA_DEPLOY_UPG were negative!
Note 2776773 - Inconsistencies found between HTA and HANA


tx. SCTS_HTA_TOOLS







Changes with ABAP 7.55 Platform


new system behavior with SAP Enqueue Server 2 (ENSA 2.0)


during the complete SUM process in the Upgrade of SAP S/4HANA 20xx the new SAP Enqueue Server 2 (ENSA 2.0) influences the start/stop behavior of the main and shadow S4 Instance. Make yourself familiar with the changes in the Default and Instance Profiles.

SAP Help - Configuration of the Enqueue Server 2
Note 2630416 - Support for Standalone Enqueue Server 2
Note 2754662 - SUM upgrade/Installation of S/4HANA fails due to Enqueue problem

using the latest SAP Kernel 7.81


as I'm doing the Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 2020 in a very early stage, it showed that the latest SAP Kernel 7.81 help preventing errors in various Upgrade Phases, e.g. ENSA 2.0 usage and CDS handling. Currently 7.81/116 (14th of April 2021)

new Client Copy Tool available


Blog - New Client Copy Tool
Note 2962811 - New Client Copy Tool: General Information

new Version of SAP_UI 7.55


please Note that the new delivered SAP_UI Version 7.55 is not anymore compatible with SAP NetWeaver Releases like 7.40 up to 7.51 anymore. SAP_UI 7.54 is the last Version supporting this lower Releases. you see this also in the Description of the Version of the SAP FES for S/4HANA.



new secure by default options SAP Basis 7.55


Blog - Secure By Default for SAP S/4HANA 2020
Blog - Secure By Default for SAP S/4HANA 2021






Starting the SUM Process


Always get the latest Version of the SUM from the SLT Main Page

Note 2882379 - Central Note - Software Update Manager 2.0 SP09 [lmt_021]
Note 3024369 - Central Note - Software Update Manager 2.0 SP12 [lmt_020]


SAP SUM 2.0 SP09 or higher usage is mandatory





only available as Request/Pilot:
Note 2225630 - Executing and monitoring Zero Downtime Option of SUM for SAP Bus Suite
Note 2707753 - Executing and monitoring Zero Downtime Option of SUM for SAP S/4HANA


some of the checks are already explained before to continue the SAP Upgrade process here.



===  Phase: PREP_EXTENSION/EHP_INCLUSION  
=== Title: Add-On Retrofit Information
Component BSNAGT moves to S4CORE 104
Component ECC-SE moves to S4COREOP 104
Component ERECRUIT moves to S4CORE 104
Component IS-H moves to S4CORE 104
Component IS-M moves to S4CORE 104
Component MDG_UX moves to MDG_APPL 805
Component MSGPMCON moves to INSURANCE 804
Component REVREC moves to S4CORE 104
Component REVRECSD moves to S4CORE 104

Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/CHECK4NOTES_TOOL


Note 2949944 - CHECK4NOTES_TOOL Type error: Missing SAP Notes for Tools
Note 2642660 - ZDO revoke capabilities for HANA Repository content
Note 2768794 - HTA for HDI: Error in locking/unlocking development environment
Note 2797905 - AMDP: Termination of CL_AMDP_RUNTIME_SERVICE after upgrade
Note 2854985 - Check and repair inconsistent ABAP managed HDI container
Note 2950218 - Enable creation of new shared workspace on new XSA server or SAP Web IDE
Note 2918366 - Issue with class CL_XCLA_FAAT_DOC_IT in a XCLA phase MAIN_NEWBAS/XPRAS_AIMMRG during ...
Note 2925002 - FM SUMO_RESOLVE_E071_OBJ: add handling of missing subobject types WAPP, SOTT, SOTU, H...
Note 2941075 - Switch procedure: Adjustment for zero downtime upgrade
Note 2941394 - DDIC: onPrem upgrade to 2020, error for table SRF_REP_TYPE_DEF in PARDIST_SHD
Note 2840923 - SNOTE: Enable De-implementation of DDIC Correction Instructions
Note 2878284 - DDIC: table content not deleted from physical table pool
Note 2950218 - Enable creation of new shared workspace on new XSA server or SAP Web IDE
Note 2953369 - Handling of Incorrect Adjustment Status of Note in SPDD
Note 2958954 - SNOTE: Note Implementation fails during ZDO Upgrade
Note 2980265 - Wrong message 'All Changes Already Exist' …
Note 2997543 - DD: DDL source could not be read - dependent activation of deleted DDLS
Note 2997792 - DD: Extend activation fails with "The component & does not exist or is not active"


