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Planning BW upgrade

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a BW upgrade from release 7.0 to 7.31 (ABAP Only). The system has the following components:

BI_CONT - version 7.04

PI_BASIS - version 2005_1_700

SAP_ABA - version 7.00

SAP_BASIS - version 7.00

SAP_BW - version 7.00

Plus:

FINBASIS - version 6.00

SEM-BW - version 6.00

Plus ST-A/PI and ST-PI

My questions are the following:

1) As the system has FINBASIS + SEM BW, can it be upgraded in one step to 7.31 with SUM?

2) The system is still using the authorizations from BW 3.5, Do I have to update the authorizations to BI 7.0 before the upgrade? or It can be done after the upgrade? Which is the best approach?

3) If the SW components FINBASIS and SEM-BW are upgraded in BW system, Does the ERP has to be updated to an EHP? (assuming ERP is 6.00)

4) I was checking SAP Note 1326576, What are the differences between scenario 4 and 5, If your BW is ABAP Only?

Regards,

JAM

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1) As the system has FINBASIS + SEM BW, can it be upgraded in one step to 7.31 with SUM?

You can upgrade them in one step using the SUM tool.

First make sure that the OS and DB are supported for the BW upgrade in PAM

2) The system is still using the authorizations from BW 3.5, Do I have to update the authorizations to BI 7.0 before the upgrade? or It can be done after the upgrade? Which is the best approach?

Please read this upgrade document as it suggest to migrate to the new authorization concept before the upgrade. The old authorization concept doesn't work with NW7.3x

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/d00f4372-e2fa-2d10-1ea7-efdfacd07965?overridelayout=t…

1911259 - Analysis Authorization Missing after Upgrade to 730

1685338 - Analysis Authorizations missing, deleted or inactive after upgrade to 730

1917777 - Analysis Authorizations missing or inactive after upgrade to BW 7.3

3) If the SW components FINBASIS and SEM-BW are upgraded in BW system, Does the ERP has to be updated to an EHP? (assuming ERP is 6.00)

You do not need an upgrade of the ERP system.

4) I was checking SAP Note 1326576, What are the differences between scenario 4 and 5, If your BW is ABAP Only?

Solution Manager MOPZ is the answer. Maintenance Optimizer will take care of all the dependencies involved. You just need to make sure that the system definition is correctly maintained in the Tx LMDB.

Get the upgrade guide from here for NW 7.31

http://service.sap.com/guidefinder

Regards

RB

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