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ANST: Download and Upload Traces Across Systems

Automated Note Search Tool (ANST) provides efficient and convenient way to carry out a Note search for a specific issue. ANST search works based on issue replication. Most organizations allow restricted authorizations in their production environment, For example, the personnel responsible for technical support or troubleshooting may not have the …

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Make SUM 1.0 SP 14 / 15 work for you

In this blog I would like to share our experience with SUM 1.0 SP 14 / 15, that are working significantly differently, and in many ways more sophisticated, than previous releases up to SP 13. In fact, Boris Rubarth‘s continuousness blogs about SAP Software Logistics, and especially SL Toolset 1.0 …

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DMO = Do Math Obligations!

Do not complain about insufficient migration rate if you use a 1 GBit network card! Do your Mathematic Obligations and check your network for performance prior to DMO. Boris Rubarth Product Management Software Logistics, SAP SE P.S. Sorry, yes, the blog above is short and rude, but I had to …

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Optimizing DMO Performance

When migrating an existing SAP system to the SAP HANA database using SUM with database migration option (DMO), several ways exist to optimize the performance and reduce the downtime.   This blog covers the topics benchmarking, optimization and analysis step-by-step. Therefore you should read and follow the steps in sequence …

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Short history of DMO

This blog offers a chronological list of features for database migration option (DMO) of Software Update Manager (SUM), starting with SUM 1.0 SP09 up to the latest release. As a prerequisite, you should read the introductionary document about DMO: Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction Check this page …

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System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA: SUM is the tool

This blog discusses the technical aspects of Software Update Manager (SUM) for a System Conversion: the transition of an existing SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA. Readers should be familiar with the transition paths to SAP S/4HANA, like described in https://blogs.sap.com/2016/11/02/sap-s4hana-system-conversion-at-a-glance/ System Conversion: SUM 2.0 is the tool for the transition to …

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TMSADM problems

When having setting STMS or running report TMS_UPDATE_PWD_OF_TMSADM you can have problems with user TMSADM in client 000 of the domain controller. Before changing TMSADM password, it is recommended to check document Changing the TMSADM password to make sure all the required notes are applied. SAP Note 1568362 has attached …

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CHAT SUPPORT has come to BC-UPG area!

In order to improve communications with customers and help provide the support in a much more interactive and timely manner, SAP is piloting a new interaction method we call “Real Time Support ”. By this pilot program, customer can directly connect to a SAP support engineer by Chat Support in …

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DMO: table comparison and migration tools

This blog discusses the table comparison and the migration tools of Software Update Manager (SUM) and database migration option (DMO). As a prerequisite, you should read the introduction document about DMO: Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction   Explanation of terms   SUM and DMO Software Update Manager …

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DMO: introducing the benchmarking tool

This blog introduces the benchmarking tool for checking the migration rate prior to database migration option (DMO). As a prerequisite, you should read the introductionary document about DMO: Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction   Tuning the DMO procedure to shorten the downtime is an important task. With …

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DMO: background on table split mechanism

This blog explains the technical background of table split as part of the database migration option (DMO). As a prerequisite, you should have read the introductionary document about DMO: Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM – Introduction and the technical background in DMO: technical background. During the migration of application …

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CTS+ or HTA?

You might have noticed that there are now two options to transport SAP HANA objects via ABAP: SAP HANA transport for ABAP and the enhanced Change and Transport System (CTS+). If you do not know about these options, yet, please refer to the following documentation and presentations: SAP HANA Transport …

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System Copy and Migration Observations

There are many blogs and documents available describing how to best migrate your SAP system to HANA. This isn’t one of those. What this is, on the other hand, is a few observations, and some lessons learned, when migrating an ERP system to new hardware using the R3load, aka Export/Import, …

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Software Provisioning Manager Survial Guide

Another very good collection of documents about troubleshooting the software provisioning manager can be found here:   http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-62646 -Troubleshooting documents for SWPM   The following tries to answer the most burning questions about software provisioning manager 1.0 in case you are not so familar with the tool.   What is …

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Understanding of native transport of changes in HALM

The basic introduction into the transport of HANA objects I did already: Transport of HANA objects with HALM Based on my experience with handling of customer messages, I decided to summarize key misunderstandings of using HALM changes-based transport and to provide some technical details which are (still) missing in the …

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Improved Log File for Software Provisioning Manager

A very warm welcome to all technical experts and users of the Software Provisioning Manager!   To increase the supportability of processes performed with Software Provisioning Manager, the log file sapinst_dev.log was improved, based on received feedback, as outlined in this blog.   Let me start with a simple example …

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