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SAP NetWeaver BW Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

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SAPNetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3 and higher

On this page you can find taylored information about the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for SAPNetWeaver BW 7.3 and higher including the enablement for SAP HANA. See the information for lower releases on the page
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse? 7.0 and lower - exclusively.

SAP Business Intelligence Architecture

SAP Business Intelligence Architecture 2013 - Latest Releases

With the new possibilities of the SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30, In-Memory technologies SAP BWA and SAP HANA and further updates of the SAP BusinessObjects platform together with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services this must read presentation shows the synergies with the combination of the SAP Business Intelligence solution portfolio.Also the Sybase core technologies like Replication, Databases and Mobility can be used very efficiently together with the existing SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio

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  • BW Technical and Functional Upgrade

    The Software Update Manager 1.0 (SUM) replaces all previous upgrade tools.

    ASU Toolbox (incl. BW Specific Content) and BW Upgrade pre/post Task List

    With the ASU (application specific upgrade) toolbox customers get one single truth for all pre/post upgrade steps regarding the technical upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0x  and all following releases. More detailed information about the ASU toolbox can be found in note 1000009. The tool which is available since 2008 (see also the TechEd Presentation and the new Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 Presentation) is further developed and allows application specific and technical resources to work together for a successful upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30


    Together with the BW Housekeeping Task List, there are also additional Task Lists available to simplify preparation of the application-specific part.
    Implement the following SAP Note to enable usage of task list SAP_BW_BEFORE_UPGRADE via transaction STC01

    Note 1734333 - BW Pre and Post Upgrade and Migration Tasks

    (contains manual report ZNOTE_1734333_PRE_70x/ZNOTE_1734333_PRE_70x, and NO automated steps applied with SNOTE)

    See the facts about the Upgrade here - SAP NetWeaver 7.3x Upgrade

    Immediately after the upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3x the following Note should be applied:
    Note 1720495 (Invalid deimplementation of obsolete notes by SNOTE tool)

    With the release of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 new and innovative capabilities are added to SAP's EDW premium solution. SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 as the backbone for a successful usage of SAP BusinessObjects Platform and SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator - BWA is the heard of the SAP Business Intelligence Architecture.The updated presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.0x - Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.30 ABAP BW (full version with complete technical details) shows you the must know delta information to upgrade quickly and effective to SAP NetWeaver 7.30 BW including existing information from the resources of this page and als the updates for SAP NetWeaver 7.30 EhP1 (7.31).

    See also the changes for the existing BEx Versions 3.5 and 7.x after Upgrade to NetWeaver BW 7.30 or 7.31
    Please consult these Notes also prior to the technical Upgrade to prevent any unwanted incompabilities or unforseen changes.

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  • BW ABAP and BI-JAVA Installation

    The Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 (SWPM) replaces all existing sapinst tools.

    see the details of the Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 here.

    The document - SAP First Guidance - SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA Installation/Configuration includes the complete SAP NetWeaver BW basis customizing settings and an example configuration of the systemparameter. The guidance has no claim of completeness.

    New Installation of  SAP BI JAVA 7.30 - Options, Connectivity and Security

    With the release of SAP NetWeaver 7.30 all previous J2EE stacks are now synchronized in one platform. BI JAVA 7.30 is still available with the usage type BI-JAVA to connect to an existing SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 stack for the classical usage of BEx Web or the native dashboards (former Xcelsius). The presentation SAP NetWeaver 7.30 – BI JAVA Implementation shows the new SAP NetWeaver 7.30 installation and configuration options with the functional unit configuration UI (former CTC BI-Java Template) All informations are also valid vor SAP NetWeaver 7.30 EhP1 (7.31)

    SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Deinstalling Java Add-In (also valid for SAP NetWeaver 7.30 JAVA Add-In)

    The separation of the mostly existing doublestack (ABAP and JAVA in one instance) into two separate stacks is a SAP recommendation. An option which is available sinceSAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 is the deinstallation of the Java Add-In with SAPInst. This presentation gives some details and guidance about the process to prepare better for the upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.30 concentrating on the ABAP stack.

    As a successor for most scenarios, we offer the combined export of the Java system, the de-installation of the Java Add-In and the installation of a new Java system with support of the dual-stack split tool available as part of the SL toolset 1.0 (SP5). Find more information on the "Dual-Stack Split" page.
    In case of SAP NetWeaver 7.30 JAVA Add-In you can use the software provisioning manager 1.0 (SWPM) as part of the SL toolset for the deinstallation process, as it contains always the latest software components (Note 1680045). Please Note that the dual split process not supported for SAP NetWeaver 7.30 systems (Note 1655335)

    With SAP NetWeaver 7.3x JAVA the Functional Unit Configuration UI (former CTC BI-JAVA Template) is available

    In Advance check the WebAS/SSO Settings after the Upgrade to NetWeaver 7.3x, the settings are almost identical to NetWeaver BW 7.0x

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  • Migration to BW on HANA

    Easier Migration to SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA with Post-Copy Automation

    To reduce downtime for your production landscape, one of the recommended migration paths of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA comprises a system copy of your SAP NetWeaver BW system. However, the system copy procedure of SAP NetWeaver BW systems and landscapes is complex for many reasons - for example, there are many configuration settings (such as connections and delta queue handling for data loading) and system copy scenarios of SAP NetWeaver BW (each with different landscape aspects) that have to be handled as part of every system copy, no matter if the system copy is part of the migration to SAP HANA or if you want to perform regular system copies of your SAP NetWeaver BW landscape.