Phase HDB_CHK_NSE_OLDPERSISTENCE


only a few tables were affected here and it is not related to the SDMI functionality.
Note 2858832 - SAP HANA Native Storage Extension Functional Restrictions for SAP HANA Cloud


generated sql script for affected tables (NSE)




for the overall consistency of the SUM process this Phase can be ignored for now and proceed later. see also the Blog - Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 1809 SPSx – the final frontier

 


Phase RUN_RSUPG_TADIR_COMPONENT_CHECK


 

Phase: RUN_RSUPG_TADIR_COMPONENT_CHECK
Note 2318321 - Differences in SUM for the rescue of Non-SAP objects between load and delta procedure



Report ZRSUPG_TADIR_COMPONENT_CHECK


Note 2408272 - Analyzing Results of Object Directory Entry and Software Component Check
Note 2215288 - ABAP Test Cockpit: Analyzing Objects Using Arbitrary Prefix Namespaces
Note 2464754 - SUM: RUN_RSUPG_TADIR_COMPONENT_CHECK phase "objects found without delivery transport"
Note 2915357 - UNKNOWN_COMPONENT_OBJECT for objects in package ASU1
Note 2910608 - Issue with applying changes to 'TYPES', 'DATA' or 'CONSTANTS' within ABAP Class defin...
Note 2378526 - /IWFND/I_MED_SRH table index issue during system upgrade
Note 3056869 - Handling /IWFND/I_MED_SRH table index issue during system upgrade in HANA


Phase REPACHK1



Phase EU_IMPORT_ALL



Phase SHADOW_IMPORT_UPG2


Note 2898700 - SAP S/4HANA 1909 upgrade stops with conflicting unique indexes on table /LTB/TR_HDR
Note 2950229 - Secondary index for database table /LTB/TR_HDR can't be created after upgrade
Note 2890515 - SYNTAX ERROR in MAIN_NEWBAS/XPRAS_AIMMRG phase of upgrade


Phase DOWNCONF_DTTRANS



last exit before execution Phase ...



Phase EU_SWITCH



Phase Kernel KX_SWITCH



MAIN_TRANSEXEC/ACT_TRANS - error with FPS02 and IS-OIL


DDL Source I_ACMCONTRACTCOUNTERPARTY could not be activated
(E- Object SQL_VIEW_NAME of type View was already created in DDL source "your_ddl_source" => rename either one of them an repeat the Phase.



Phase PARCONV_UPG


unfortunately in the Upgrade Phase HANA_DEPLOY_UPG there is not possibility at this time to skip or exclude Calculation Views, even it would be possible to repair them after the technical Upgrade.



Phase HANA_DEPLOY_UPG


Note 2789289 - Activation of Calculation View Fails with Error "column store error: [34011] Inconsis...
Note 2810639 - '_SYS_BI': the object name must not start with the reserved prefix '_SYS_'


tx. SCTS_HTA_TOOLS



Report SCTS_HOTA_ORGANIZER/tx. SCTS_HTA_DEPLOY



tx. SCTS_HTA_DEPLOY - 2



tx. SCTS_HTA_DEPLOY - 3



Phase HANA_DEPLOY_UPG - continued



Phase XPRAS_AIMMRG - error




Always check the root cause for the XPRAS_AIMMRG interruption. Mostly the main errors already occurred during ACT_UPG and PARCONV Phases.

 

Note 2213074 - MESSAGE_TYPE_X in Program MANDT_UNIQUE_GET during Upgrade
Note 2529195 - Runtime error during conversion / upgrade to S/4HANA in phase XPRAS_AIMMRG
Note 2771607 - Error in SDOK_CONTREP_AFTER_IMP Table for document contents does not exist
Note 2890515 - SYNTAX ERROR in MAIN_NEWBAS/XPRAS_AIMMRG phase of upgrade
Note 2918366 - Issue with class CL_XCLA_FAAT_DOC_IT in a XCLA phase MAIN_NEWBAS/XPRAS_AIMMRG during ...
Note 2769345 - "No field was selected from com structure" occurs during the ERP upgrade
Note 2986755 - Activation of BC Set end up in recursion when there are follow on BC Sets
Note 2773484 - SUM Checks After Phase MAIN_NEWBAS/XPRAS_AIMMRG were Negative - Error in Parallel XCL...
Note 3071284 - CL_XCLA_FAAT_DOC_IT upgrade job cancellation due to timeout


