Please provide some information on how to use the ASU toolbox for an upgrade from BW 7.01 to 7.3. I have checked the Note 1000009 and downloaded the ASU XML file, but it doesn't have much info on how to use this. Is the XML file to be referred to for the steps to be performed before and after upgrade, or can it be implemented as an automated tool?
Any pointers would be useful.
Derek Fox replied
Currently we are busy with a BW upgrade from BW 7.0 Enhancement package 1 (BW 7.01) to BW 7.30.
We downloaded from OSS Note 1000009, the ASU XML file (containing version 20070921143711) and imported this into our BW 7.01 systems and then ran the steps as a preparation to sort out most issues prior to the actual upgrade (reduce the time spent during the upgrade itself).
During the upgrade process, SAP automatically updates the XML file with the newest version available and then prompts one for the manual preparation actions to be completed before proceding with the next steps in the upgrade.
There is a presentation on SDN regarding the technical aspects Link: [http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/d00f4372-e2fa-2d10-1ea7-efdfacd07965].
The process of upgrading either to BW 7.0x or BW 7.3x is similar in nature so the BW 7.0x upgrade guides/presentations in SDN are still applicable to provide guidance, i.e.