    For this, SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management offers preconfigured "task lists" used by the ABAP task manager for lifecycle management automation.

    You can also enable SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA to “go productive” with the parallel operation of your existing production system, both connected to the same backend systems. This is realized with a special and unique automated solution for delta queue cloning + synchronization on the production systems.

    SAP Note 886102 (SMP login required) thus becomes obsolete. Using the post-copy automation for SAP NetWeaver BW (BW PCA) in the migration process of SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.

    The Document Teched 2012 - Session EIM300  illustrates the Migration to BW on HANA from an end-to-end perspective.

    BW on HANA - Upgrade and Migration -  Blog on 

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  • BW System Copy

    SAP NetWeaver 7.30 BW - Systemcopy ABAP

    Beside the BW on HANA migration including DMO (database migration option) as part of the software update manager (SUM), the standard Procedure is still available, also to migrate from anyDB based Systems to Sybase ASE (since NetWeaver 7.02).

    To ease this generic step of BW system copy, a new procedure called "BW Post Copy automation (PCA)" supports customer now with the complex pre and post steps before and after the homogeneous/heterogeneous BW system copy (information from the SAP ALM group).

    We distinguish between two use cases for BW-PCA (FaQ):

    - initial copy based on existing BW source system


    - refresh of an existing system based on a BW source system


    the following Notes are the pre-requisites for the use cases. Additional trouble shooting can be found here.

    - Note 1683554 - SAPI tasks for System Copy Automation (included in NetWeaver 7.01 SP12 and higher)

    - Note 1844297 - Corrections on SAPI-Tasks for System Copy Automation (included in NetWeaver 7.01 SP14 and higher)

    - Note 1614266 - System Copy: Post Copy Automation (PCA) / LVM (included in NetWeaver 7.01 SP12 and higher)

    - Note 1707321 - BW System Copy: Note analyzer Post Copy Automation (BW-PCA) (included in NetWeaver 7.01 SP12 and higher)

    for both cases the BW-PCA Tasklists delivered with the Transaction STC01 supports the Customer together with the software provisioning manager 1.0 (SWPM) in these lifecycle management tasks. BW-PCA is embedded in the SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management

    BW Housekeeping Tasks

    Important Housekeeping Principles for keeping your SAP NetWeaver BW in good shape

    In this session you will learn about various housekeeping activities that should be part of the operational concept of your Enterprise Data Warehouse. These housekeeping activities will support you in removing unwanted and unneeded data as well as unused metadata. Scheduling these activities regularly in the system will ensure optimum utilization of system resources while at the same time increasing the overall system performance.


    Note 1829728 - BW Housekeeping Task List

    (contains manual steps ZNOTE_1829728_PRE_70x/ZNOTE_1829728_PRE_73x, and automated steps applied with SNOTE)

    The newly released Housekeeping Task List (Pre/Post Steps) allows you to automate mandatory tasks prior to upgrade/migration with DMO to ensure the quality of the migration process and the health of your BW System.

    Apply the following Notes in advance and run the tasks in advance to ensure smooth implementation of the BW Housekeeping Task List.

    Note 1710719 - Corrections on SAPI-Tasks for System Copy Automation

    Note 1767420 - Task Manager for Technical Configuration (6. Improvements)

    (contains manual steps ZNOTE_1767420, and automated steps applied with SNOTE)

    To solve the problem with the endless loop on the last task, apply the following Note:

    Note 1880465 - SAP_BW_HOUSEKEEPING not terminating

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  • Event Presentations

    TechEd 2012 Las Vegas/Madrid

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  • References/Experiences/DSAG

    This is a collection of ressources from the SAP SCN Network and it´s content is not reflecting the findings from this Document of future Upgrade and Enhanchements.

    See how the german customer Kärcher upgraded their BW System Landscape (Three System plus Sandbox) within 8 weeks including BI-IP and BIA. It is still a good reference from the project perspective

    See Dr. Berg's Upgade to 7.30 Experience. This is a overview Presentation based on 2011 findings.

    See the Doc - SAP BW 7.3 Promising Features This is a very nice overview based on the 2012 findings.

    Recent Blog - SAP BW 7.3 Upgrade Issues and Solutions is based on 2013 findings, esspecially application side.

    DSAG Forum: "Upgrade NetWeaver BW 7.3x" => (DSAG-ID requested) share you experience with other DSAG members.

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