Phase XPRAS_AIMMRG - continued



Phase UPCONF - End of SUM technical Downtime



Phase SPAUINFO



Phase REQ_UP_FINAL - Postprocessing



Procedure finished - Your SUM procedure is complete







SAP S/4HANA 2020 - Post Activities



SAP S/4HANA 2020 - Update 07.2021



SAP S/4HANA 2020 - Update 11.2021








  • tx. SPAU

  • tx. SDDLAR

  • tx. SCTS_HTA_TOOLS

  • tx. SNOTE



tx. SDDLAR - with SAP S/4HANA 2020


Note 3063842 - Supplier Evaluation by Quantity - Evaluate suppliers on partial delivery


tx. SDDLAR - Repair Tools



tx. SCTS_HTA_TOOLS







apply the latest SAP Corrections in advance


Blog - Note Analyzer – Revamp 2021

Note 2912253 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information
Note 3019642 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 Feature Package Stack 02: Additional Release Information
Note 3113354 - SAP S/4HANA 2020 SP Stack 03 - Release & Information Note
Note 2912919 - SAP S/4HANA FOUNDATION 2020: Release Information Note
Note 2935911 - SAP FIORI FOR SAP S/4HANA 2020: Release Information Note

Check for corrections of the main/core components after FPS03 or higher:

  • SAPK-60003INUIBAS001

  • SAPK-75503INSAPBASIS

  • SAPK-75503INSAPBW

  • SAPK-75503INSAPGWFND

  • SAPK-75503INSAPUI

  • SAPK-75F03INSAPABA

  • ST-A/PI 01U_731

  • SAPK-10503INS4CORE

  • SAPK-10503INS4COREOP

  • SAPK-10503INS4FND

  • SAPK-80503INMDGFND

  • SAPK-80503INMDGAPPL


 




check the DDIC/DDL consistency


Blog - A new generation of CDS views: CDS view entities (new with ABAP 7.55)
Blog -
CDS View Entity
Blog - Analytics in S4HANA real shape
Blog - How To Integrate SAP Data Intelligence and SAP S/4HANA AnyPremise
Blog - Hello World: CDS View – SAP S/4HANA On Premise 2022

Note 2023690 - CDS views are inactive
Note 2421686 - CDS view(DDL SQL View) cannot be activated with RUTDDLSACT
Note 2577424 - EU_INIT customer objects, modified or enhanced objects are missing
Note 3109997 - DDLS Where-Used: No deletion of DDLS index for SAPRSEUC
report SAPRSEUC
Note 2581518 - Jobs in the Technical Job Repository (SJOBREPO)
Note 2833335 - DDLS object missing in the where-used result list
report SDDIC_DDLS_INDEX_ALL_SOURCES
Note 2992214 - Jobs in the Technical Job Repository (SJOBREPO) in SAP S/4HANA 2020

Note 2902786 - Upgrade to HANA View based Info providers in Analytics and CDS views for 1909
Note 2952620 - Upgrade to CDS View based Info Provider for CV_EMPLOYEE HANA view


map CV_EMPLOYEE with IMPWFPERSON







SAP S/4 2020 - What next?


A good start for technical post activities is the SAP S/4HANA SQUARE ONE series from mahesh.sardesai

Before S/4 2020 is after S/4 2020, as SAP S/4 2021 already available and SAP S/4 2022 underway

Blog - SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – Foundational SAP Notes for SAP S/4HANA 2021
Blog - SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA – Foundational SAP Notes for SAP S/4HANA 2022

 


SAP S/4HANA Software Stack Evolution 2021



SAP BW/4HANA Software Stack Evolution 2021


SAP BW/4 2021 is based (finally) on the same ABAP Stack as S/4 2021 and also the main Add-On's will be available with the first Support Package for SAP BW/4 2021

  • SAP BPC 12.0

  • SAP BCS/4 3.0


See more Details in the Blog - SAP BW/4 HANA 2021 – 3rd Generation in Sync with SAP S/4

Note 2289865 - Configuration steps for SAP S/4HANA Analytics
Note 2626107 - How to execute task list SAP_ESH_INITIAL_SETUP_WRK_CLIENT
Note 2712785 - Fiori Setup: Initial Setup for Fiori Applications S/4
Note 2729492 - Configuring notifications in Fiori Launchpad and known restrictions
Note 2947824 - Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2020
Note 3045635 - Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2020 FPS02

Blog - SAP ILM based on SAP IQ Database
configuring the SAP ILM Functionality based on SAP IQ Database in S/4 2020






 

Roland Kramer, SAP Platform Architect for Analytics SAP SE
@RolandKramer


 

 

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”
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